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Oddities News Archive - May 29, 2008

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The old wives tale "for every child the mother loses a tooth" has some validity, a New York University dental professor has found.

Word of the Day
cenobite
  • One of a religious order living in a convent or in community; a monk: opposed to anchoret or hermit (one who lives in solitude).
  • A social bee.
This word comes from the Latin 'coenobium,' convent, which comes from the Greek 'koinobios,' living in community.
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