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Oddities News Archive - December 23, 2010

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Trousers and hats made from dog fur are just a few of the many items being sold on China's largest retail website, Taobao, sparking outrage among animal lovers.

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'.