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Oddities News Archive - July 06, 2005

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Overweight Americans who lose a lot of weight also tend to build more wealth as they drop the pounds, according to new research. The study found that the link between weight loss and wealth gains was particularly strong among white women. Black women and white men also gained.

Word of the Day
grass-comber
  • A landsman who is making his first voyage at sea; a novice who enters naval service from rural life.
According to the OED, a grass-comber is also 'a sailor's term for one who has been a farm-labourer.'