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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
obdormition
  • Sleep; the state or condition of being asleep.
  • The state or condition of numbness of a part due to pressure on a nerve: as, the obdormition of a limb.
The word 'obdormition' comes from a Latin word meaning "to fall asleep".
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