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Oddities News Archive - July 27, 2006

David Hasselhoff missed a flight out of London's Heathrow airport on Wednesday under circumstances that caused witnesses to tell British tabloids he was drunk, but which his U.S. representative explained as mere illness.

Word of the Day
grass-comber
  • A landsman who is making his first voyage at sea; a novice who enters naval service from rural life.
According to the OED, a grass-comber is also 'a sailor's term for one who has been a farm-labourer.'