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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
baudekin
  • A rich embroidered or brocaded silk fabric woven originally with a warp of gold thread.
'Baudekin' seems to be an alternative form of 'baldachin,' from the Italian 'Baldacco,' Baghdad, the city where the material was made.
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