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Oddities News Archive - November 19, 2009

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Richard Gale's comedy/horror short film The Horribly Slow Murderer with the Extremely Inefficient Weapon surged in popularity immediately after its release on YouTube, receiving more than 900,000 views in three weeks to become the No 1 Top Favorited and No 2 Top Rated film this month on YouTube in the Film and Animation category.

Word of the Day
caparison
  • A cloth or covering, more or less ornamented, laid over the saddle or furniture of a horse, especially of a sumpter-horse or horse of state.
  • Clothing, especially sumptuous clothing; equipment; outfit.
  • To cover with a caparison, as a horse.
  • To dress sumptuously; adorn with rich dress.
This word ultimately comes from the Medieval Latin 'cappa,' cloak.
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