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Oddities News Archive - September 01, 2008

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There's no telling what might turn up in Lake Michigan.

By Chelsea J Carter SAN DIEGO - The drawdown of Marines from the former Sunni insurgent stronghold of Anbar will take time because there is still much work to be done, a top U.S. commander said Sunday on the eve of the once-violent province's transfer to Iraqi security control.

n Traverse City, Mich. There's no telling what might turn up in Lake Michigan. Rich Fasi of Traverse City says he found a dead 2-foot shark in the water while fishing on West Grand Traverse Bay on Wednesday.

Word of the Day
mallemaroking
  • Nautical, the visiting and carousing of sailors in the Greenland ships.
This word is apparently from a confusion of two similar Dutch words: 'mallemerok,' a foolish woman, and 'mallemok,' a name for some persons among the crew of a whaling vessel.