Oddities News Archive - July 15, 2006

The Comedy Central network has decided that Scientology and movie star Tom Cruise are once again fair game for the cartoon satire of "South Park," but the Prophet Mohammad remains off-limits -- sometimes.

Berlin's "Love Parade" returned on Saturday with around half a million revelers attending the gigantic techno-music party on the streets of the German capital a mere one week after the end of the soccer World Cup.

Word of the Day
  • The navel or umbilicus.
  • In Greek archaeology: A central boss, as on a shield, a bowl, etc.
  • A sacred stone in the temple of Apollo at Delphi, believed by the Greeks to mark the 'navel' or exact center-point of the earth.
'Omphalos' comes from the ancient Greek.