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Oddities News Archive - July 28, 2006

CBS Corp. asked an appeals court on Friday to overturn a Federal Communications Commission fine for the network's broadcast of pop singer Janet Jackson's breast flash during the 2004 Super Bowl broadcast.

Word of the Day
mitraille
  • Small missiles, especially grape, canister, fragments of iron, and the like, when fired, as upon an enemy at close quarters.
  • To fire mitraille at.
The word 'mitraille' comes from the Old French 'mitaille', meaning 'small coins', sometimes used to mean 'scrap iron'.