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Oddities News Archive - June 24, 2008

MORE UFO sightings were reported across Wales after a mystery craft threatened a police helicopter over Cardiff this week. The UFO zoomed straight at the chopper as the three-man cop crew prepared to land - and the pilot veered sharply to avoid being hit.

By Elizabeth Deornellas, Winston-Salem Journal, N.C. Jun. 20--Joey and Erin Maynard's family got a lot bigger this week.

AN AMERICAN hiker stranded in the Bavarian Alps for nearly three days was rescued after using her sports bra as a signal, police in southern Germany said.

Word of the Day
mallemaroking
  • Nautical, the visiting and carousing of sailors in the Greenland ships.
This word is apparently from a confusion of two similar Dutch words: 'mallemerok,' a foolish woman, and 'mallemok,' a name for some persons among the crew of a whaling vessel.