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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
  • an ornament or knob in the shape of a flower
  • In architecture, a floral ornament; specifically, the large conventional flower usually placed in the center of the abacus of a Corinthian capital or classic ceiling-caisson; also, the floreated termination of a Gothic finial.
[ "The word 'fleuron' comes from French."]