Oddities News Archive - March 21, 2006

Yoko Ono's longtime friend and spokesman on Tuesday said an upcoming TV seance to contact her late husband, ex-Beatle John Lennon, was tacky, exploitative and far removed from the icon's way of life.

One third of French people say they are racist, a French human rights watchdog said on Tuesday, after a survey that showed an increase from last year in the number of people who acknowledged being racist.

Beneath the busy Brooklyn Bridge, city inspectors last week uncovered artifacts of modern American history -- provisions left in a shelter harkening back to fears of nuclear attack in the days of the Cold War.

A former Florida teacher who pleaded guilty to having sex with a 14-year-old boy will not have to stand trial on additional charges because prosecutors dropped those charges on Tuesday.

Word of the Day
  • The hard inner (usually woody) layer of the pericarp of some fruits (as peaches or plums or cherries or olives) that contains the seed.
This word comes from the Greek 'endon,' in, within, plus the Greek 'kardia,' heart.