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Oddities News Archive - June 20, 2008

A MONUMENT to the enema has been unveiled at a spa in a Russian city. A pounds 21,000 bronze syringe bulb, weighing 800lbs and held by three angels, was unveiled at the Mask-Akva Term spa in the Caucasus Mountains. Spokesman Alexander Kharchenko said: "There is no kitsch or obscenity.

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Everyone -- except the parents -- was praised Thursday for the way they handled the case of a preschool boy found with marijuana in his sneaker.

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Two new Gloucester teen moms yesterday blasted a group of peers who reportedly made a pact to get pregnant and raise their babies together, saying the young moms-to-be "don't know what they're getting themselves into."

Word of the Day
caparison
  • A cloth or covering, more or less ornamented, laid over the saddle or furniture of a horse, especially of a sumpter-horse or horse of state.
  • Clothing, especially sumptuous clothing; equipment; outfit.
  • To cover with a caparison, as a horse.
  • To dress sumptuously; adorn with rich dress.
This word ultimately comes from the Medieval Latin 'cappa,' cloak.
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