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.


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


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
  • In dressmaking, straps running from the belt in front over the shoulders to the belt in the back, with more or less elaboration of trimming and outline. They usually broaden at the shoulder and narrow toward the waist.
The word 'bretelles' comes from a French word meaning 'braces'.