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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
marcescent
  • Withering but not falling off, as a blossom that persists on a twig after flowering.
The word 'marcescent' comes from a Latin word meaning 'to wither'.
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