Oddities News Archive - October 08, 2012
Yoda, the wizened old Jedi master popularized in the Star Wars series of films, has been immortalized by scientists who have named a newly-discovered species of acorn worm in his honor.
Word of the Day
- Withering but not falling off, as a blossom that persists on a twig after flowering.
The word 'marcescent' comes from a Latin word meaning 'to wither'.