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Oddities News Archive - August 14, 2008

XENIA, Ohio - A video posted on Myspace.com shows an employee of the Burger King in Xenia taking a bath in a kitchen sink as other employees look on or continue working. "It's my birthday and I'm taking a bath in the sink at Burger King," the tattooed worker tells the camera.

n Erie, Pa. Officials at the Erie Zoo say one of their new Amur tigers is too shy to explore a new $500,000 exhibit. Nikki, a 370-pound male tiger, has refused to come out of his den into the public exhibit since it opened two months ago.

The Associated Press WELLFORD, S.C. A stolen bear cub is back with his brother at a South Carolina animal park after being snatched and put on display at a truck stop.

By Rhona Ganguly; Ian Richardson Blogs in Birmingham and across the pond were buzzing yesterday after The Birmingham Post revealed how thousands of recycling leaflets posted to households in the city had been produced with a picture of the wrong skyline.

By ROD CHAYTOR IT was a Brum do when Birmingham council chiefs came to choosing a picture of their city. Instead of the familiar West Midlands skyline, they printed 720,000 leaflets showing a picture of Birmingham, ALABAMA - 4,219 miles away.

Word of the Day
barratry
  • The offense of persistently instigating lawsuits, typically groundless ones.
  • An unlawful breach of duty on the part of a ship's master or crew resulting in injury to the ship's owner.
  • Sale or purchase of positions in church or state.
This word ultimately comes from the Old French word 'barater,' to cheat.
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