Oddities News Archive - October 16, 2008


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


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
  • The horn of a unicorn considered as a medical or pharmacological ingredient.
  • A winged horse with a single horn on its head; a winged unicorn.
The word 'alicorn' comes from Italian alicorno, already associated with unicorns and reinterpreted, popularized by Bearing an Hourglass (1984) and other fantasy novels by Piers Anthony.