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Oddities News Archive - June 30, 2008

A 24-year-old man with cerebral palsy has walked 830 miles on stilts to raise money to fight the condition. Neil Sauter did the eight-week trek in Michigan, US, and raised pounds 32,000. (c) 2008 Daily Record; Glasgow (UK). Provided by ProQuest Information and Learning. All rights Reserved.

By Associated Press PERTH, Australia (AP) -- A man who auctioned his life -- his house, his car, his job, even his friends -- on eBay said Monday he is disappointed with the selling price: almost $384,000.

Word of the Day
honeyguide
  • Any of various tropical Old World birds of the family Indicatoridae, some species of which lead people or animals to the nests of wild honeybees. The birds eat the wax and larvae that remain after the nest has been destroyed for its honey.
Honeyguide birds have even been known to eat candles.