Oddities News Archive - August 15, 2008
By ERIC OLSON HICKMAN, Neb. - Talk about your one-horse town. This burg of 1,084 residents is just that. But some folks don't want that distinction. They want an aging horse named Peter Rabbit, who lives in a pasture in town, gone for good.
By Associated Press SAN JOSE, Calif. -- A grotesque comparison of a steamy love affair to a New York City street has won a Washington man this year's grand prize in an annual contest of bad writing.
FULLERTON, Calif. (AP) -- Alone and in labor, Jessica Higgins found the first place she could to give birth -- her front lawn. The 36-year-old was driving home from the mall Tuesday when little Mary Claire gave her the shock of a lifetime by deciding to arrive six weeks early.
- The navel or umbilicus.
- In Greek archaeology: A central boss, as on a shield, a bowl, etc.
- A sacred stone in the temple of Apollo at Delphi, believed by the Greeks to mark the 'navel' or exact center-point of the earth.