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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
dapifer
  • One who brings meat to the table; hence, in some countries, the official title of the grand master or steward of the king's or a nobleman's household.
The word 'dapifer' comes from Latin roots meaning 'feast' and 'bearer'.