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Oddities News Archive - March 04, 2006

If you want to crash the glitziest party of all, the Oscars, here's a tip from a professional: Show up at the theater, dressed as a chef carrying a live lobster, looking really concerned.

Word of the Day
sudarium
  • A handkerchief.
  • Specifically— The legendary sweat-cloth; the handkerchief of St. Veronica, according to tradition miraculously impressed with the mask of Christ; also, the napkin about Christ's head (Johu xx. 7).
  • In general, any miraculous portrait of Christ.
The word 'sudarium' comes from a Latin word meaning 'a handkerchief'.