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Oddities News Archive - June 22, 2008

By The Associated Press WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. (AP) - They aren't America's heaviest newborn twins on record, but they certainly tip the scales: Sean William Maynard and Abigail Rose Maynard weighed in at a combined 23 pounds and 1 ounce at birth this week, a North Carolina hospital announced Friday.

The Associated Press WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. They aren't America's heaviest newborn twins on record, but they certainly tip the scales: Sean William Maynard and Abigail Rose Maynard weighed in at a combined 23 pounds, 1 ounce at birth this week, a North Carolina hospital announced Friday.

CHICAGO (AP) -- First there was a wily coyote in Chicago's downtown. Then an ill-fated cougar on the North Side. Now authorities have captured an alligator in the Chicago River. An employee of a metal manufacturing company found the 5-foot- long reptile Friday in the river's South Branch.

Word of the Day
bellycheer
  • Good cheer; viands.
  • To revel; to feast.
The word 'bellycheer' may come from 'belle cheer', "good cheer".
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