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Oddities News Archive - August 03, 2006

Barney the guard dog went berserk at a teddy bear exhibition in England and ripped the stuffing out of Elvis Presley's beloved bear Mabel, exhibitors said on Thursday.

Magicians are flocking to the Swedish capital this week to test their skill at changing people into birds, producing playing cards from unlikely places -- and devising new ways of cutting a woman in half.

By Daniel Trotta NEW YORK (Reuters) - The California beermaker who brought the world He'brew, Miraculous Jewbilation and Genesis Ale has come up with a new brew commemorating the late Jewish comedian Lenny Bruce on the 40th anniversary of his death. Bittersweet Lenny's R.I.P.A.

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.'