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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
cowpooling
  • The practice of two or more parties jointly purchasing all or part of a butchered cow and dividing the meat between them.
The word 'cowpooling' was formed on the model of 'carpooling'.