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Oddities News Archive - August 24, 2008

Fort Hays State University in Kansas has fired its debate coach for losing his temper at a tournament and engaging in a videotaped shouting match that included pulling down his shorts to expose his underwear. University President Edward H.

By Megan Clay-Jones They found 'emense' public mistakes, but making good two tiny errors cost them Pounds 1,640 A bizarre campaign against grammatical incorrectness has landed two young Americans in deep trouble.

By The Associated Press FARMINGTON, Utah (AP) - Lose a bet, kiss a horse.That's how Davis County Commissioner Alan Hansen found himself kissing a 3-year-old sand-colored horse named Reno.The smooch stemmed from a contest between employees at Davis County and the Davis Hospital and Medical Center.The rules: Members of the team who lost the most weight got to watch their boss kiss a farm animal.This year, the county employees won - county staffers lost 397.6 pounds, just slightly trimmer than the hospital workers.Hansen missed out when his fellow commissioners locked lips with a cow over the weekend.So on Tuesday, Hansen met Reno on the front steps of the county courthouse and puckered up for what became a quick peck.But not before he slathered on some lip balm and popped a breath mint.He told the mare: "This is more for you than me.

Word of the Day
obdormition
  • Sleep; the state or condition of being asleep.
  • The state or condition of numbness of a part due to pressure on a nerve: as, the obdormition of a limb.
The word 'obdormition' comes from a Latin word meaning "to fall asleep".
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