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Oddities News Archive - August 02, 2006

Residents of the normally pristine retreat, a narrow slip of land in the St. Mary's River nestled between the United States and the Canadian province of Ontario, are confronting an unexpected crisis at boat slips and fishing spots: a surge of raw sewage, including human waste, condoms and used syringes.

Word of the Day
dapifer
  • One who brings meat to the table; hence, in some countries, the official title of the grand master or steward of the king's or a nobleman's household.
The word 'dapifer' comes from Latin roots meaning 'feast' and 'bearer'.