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Oddities News Archive - September 15, 2008

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"Man's best friend" doesn't go far enough for Buddy -- a German shepherd who remembered his training and saved his owner's life by calling 911 when the man had a seizure.

U.S. physicians have described the unusual case of a 35-year-old woman who suffered a stroke minutes after having sexual intercourse.

Word of the Day
swell-mobsman
  • A member of the swell-mob; a genteelly clad pickpocket. Sometimes mobsman.
Use of the word 'swell-mobsman' dates at least to the early 1800s.