Oddities News Archive - February 04, 2012
Blue balls that fell from the sky and pelted a UK residence last week led to wild speculation, but scientists on Friday announced that they had determined the origins of the marble-like objects, and they are disappointingly mundane.
Word of the Day
- The horn of a unicorn considered as a medical or pharmacological ingredient.
- A winged horse with a single horn on its head; a winged unicorn.
The word 'alicorn' comes from Italian alicorno, already associated with unicorns and reinterpreted, popularized by Bearing an Hourglass (1984) and other fantasy novels by Piers Anthony.