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Oddities News Archive - September 27, 2008

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Zhou Zhenglong, the farmer who shocked the country with his fake photo of the endangered South China tiger, was sentenced to two and a half years in prison on Saturday in northwest China's Shaanxi Province.

A man who is accused of threatening a painter with a hatchet was arrested Thursday by Salt Lake police. When a man hired to paint an apartment near 350 South and 300 East arrived in the morning he noticed a naked man at the window of another apartment, said Salt Lake police detective Jeff Bedard.

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