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Oddities News Archive - September 28, 2011

Female Mate Searching Evolves When Mating Gifts Are Important

In the animal world, males typically search for their female partners. The mystery is that in some species, you get a reversal -- the females search for males.

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."]