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Oddities News Archive - September 25, 2008

A West Virginia man has been charged with battery on a police officer for allegedly passing gas toward a patrolman. Jose Cruz of Clarksburg, 34, is also charged with driving under the influence, driving without headlights and two counts of obstruction.

Word of the Day
conjunto
  • A style of popular dance music originating along the border between Texas and Mexico, characterized by the use of accordion, drums, and 12-string bass guitar and traditionally based on polka, waltz, and bolero rhythms.
The word 'conjunto' comes through Spanish, from Latin coniūnctus, past participle of coniungere, to join together; see conjoin