Oddities News Archive - December 07, 2008
A Florida woman who says an MRI scan of her brain shows what appears to be an image of the Virgin Mary plans to offer the scan for sale on eBay. Pamela Latrimore of Fort Pierce said she hopes to raise money for her medical bills, TCPalm.com reports.
Experts say police in Raleigh, N.C., may have hurt a young deer's long-run chances of survival by adopting it. The buck, nicknamed Bucky, was discovered by Wayne Muller, a member of the State Capitol Police, in a wooded area near downtown Raleigh, the Raleigh News & Observer reported.
A British mother says she was shocked to discover a Nintendo's Scrabble 2007 game's computer was choosing to play swear words against her 8-year-old son.
An elderly Englishwoman's most prized Christmas decoration is a small artificial tree her husband received from his grandmother 79 years ago. It's so threadbare, but it was my husband's pride and joy, Frances Fearn told The Sun. Now that her husband has died, Fearn displays the tree, still bearing its original ornaments, as a memorial next to his photograph in her home in Cheltenham, Gloucestershire. The tree, about 18 inches tall, was purchased at Woolworths in 1929.
A Wisconsin woman says she found a wad of cash in a pair of boots she purchased at a thrift store. Dimitra Anderson said she found the undisclosed amount of cash when she tried a pair of boots and found a sock with a bank envelope inside each of the boots, the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel reported Sunday. The newspaper said Anderson bought the boots for $3, and did not mention the cash she found to the clerk.
A trailer holding 1,400 pairs of shoes was stolen from a loading dock in Redford, Mich., officials said. The footwear belonged to retailer Mr. Alan's, which estimates the thieves got away with $40,000 worth of shoes, WDIV-TV of Detroit reported. Mr.
- The navel or umbilicus.
- In Greek archaeology: A central boss, as on a shield, a bowl, etc.
- A sacred stone in the temple of Apollo at Delphi, believed by the Greeks to mark the 'navel' or exact center-point of the earth.