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Oddities News Archive - September 27, 2012

Space Buddha Statue Carved From Meteorite

A thousand year old religious icon, a Nazi SS expedition into Tibet, and a meteorite. Sounds like the latest installment in the Indiana Jones franchise, right? You aren't far off.

Carnivorous Sundew Plant Has Fast Snap Tentacles

Many predators in the animal kingdom depend on a quick-strike ability to capture their prey, but a few species in the plant kingdom also have this impressive capability.

Word of the Day
dipsas
  • A serpent whose bite was fabled to produce intense thirst.
The word 'dipsas' comes from a Greek word meaning 'thirst'.