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Oddities News Archive - February 10, 2012

Is This Really A Woolly Mammoth?

A strangely out-of-focus video was released by The Sun this week that shows a lumbering animal walking across a river in Siberia.

Word of the Day
postliminy
  • 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'.