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Oddities News Archive - July 14, 2006

By Ros Krasny CHICAGO (Reuters) - For bowler Michael Cook, it's strictly competitive. For cheerleader Eric Hoffman, it's political. And for Chicago's Mayor Richard M. Daley, it's a possible Olympics dress rehearsal.

Word of the Day
honeyguide
  • 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.