Oddities News Archive - July 05, 2005


McDonald's Corp. , freshfrom a makeover of everything from its menu to its ads, nowwants to upgrade its restaurant staff uniforms to make themhipper and more befitting the MTV generation, a spokesman saidon Tuesday.

Word of the Day
  • The navel or umbilicus.
  • In Greek archaeology: A central boss, as on a shield, a bowl, etc.
  • A sacred stone in the temple of Apollo at Delphi, believed by the Greeks to mark the 'navel' or exact center-point of the earth.
'Omphalos' comes from the ancient Greek.