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Oddities News Archive - August 28, 2006

Tokyo's subway allowed a publisher to display posters of a nude and heavily pregnant Britney Spears on Monday, overturning a decision to cover up part of the image for being "too stimulating" for young people.

Turns out finding money to make movies was an easy mission for Tom Cruise.

Word of the Day
caparison
  • A cloth or covering, more or less ornamented, laid over the saddle or furniture of a horse, especially of a sumpter-horse or horse of state.
  • Clothing, especially sumptuous clothing; equipment; outfit.
  • To cover with a caparison, as a horse.
  • To dress sumptuously; adorn with rich dress.
This word ultimately comes from the Medieval Latin 'cappa,' cloak.
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