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Oddities News Archive - July 15, 2004

OTTAWA, Kan. - Neighbors in a subdivision of this small eastern Kansas community have spent weeks trying to catch whoever was stealing their Kansas City Star newspapers. The bold burglar crept onto driveways while subscribers slept, grabbed a paper, then turned tail and ran.

Word of the Day
obdormition
  • Sleep; the state or condition of being asleep.
  • The state or condition of numbness of a part due to pressure on a nerve: as, the obdormition of a limb.
The word 'obdormition' comes from a Latin word meaning "to fall asleep".
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