Oddities News Archive - June 20, 2006

By Waheed Khan KARACHI (Reuters) - Every Saturday night Pakistani actor Ali Saleem puts on a bright saree and chunky jewelery and transforms himself into glamorous widow Begum Nawazish Ali, who teases guests with flirty questions on a television chat show.

By Matthew Jones LONDON (Reuters) - The car owner's grimace may be real as the "parking ticket" is peeled from the windshield, but it soon becomes clear the penalty notice is a fake.

The mayor of Connecticut's largest city admitted on Tuesday to using cocaine while in office.

Word of the Day
  • Any of various tropical Old World birds of the family Indicatoridae, some species of which lead people or animals to the nests of wild honeybees. The birds eat the wax and larvae that remain after the nest has been destroyed for its honey.
Honeyguide birds have even been known to eat candles.