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Oddities News Archive - October 10, 2003

The man who raised a tiger in his Harlem apartment acknowledged Friday that he also once had a lion - but not in the apartment where the tiger and an alligator both lived.

Word of the Day
begunk
  • To befool; deceive; balk; jilt.
  • An illusion; a trick; a cheat.
The word 'begunk' may come from a nasalised variant of Scots begeck ("to deceive, disappoint"), equivalent to be- +‎ geck.