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Oddities News Archive - August 13, 2008

Sandy Allen, 53, the world's tallest woman, died early Wednesday at a nursing home in Indiana. At 7-foot-7 ¼ inches, Allen has been listed in Guinness World Records as the tallest living woman since 1974, the Indianapolis Star reports.

Word of the Day
begunk
  • To befool; deceive; balk; jilt.
  • An illusion; a trick; a cheat.
The word 'begunk' may come from a nasalised variant of Scots begeck ("to deceive, disappoint"), equivalent to be- +‎ geck.