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Oddities News Archive - September 11, 2008

World News IN BRIEF *TYRE A Lebanese restaurant owner and his wife found 26 pearls in a single oyster that she was having for lunch. Raymond Salha said the discovery at his Al-Fanar restaurant was a "total surprise". They have only found a single pearl previously while opening an oyster.

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Its eerie blue hue was attracting plenty of curious onlookers who crowded around a glass jar - but its sting could be deadly.

Officials in Australia say New South Wales Police Minister Matt Brown has resigned after admitting he danced on his office sofa wearing only his underpants. Brown quit on Wednesday after only three days on the job, The Australian reported Thursday.

By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS ELKHART, Ind. - Call it the time capsule that time forgot. A city committee voted recently to open a time capsule buried in 1958, when the city was celebrating its centennial. The plan was to display the items, then add modern ones and rebury it until 2058.

Word of the Day
caparison
  • A cloth or covering, more or less ornamented, laid over the saddle or furniture of a horse, especially of a sumpter-horse or horse of state.
  • Clothing, especially sumptuous clothing; equipment; outfit.
  • To cover with a caparison, as a horse.
  • To dress sumptuously; adorn with rich dress.
This word ultimately comes from the Medieval Latin 'cappa,' cloak.
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