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Oddities News Archive - March 06, 2003

Man Uses Airport X-Ray Photos in Exhibit source: Associated Press Strange News By KARL RITTER, Associated Press WriterSTOCKHOLM, Sweden - An art exhibit with X-ray pictures taken by airport security equipment has irked Swedish aviation authorities, who say workers cannot breach security guidelines for the sake of art.

Word of the Day
postliminy
  • In Roman antiquity, the return of a person who had been banished, or taken prisoner by an enemy, to his old condition and former privileges.
  • In international law, that right by virtue of which persons and things taken by an enemy in war are restored to their former status when coming again under the power of the nation to which they belonged.
The word 'postliminy' comes from a Latin word meaning 'threshold'.