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Oddities News Archive - July 17, 2006

By James B. Kelleher CHICAGO (Reuters) - Steering a 29-foot (8.8-meter), 9-tonne motorhome through a tight obstacle course isn't easy. But imagine how much harder it is in reverse. Blindfolded. Guided only by a voice on a radio.

NEW YORK (Reuters) - U.S. television talk show queen Oprah Winfrey on Monday moved to quash rumors about her relationship with her best friend, saying she is not gay.

Word of the Day
dwale
  • The deadly nightshade, Atropa Belladonna, which possesses stupefying or poisonous properties.
  • A sleeping-potion; a soporific.
  • To mutter deliriously.
The word 'dwale' comes from an Old English word meaning 'error, doubt, delusion.'
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