Oddities News Archive - September 10, 2008
An 8-foot-tall mechanical gorilla that was swiped in broad daylight from its location outside a store has turned up several hundred miles away in Vermont.
Word of the Day
- A rich embroidered or brocaded silk fabric woven originally with a warp of gold thread.
'Baudekin' seems to be an alternative form of 'baldachin,' from the Italian 'Baldacco,' Baghdad, the city where the material was made.