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Oddities News Archive - May 21, 2005

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Somewhere between the pounding surf at Malibu, the roaring torrent of Niagara Falls, and Yellowstone's spouting Old Faithful, it suddenly hits you: Where's the bathroom Finally, a quick answer to that most urgent of travel questions may be at hand -- especially for the estimated one in six adult Americans plagued by urinary incontinence.

Word of the Day
out-herod
  • In the phrase to out-herod Herod, to be more violent than Herod (as represented in the old mystery plays); hence, to exceed in any excess of evil.
Herod refers to 'Herod the Great,' a Roman client king and 'a madman who murdered his own family and a great many rabbis.' According to the OED, the term is 'chiefly with allusion to Shakespeare's use' in Hamlet.
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