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Oddities News Archive - August 05, 2008

By The Associated Press SNOHOMISH, Wash. (AP) - Authorities say a truck driver who spilled tons of dirt along a Seattle highway and backed up traffic for hours just really had to go to the bathroom.Police say the driver was trying to ease the rig to the side of U.S. Highway 2 on Friday morning.

Word of the Day
omphalos
  • The navel or umbilicus.
  • In Greek archaeology: A central boss, as on a shield, a bowl, etc.
  • A sacred stone in the temple of Apollo at Delphi, believed by the Greeks to mark the 'navel' or exact center-point of the earth.
'Omphalos' comes from the ancient Greek.
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