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Oddities News Archive - June 06, 2006

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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
toccata
  • In music, a work for a keyboard-instrument, like the pianoforte or organ, originally intended to utilize and display varieties of touch: but the term has been extended so as to include many irregular works, similar to the prelude, the fantasia, and the improvisation.
This word is Italian in origin, coming from the feminine past participle of 'toccare,' to touch.
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