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.


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
  • A handkerchief.
  • Specifically— The legendary sweat-cloth; the handkerchief of St. Veronica, according to tradition miraculously impressed with the mask of Christ; also, the napkin about Christ's head (Johu xx. 7).
  • In general, any miraculous portrait of Christ.
The word 'sudarium' comes from a Latin word meaning 'a handkerchief'.