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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
sudarium
  • A handkerchief.
  • Specifically— The legendary sweat-cloth; the handkerchief of St. Veronica, according to tradition miraculously impressed with the mask of Christ; also, the napkin about Christ's head (Johu xx. 7).
  • In general, any miraculous portrait of Christ.
The word 'sudarium' comes from a Latin word meaning 'a handkerchief'.