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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
bretelles
  • In dressmaking, straps running from the belt in front over the shoulders to the belt in the back, with more or less elaboration of trimming and outline. They usually broaden at the shoulder and narrow toward the waist.
The word 'bretelles' comes from a French word meaning 'braces'.