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2009-04-16 15:25:25

Students and faculty at Kentucky's Spalding University marked the end of finals week with the annual Running of the Rodents, a race exclusively for rats. The race, which has been a tradition at the school for 37 years, involves rats trained by teams of students and faculty to race around a small oval track for a rodent-friendly prize -- a garland made from fruit-flavored cereal, the Louisville (Ky.) Courier-Journal reported Thursday. This year's event, dubbed CelebRATy, bore a Hollywood theme...


Word of the Day
marcescent
  • 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'.
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