Oddities News Archive - October 12, 2012
Finding artifacts washed ashore on beaches around the globe are fairly common occurrences. Finding marine animals and their body parts are just as common.
Word of the Day
- In Roman antiquity, the return of a person who had been banished, or taken prisoner by an enemy, to his old condition and former privileges.
- In international law, that right by virtue of which persons and things taken by an enemy in war are restored to their former status when coming again under the power of the nation to which they belonged.
The word 'postliminy' comes from a Latin word meaning 'threshold'.