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Oddities News Archive - October 31, 2008

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Health authorities said a man has been hospitalized in London after he inhaled anthrax spores from animal skins he purchased to make bongo drums.

Word of the Day
swell-mobsman
  • A member of the swell-mob; a genteelly clad pickpocket. Sometimes mobsman.
Use of the word 'swell-mobsman' dates at least to the early 1800s.