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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
bretelles
  • In dressmaking, straps running from the belt in front over the shoulders to the belt in the back, with more or less elaboration of trimming and outline. They usually broaden at the shoulder and narrow toward the waist.
The word 'bretelles' comes from a French word meaning 'braces'.