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Oddities News Archive - October 02, 2008

ORANGE Ketchup caper could mean jail An Orange school board trustee known for his dark glasses, knit cap and rants at meetings is now suspected of condiment kidnapping.

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The world's most obese man is getting hitched.

Grandma, 92, to be matron of honor SAGINAW TOWNSHIP, Mich. - Many brides-to-be pick best friends to serve as their maids or matrons of honor. That's the case for Erica Schultz. But the Saginaw Township woman's best buddy isn't a high school or college pal. It's her 92-year-old grandmother.

Word of the Day
bretelles
  • In dressmaking, straps running from the belt in front over the shoulders to the belt in the back, with more or less elaboration of trimming and outline. They usually broaden at the shoulder and narrow toward the waist.
The word 'bretelles' comes from a French word meaning 'braces'.