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Oddities News Archive - August 22, 2008

By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS FLINT, Mich. - There are loyal customers, and then there's Joseph Macko. The 84-year-old Flint man has bought or leased a new Cadillac every year since 1955, the year Disneyland opened in Anaheim, Calif., and Rosa Parks refused to give up her seat on a Montgomery, Ala., bus.

By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS MADISON, Wis. - A woman and her accountant husband who claims he's developed a formula for lottery picks have each claimed $350,000 jackpots - twice.

Word of the Day
grass-comber
  • A landsman who is making his first voyage at sea; a novice who enters naval service from rural life.
According to the OED, a grass-comber is also 'a sailor's term for one who has been a farm-labourer.'