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Oddities News Archive - August 07, 2008

World News IN BRIEF *WELLINGTON An indigenous New Zealand reptile regarded as one of the last living descendants of the dinosaurs will become a father at the age of 111.

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Ruben Rodriguez caught a fish so ugly and with such a nasty personality that it may go down as one of the best fish stories out of Ascarate Lake -- maybe as good as the one about "Old Whiskers."

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) -- How many cheerleaders can cram into an elevator? Apparently not 26. A group of teenage girls attending a cheerleading camp on the University of Texas got stuck and had to be rescued after trying to squeeze into an elevator at a residence hall Tuesday night.

GIRLS aged as young as 12 were involved in an attack on a pharmacy delivery van taking badly needed heart medicine to an elderly person, it has emerged. The incident occurred in the Hazelbank area of Londonderry on Tuesday night as a van belonging to Bradley's Pharmacy made an urgent delivery.

Seven members of a Christian motorcycle gang were in custody on attempted murder charges in a bloody barroom brawl in Southern California, police said.

Word of the Day
cacodemon
  • An evil spirit; a devil.
  • A nightmare.
  • In astrology, the twelfth house of a scheme or figure of the heavens: so called from its signifying dreadful things, such as secret enemies, great losses, imprisonment, etc.
'Cacodemon' comes from a Greek term meaning 'evil genius.'
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