Oddities News Archive - March 14, 2009
Demand for an upcoming biographical comic book about U.S.
A snot-nosed thief is back in jail in England after police used a handkerchief he left at the scene of a burglary to track him down, officials said. Police said they arrested habitual burglar Timothy Mcleod, 46, after their examination of the handkerchief turned up traces of his DNA, The Daily Telegraph reported Saturday. Mcleod has been ordered to spend 2 1/2 years behind bars after confessing to two counts of burglary and handling stolen goods.
A Wisconsin interstate was shut down after two semi-trailer trucks collided, sending thousands of pounds of big sausages flying onto the pavement, police said. The Sheboygan County Sheriff's Department said one truck slammed into the rear of the other on Interstate 43 near Oostburg about 1 a.m.
A rare copy of the first Superman comic book sold for $317,200 during an Internet auction, a New York auction company said. The auction site ComicConnect.com said John Dolmayan, drummer for the rock band System of a Down -- who also happens to be a vintage comic book collector and dealer -- registered the winning bid late Friday for a client, the New York Daily News reported Saturday.
- The navel or umbilicus.
- In Greek archaeology: A central boss, as on a shield, a bowl, etc.
- A sacred stone in the temple of Apollo at Delphi, believed by the Greeks to mark the 'navel' or exact center-point of the earth.