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Oddities News Archive - May 25, 2006

As a subway rattles overhead on a bright sunny day, the smell of aerosol paint permeates the air and graffiti artists spray-paint the side of a building with little fear of police.

WARSAW (Reuters) - Sexy advertisements were put under wraps and a ban on liquor sales went into force on Thursday in areas that Pope Benedict will visit during his just-started tour of Poland.

Word of the Day
negawatt
  • A unit of saved energy.
Coined by Amory Lovins, chairman of the Rocky Mountain Institute as a contraction of negative watt on the model of similar compounds like megawatt.