Oddities News Archive - August 13, 2004

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. - A mourning family has sued a funeral home, saying it allowed the body of a 71-year-old husband and father to decompose for five days, until the stench of rotting flesh was so strong it sickened the minister at his funeral and dripped fluid from the casket.

Word of the Day
  • a meat pie that is usually eaten at Christmas in Quebec
The word 'tourtiere' comes from the French tourte, or passenger pigeon.