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Oddities News Archive - October 08, 2008

World in brief TOKYO A bald, naked man who said he was a British tourist was arrested yesterday after going swimming in the moat of Japan's Imperial Palace. He was eventually caught after a 90-minute chase that saw him climb the 8 metre-high palace wall, throw rocks and splash water at police.

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About 90 elementary school students in Montana have started a series of rabies shots after a parent let them touch a dead bat that was later confirmed to be diseased.

By MARI YAMAGUCHI By Mari Yamaguchi The Associated Press TOKYO Police said they have apprehended a Western man who went skinny dipping in a moat ringing the Imperial Palace and attracted a huge crowd in one of the capital's main business district s.

A bear gnawing on a fuel tank valve is suspected as the cause of a 1,000-gallon diesel fuel spill on British Columbia's west coast, wildlife officials said.

Dozens of students who touched a dead bat brought by a parent to a Montana elementary school have undergone rabies vaccinations, officials said.

By MIKE UNDERWOOD An irate traveler was busted at Logan International Airport for throwing Dr. Scholl's foot powder throughout a plane after being delayed for a day in Las Vegas, cops said.

Word of the Day
baudekin
  • A rich embroidered or brocaded silk fabric woven originally with a warp of gold thread.
'Baudekin' seems to be an alternative form of 'baldachin,' from the Italian 'Baldacco,' Baghdad, the city where the material was made.
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