Oddities News Archive - November 19, 2009


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
  • an ornament or knob in the shape of a flower
  • In architecture, a floral ornament; specifically, the large conventional flower usually placed in the center of the abacus of a Corinthian capital or classic ceiling-caisson; also, the floreated termination of a Gothic finial.
[ "The word 'fleuron' comes from French."]