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Oddities News Archive - April 11, 2006

Licensing firm CKX Inc. said on Tuesday it purchased an 80 percent interest in the name, image and likeness of boxing champion Muhammad Ali for about $50 million in cash.

MIAMI (Reuters) - Eight U.S. sailors at a Florida navy station fraudulently married Polish and Romanian women in order to collect extra housing allowances, according to federal charges filed on Tuesday.

Word of the Day
barratry
  • The offense of persistently instigating lawsuits, typically groundless ones.
  • An unlawful breach of duty on the part of a ship's master or crew resulting in injury to the ship's owner.
  • Sale or purchase of positions in church or state.
This word ultimately comes from the Old French word 'barater,' to cheat.
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