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Oddities News Archive - March 07, 2006

An Australian yachtswoman said on Tuesday she drank her own urine to survive five days at sea without food or water after being swept out to sea in a dinghy from a Thai island.

Fake Christmas trees made in China help protect the environment of the United States, Chinese Foreign Minister Li Zhaoxing said on Tuesday, listing the benefits of trade between the two countries.

If the Netherlands becomes the first European country to ban the burqa and other Muslim face veils this month, Hope says she'll resort to wearing a surgical mask to dress in accordance with her religious beliefs.

BEIJING (Reuters) - Chinese delegates tired from

The death of Hall of Famer Kirby Puckett has brought to light his true age, which even the Minnesota Twins listed incorrectly his entire career.

Word of the Day
caparison
  • A cloth or covering, more or less ornamented, laid over the saddle or furniture of a horse, especially of a sumpter-horse or horse of state.
  • Clothing, especially sumptuous clothing; equipment; outfit.
  • To cover with a caparison, as a horse.
  • To dress sumptuously; adorn with rich dress.
This word ultimately comes from the Medieval Latin 'cappa,' cloak.
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