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Oddities News Archive - October 31, 2005

SALVO, North Carolina (Reuters) - A spectator ran on to the field and stole the ball from Green Bay Packers quarterback Brett Favre during the Cincinnati Bengals' home victory on Sunday. Security officials tackled the man and he was arrested and charged with criminal trespass while intoxicated.

Word of the Day
grass-comber
  • A landsman who is making his first voyage at sea; a novice who enters naval service from rural life.
According to the OED, a grass-comber is also 'a sailor's term for one who has been a farm-labourer.'