Oddities News Archive - October 16, 2003

Dozens of young Portuguese stripped down to dress up Wednesday when a clothes store offered free designer wear for anyone shopping naked. Shoppers who decided to take part in the scheduled publicity stunt at a shop in Lisbon's downtown were allowed to undress in privacy inside the store.

Word of the Day
  • The call or cry of a bird or other animal to its mate or its young.
'Call-note' is newer than 'bird-call,' which originally referred to 'an instrument for imitating the note of birds' but now also refers to 'the song or cry of a bird.'