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Oddities News Archive - December 16, 2004

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A naked Pamela Anderson will beckon from Chinese billboards in a new anti-fur campaign - if the former "Baywatch" star can get past the censors. The posters feature the slogan "Give fur the cold shoulder" in English.

Word of the Day
bretelles
  • In dressmaking, straps running from the belt in front over the shoulders to the belt in the back, with more or less elaboration of trimming and outline. They usually broaden at the shoulder and narrow toward the waist.
The word 'bretelles' comes from a French word meaning 'braces'.