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Oddities News Archive - June 13, 2007

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The theft of a 4-foot statue of Ronald McDonald was probably a prank, police said - but people at the home for sick children it was stolen from aren't laughing.

Word of the Day
baudekin
  • A rich embroidered or brocaded silk fabric woven originally with a warp of gold thread.
'Baudekin' seems to be an alternative form of 'baldachin,' from the Italian 'Baldacco,' Baghdad, the city where the material was made.
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