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Oddities News Archive - December 15, 2011

Botanists Answer Mystery Of Glowing Buttercups

As a child, did you ever shine a buttercup flower under your chin and witness a yellow glow to test whether you or your friends like butter?

Word of the Day
alicorn
  • The horn of a unicorn considered as a medical or pharmacological ingredient.
  • A winged horse with a single horn on its head; a winged unicorn.
The word 'alicorn' comes from Italian alicorno, already associated with unicorns and reinterpreted, popularized by Bearing an Hourglass (1984) and other fantasy novels by Piers Anthony.
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