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Oddities News Archive - October 16, 2008

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A British couple has received a three-month jail sentence Thursday for engaging in sex on a Dubai beach last summer.

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A 50-year-old California woman and her 30-year-old son used an improvised barbecue set-up to cremate the body of an 84-year-old relative, authorities allege.

Word of the Day
gammon
  • To play, gamble.
  • To impose upon; delude; trick; humbug; also, to joke; chaff.
  • A deceitful game or trick; trickery; humbug; nonsense.
The word 'gammon' in the sense of 'joke, trick' may come from 'backgammon'.
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