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Oddities News Archive - October 04, 2008

The Associated Press CAPLEN, Texas A homeowner whose beachfront property in Texas was destroyed during Hurricane Ike has found a football-size fossil tooth in the debris.

CAPLEN, Texas (AP) -- A homeowner whose beachfront property in Texas was destroyed during Hurricane Ike has found a football-size fossil tooth in the debris. Dorothy Sisk and her colleague, Lamar University paleontologist Jim Westgate, visited her Bolivar Peninsula home after Ike hit.

A CIGARETTE smoker has been arrested in the US after he accidentally set off fireworks inside his car as he was driving. (c) 2008 Daily Mirror. Provided by ProQuest LLC. All rights Reserved.

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.