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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
gubbings
  • The parings of haberdine; also, any kind of fragments.
The word 'gubbings' is a variant of the word 'gobbon', meaning 'a portion, gobbet.'