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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
endocarp
  • The hard inner (usually woody) layer of the pericarp of some fruits (as peaches or plums or cherries or olives) that contains the seed.
This word comes from the Greek 'endon,' in, within, plus the Greek 'karpos', fruit.
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