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Oddities News Archive - December 23, 2005

NEW YORK (Reuters) - The bones of the late British broadcaster Alistair Cooke were stolen by a crime ring that snatched body parts to sell for transplant procedures, according to reports in two New York newspapers.

Australian scientists have proved what is common knowledge to most people -- that teaspoons appear to have minds of their own.

The smell of sausages, the cheery chimes of Christmas jingles and the thud of "Klezmer rap" hang heavy in the December air as Berliners huddle around the kosher mulled wine stall. Welcome to the "Chrismukkah" market.

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