Oddities News Archive - September 29, 2008

CEDAR RAPIDS, Iowa (AP) - It wasn't just the caffeine that gave an Iowa woman an extra jolt after she had her morning coffee. It also was the bat she found in the filter. The Iowa Department of Public Health says the woman reported a bat in her house but wasn't too worried about it.

By The Associated Press PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) - A patient treated for agonizing abdominal pain received this surprising news in the hospital's paperwork: "Based on your visit today, we know you are pregnant." Surprising indeed for 71-year-old John Grady Pippen.

A WOMAN in the US got an extra jolt after her morning coffee when she found a bat in the filter and is being treated for possible rabies. (c) 2008 Daily Mirror. Provided by ProQuest LLC. All rights Reserved.

GOVERNOR of California Arnold Schwarzenegger is vetoing a bill to fine motorists for sharing the driver's seat with lapdogs. (c) 2008 Daily Mirror. Provided by ProQuest LLC. All rights Reserved.

By - The Associated Press LOS ANGELES - Mathematicians at UCLA have discovered a 13- million-digit prime number, a long-sought milestone that makes them eligible for a $100,000 prize. The group found the 46th known Mersenne prime last month on a network of 75 computers running Windows XP.

Word of the Day
  • Stoppage; cessation (of labor).
  • A standing still or idling (of mills, factories, etc.).
The word chomage comes into English from French.]