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Oddities News Archive - October 22, 2009

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Swarms of ladybugs are causing problems for many Americans this season, and even pest control workers are not immune to being bugged.

Word of the Day
bretelles
  • In dressmaking, straps running from the belt in front over the shoulders to the belt in the back, with more or less elaboration of trimming and outline. They usually broaden at the shoulder and narrow toward the waist.
The word 'bretelles' comes from a French word meaning 'braces'.