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Oddities News Archive - September 06, 2011

Why Men Ring Fingers Are Longer Than Their Index Fingers

Biologists at the University of Florida have found a reason why men's ring fingers are generally longer than their index fingers — and why the reverse usually holds true for women.

Human Gelatin Could Be Used As Ingredient In Future Treats

Human-derived gelatin could be included as a main ingredient in future diets.

Word of the Day
mallemaroking
  • Nautical, the visiting and carousing of sailors in the Greenland ships.
This word is apparently from a confusion of two similar Dutch words: 'mallemerok,' a foolish woman, and 'mallemok,' a name for some persons among the crew of a whaling vessel.