Oddities News Archive - August 23, 2008

By The Associated Press GRAFTON, Wis.

A Kansas debate coach has been fired for expressing himself, caught on videotape, by mooning another coach, university officials say. Bill Shanaha, a Fort Hays State University professor and debate coach, was let go for violating the school's faculty code of ethics, it was announced Friday.

Word of the Day
  • The call or cry of a bird or other animal to its mate or its young.
'Call-note' is newer than 'bird-call,' which originally referred to 'an instrument for imitating the note of birds' but now also refers to 'the song or cry of a bird.'