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Oddities News Archive - October 03, 2011

Anthropologist Narrows Down History Of Animal And Human Relationship

Anthropologist Pat Shipman says that when our prehistoric ancestors began interacting with animals they developed empathy for them.

Word of the Day
  • an ornament or knob in the shape of a flower
  • In architecture, a floral ornament; specifically, the large conventional flower usually placed in the center of the abacus of a Corinthian capital or classic ceiling-caisson; also, the floreated termination of a Gothic finial.
[ "The word 'fleuron' comes from French."]