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Oddities News Archive - April 29, 2004

WELLINGTON, New Zealand (AP) -- Shrek the hermit ram took six years to grow his massive fleece.

WELLINGTON, New Zealand - Shrek the hermit ram took six years to grow his massive fleece. On Wednesday, a champion shearer clipped it off in just 20 minutes on live television in this nation of 4 million people and 42 million sheep.

Word of the Day
negawatt
  • A unit of saved energy.
Coined by Amory Lovins, chairman of the Rocky Mountain Institute as a contraction of negative watt on the model of similar compounds like megawatt.