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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
dwale
  • The deadly nightshade, Atropa Belladonna, which possesses stupefying or poisonous properties.
  • A sleeping-potion; a soporific.
  • To mutter deliriously.
The word 'dwale' comes from an Old English word meaning 'error, doubt, delusion.'
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