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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
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.