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Oddities News Archive - August 19, 2008

By Roger Maynard THE MAYOR of an outback mining town in deepest Queensland has angered Australia's womenfolk by suggesting that those who are "beauty disadvantaged" might head to Mount Isa.

Remember: Buckle up and don't get in a hurry Zoo keepers at the Biblical Zoo in Jerusalem have found a way to help Arava, a disabled tortoise. Arava has been fitted with a metal board with two wheels attached to her shell that help her move around.

Word of the Day
cassation
  • The abrogation of a law by a higher authority; annulment.
  • In music, during the eighteenth century, a song or an instrumental piece similar to the serenade, intended for performance in the open air.
The word 'cassation' comes from the French 'cassation', from Latin 'casso' ("destroy, annul").
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