Oddities News Archive - August 21, 2008

World News IN BRIEF *CANTON, OHIO A Canadian couple has finally taken up a restaurant offer that arrived 15 years ago by balloon.

A Dubuque man who agreed to watch his friend's raccoon reported that it "went crazy" and attacked his arm early Tuesday. Steven M. Hines, 58, of 2455 Pearl St., called police around 2 a.m. Tuesday to report that he had been bitten.


Morning train commuters in Tokyo were joined on their way to work by an unusual companion Wednesday: a wild monkey.

Word of the Day
  • A hairdresser.
The word 'friseur' comes from French friseur, from friser ("to curl, frizz").