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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
negawatt
  • A unit of saved energy.
Coined by Amory Lovins, chairman of the Rocky Mountain Institute as a contraction of negative watt on the model of similar compounds like megawatt.