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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
swell-mobsman
  • A member of the swell-mob; a genteelly clad pickpocket. Sometimes mobsman.
Use of the word 'swell-mobsman' dates at least to the early 1800s.