Oddities News Archive - March 16, 2011
Its head looks like a turkey's, its body resembles a chicken's â€“ now scientists can explain why one of the poultry world's most curious specimens has developed such a distinctive look.
Word of the Day
- A large punch-bowl of the eighteenth century, usually of silver and with a movable rim, and decorated with flutings and a scalloped edge. It was also used for cooling and carrying wine-glasses.
- A kind of cotton handkerchief having white spots on a colored ground, the spots being produced by a chemical which discharges the color.
This word is possibly named after Monteith (Monteigh), 'an eccentric 17th-century Scotsman who wore a cloak scalloped at the hem.'