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Oddities News Archive - June 18, 2008

By Michele Munz, St. Louis Post-Dispatch Jun. 18--Dr. Sherman Silber has long been a trailblazer in fertility. Now the St. Louis-area surgeon is taking his expertise in humans and using it for endangered animals.

Equal time, equal time. Not every one hates SPAM, it turns out. A recent column about my own ghastly experiences with the iconic (and inexpensive) lunch meat, now enjoying new popularity, brought forth a host of comments. Mostly they came in the form of recipes.

Word of the Day
omphalos
  • The navel or umbilicus.
  • In Greek archaeology: A central boss, as on a shield, a bowl, etc.
  • A sacred stone in the temple of Apollo at Delphi, believed by the Greeks to mark the 'navel' or exact center-point of the earth.
'Omphalos' comes from the ancient Greek.
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