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Oddities News Archive - June 14, 2005

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The identical twins entered the spotlight as child actors playing a pair of rascals. Now, the Kaczynski brothers are promising to solve Poland's problems with a return to clean government and traditional morality.

Word of the Day
sudarium
  • A handkerchief.
  • Specifically— The legendary sweat-cloth; the handkerchief of St. Veronica, according to tradition miraculously impressed with the mask of Christ; also, the napkin about Christ's head (Johu xx. 7).
  • In general, any miraculous portrait of Christ.
The word 'sudarium' comes from a Latin word meaning 'a handkerchief'.