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Oddities News Archive - September 20, 2008

By Jay Alabaster TOKYO - The world's oldest man celebrated his 113th birthday on Thursday in southern Japan, telling reporters he wants to live another five years. Tomoji Tanabe, who was born Sept.

Word of the Day
prosopography
  • a study of the individuals in a group of people within a specific context and their relationships.
  • In rhetoric, the description of any one's personal appearance.
The word 'prosopography' comes from a Latin word meaning 'description of a person’s appearance' from Greek roots meaning 'face' or 'person' and 'writing'.