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Oddities News Archive - October 03, 2008

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A 7-year-old boy allegedly broke into a reptile farm in Australia and fed 10 live reptiles that were the farm's main exhibits to the resident crocodile.

Word of the Day
pawl
  • A pivoted catch designed to fall into a notch on a ratchet wheel so as to allow movement in only one direction (e.g. on a windlass or in a clock mechanism), or alternatively to move the wheel in one direction.
The word 'pawl' probably comes from a Latin word meaning 'stake'.
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