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Oddities News Archive - August 06, 2008

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One might expect search terms like "democracy movement,""Tiananmen incident" and even "Playboy magazine" to be blackballed by the People's Republic of China.

By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS FERNDALE, Wash. - No one wants to be stuck with a large, uninvited visitor. Especially a sea lion that makes itself at home on a family sailboat - twice.

By RAPHAEL G. SATTER Vicar George Bringham, on center plane, conducts the marriage ceremony of Darren McWalters, left, and Katie Hodgson as they fly over the English countryside Tuesday near Rendcomb airfield, England.

Word of the Day
snash
  • To talk saucily.
  • Insolent, opprobrious language; impertinent abuse.
This word is Scots in origin and probably imitative.