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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
meacock
  • An uxorious, effeminate, or spiritless man.
  • A timorous, cowardly fellow.
Probably a blend of meek and cock, or from meek +‎ -ock (“diminutive suffix”).