Oddities News Archive - June 06, 2006


Is Tuesday's date - 6-6-6 - merely a curious number or could it mean our number is up?

Celebrity magazines racing to publish the first photos of Angelina Jolie and Brad Pitt's infant daughter may have been beaten to the punch on Tuesday when a supposed portrait of the couple and their baby surfaced on the Internet.

Rock singer Meat Loaf has sued a former collaborator for $50 million, claiming he wrongly trademarked the name of their 1977 hit album "Bat Out of Hell" and is using it as "blackmail" to hold up a new album.

Word of the Day
  • A handkerchief.
  • Specifically— The legendary sweat-cloth; the handkerchief of St. Veronica, according to tradition miraculously impressed with the mask of Christ; also, the napkin about Christ's head (Johu xx. 7).
  • In general, any miraculous portrait of Christ.
The word 'sudarium' comes from a Latin word meaning 'a handkerchief'.