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Oddities News Archive - January 05, 2005

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Nutballz, a cookie company founded by a snowboarder, says it has won an eBay auction to borrow a plastic foam cup its owner says was used by Elvis Presley during a 1977 concert.

Word of the Day
pawl
  • A pivoted catch designed to fall into a notch on a ratchet wheel so as to allow movement in only one direction (e.g. on a windlass or in a clock mechanism), or alternatively to move the wheel in one direction.
The word 'pawl' probably comes from a Latin word meaning 'stake'.
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