Oddities News Archive - December 10, 2003

A man has been charged with using a cellular telephone camera to take electronic photographs up a woman's skirt.

Word of the Day
  • A pivoted catch designed to fall into a notch on a ratchet wheel so as to allow movement in only one direction (e.g. on a windlass or in a clock mechanism), or alternatively to move the wheel in one direction.
The word 'pawl' probably comes from a Latin word meaning 'stake'.