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Oddities News Archive - March 17, 2006

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Singapore police briefly detained an Australian animal activist dressed in a bear suit on Friday after she staged a protest during the Queen's official visit to the city-state.

Some call it sport, some call it fun, others swear by its health benefits, rattling off a list that would make a snake-oil salesman blush.

Thousands of teenagers and students swarmed onto Spanish streets on Friday for mass drinking sessions, defying legislation introduced to stop the binges known as "botellones."