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Oddities News Archive - August 28, 2008

By The Associated Press CATAWBA, Wis.

By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS HICKMAN, Neb. - This one-horse town is looking like becoming a no- horse town. The owner of a 32-year-old horse named Peter Rabbit wasnt able Tuesday to buck a local ban on livestock within city limits.

City hopes window sells for $3 million DULUTH, Minn. - The Duluth City Council has agreed to sell a Tiffany stained glass window that could bring the city up to $3 million. The "Minnehaha" window is currently housed at the Depot in Duluth.

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Spanish revelers pelted one another with 113 tons of ripe tomatoes in the annual La Tomatina food fight.

Word of the Day
toccata
  • In music, a work for a keyboard-instrument, like the pianoforte or organ, originally intended to utilize and display varieties of touch: but the term has been extended so as to include many irregular works, similar to the prelude, the fantasia, and the improvisation.
This word is Italian in origin, coming from the feminine past participle of 'toccare,' to touch.
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