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Oddities News Archive - September 22, 2008

LEWISTON, Idaho (AP) -- Jolee Bacon really sizzles when it comes to hog-calling. The northern Idaho woman took first place Saturday in the competition at the Nez Perce County Fair. She has raised several champion pigs for 4-H contests.

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Canadian public health officials are reminding parents that small magnets pose a health hazard to young children who may swallow them.

Word of the Day
dwale
  • The deadly nightshade, Atropa Belladonna, which possesses stupefying or poisonous properties.
  • A sleeping-potion; a soporific.
  • To mutter deliriously.
The word 'dwale' comes from an Old English word meaning 'error, doubt, delusion.'
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