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Oddities News Archive - February 22, 2006

The Division of Natural Resources has told a Parkersburg woman to stop rescuing orphaned baby opossums because possessing wildlife is illegal in West Virginia.

By Jonathan Landreth BEIJING (Hollywood Reporter) - In a move that could benefit its nascent domestic animation industry, China has banned from television any new shows that combine animation with live actors.

Word of the Day
Cthulhu
  • A gigantic fictional humanoid alien god being described with a head resembling an octopus and dragon wings and claws, around whom an insane cult developed.
  • Pertaining to the mythos of Cthulhu and additional otherworldly beings created by H. P. Lovecraft or inspired by his writings and imitators.
This word was invented in 1926 by H.P. Lovecraft for his short story, 'The Call of Cthulhu.' 'Cthulhu' may be based on the word 'chthonic,' which in Greek mythology refers to the underworld.
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