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Oddities News Archive - March 21, 2008

A Los Angeles man is getting his stolen Mustang back -- 38 years after it was stolen. The vehicle has an extra 300,000 miles and a different paint job, but Eugene Brakke's 1965 Mustang is evidently running just fine. Brakke reported the car stolen to Burbank police in May 1970.

Word of the Day
grass-comber
  • A landsman who is making his first voyage at sea; a novice who enters naval service from rural life.
According to the OED, a grass-comber is also 'a sailor's term for one who has been a farm-labourer.'