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Oddities News Archive - December 02, 2005

The dark streaks like bloody tears that have drawn believers to a Virgin Mary statue here in recent weeks follow a long tradition of Catholic apparitions around the world which often provide solace to the faithful.

Playboy model-turned-TV personality Anna Nicole Smith turned up drunk and too scantily clad to a Live 8 concert, damaging the reputation of the international charity benefit, a lawsuit filed against a company affiliated with the actress claims.

Word of the Day
baudekin
  • A rich embroidered or brocaded silk fabric woven originally with a warp of gold thread.
'Baudekin' seems to be an alternative form of 'baldachin,' from the Italian 'Baldacco,' Baghdad, the city where the material was made.
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