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
  • A style of popular dance music originating along the border between Texas and Mexico, characterized by the use of accordion, drums, and 12-string bass guitar and traditionally based on polka, waltz, and bolero rhythms.
The word 'conjunto' comes through Spanish, from Latin coniūnctus, past participle of coniungere, to join together; see conjoin