Oddities News Archive - December 01, 2004

SYDNEY, Australia - First it was a purported likeness of the Virgin Mary in a cheese sandwich. Now, a single grain of breakfast cereal with an uncanny resemblance to cuddly movie alien E.T. has reportedly fetched $804 in an Internet auction.


Following his remarkable run as the "Jeopardy!" whiz, Ken Jennings is famous enough to be trailed by a fan in the subway, is penning a book and, of course, has $2,520,700 in winnings to decide how to spend.

COEUR D'ALENE, Idaho - Two men have been arrested for dumping dirt in a national forest.

MILFORD, Conn. - A man and woman who tried to bail out a friend were arrested after police said they brought a crack pipe and drugs to the police station. Robert Amato, 42, of New Haven, and Valerie Lawler, 20, of Wallingford, were arrested by Milford police at about 1:15 a.m. Monday.

Word of the Day
  • To play, gamble.
  • To impose upon; delude; trick; humbug; also, to joke; chaff.
  • A deceitful game or trick; trickery; humbug; nonsense.
The word 'gammon' in the sense of 'joke, trick' may come from 'backgammon'.