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Oddities News Archive - May 23, 2006

LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - Gas really does cost an arm and a leg in places these days. This weekend, a Huntington Beach, California, gas station said the price of regular gasoline was -- an arm. The price of mid-grade -- a leg. The price of premium -- your first born.

Word of the Day
  • an ornament or knob in the shape of a flower
  • In architecture, a floral ornament; specifically, the large conventional flower usually placed in the center of the abacus of a Corinthian capital or classic ceiling-caisson; also, the floreated termination of a Gothic finial.
[ "The word 'fleuron' comes from French."]