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Oddities News Archive - November 12, 2012

Australian Sugar Ants Walk In Circles When Lost

For us humans, being lost isn’t all that much fun, often leading us to walk around in circles as we try to find our way. Apparently, some animals follow similar patterns.

Word of the Day
grass-comber
  • A landsman who is making his first voyage at sea; a novice who enters naval service from rural life.
According to the OED, a grass-comber is also 'a sailor's term for one who has been a farm-labourer.'