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Oddities News Archive - March 28, 2006

China, which is marking 2006 as the Year of Italy, has denounced comments by Italian Prime Minister Silvio Berlusconi that the Chinese under Mao Zedong boiled babies.

By Michael Winfrey and Tsvetelia Ilieva STARA ZAGORA, Bulgaria (Reuters) - Roska, a pretty 15-year-old Roma girl, thinks she's too young to get married.

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Rep. Tom DeLay, once one of the most powerful figures in the U.S. Congress, wants his right to pack a pistol restored after the state of Texas revoked his permit following his indictment last year.

Word of the Day
swell-mobsman
  • A member of the swell-mob; a genteelly clad pickpocket. Sometimes mobsman.
Use of the word 'swell-mobsman' dates at least to the early 1800s.