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Oddities News Archive - March 31, 2006

Sex and drugs were on everyone's minds at the Playboy Mansion on Thursday as a marijuana rights group held its annual fundraiser at the famed temple of hedonism.

Those eager for a piece of the Elvis Presley legacy might consider bidding on the first house he bought after striking musical gold.

Word of the Day
tesla
  • The unit of magnetic flux density in the International System of Units, equal to the magnitude of the magnetic field vector necessary to produce a force of one newton on a charge of one coulomb moving perpendicular to the direction of the magnetic field vector with a velocity of one meter per second. It is equivalent to one weber per square meter.
This word is named for Nikola Tesla, the inventor, engineer, and futurist.