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Oddities News Archive - June 20, 2009

A trio of jewelry robbers have been sent to prison thanks to a getaway driver who repeatedly slowed down during a high-speed chase, police in Britain say. Police said despite being behind the wheel of an Alfa Romeo sports car 34-year-old Neil Murray followed road regulations during a police chase in

The police department in Manchester, N.H., has found that all-terrain vehicles are handy in law enforcement. The department now has 18 ATV officers, the News Hampshire Union-Leader reported.

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The body of an elderly woman dressed for a funeral and enclosed in a coffin was found in a closed funeral home in San Antonio, a mortuary employee said.

Word of the Day
kenspeckle
  • Having so marked an appearance as easily to be recognized.
This word may come from the Swedish 'kanspak,' quick at recognizing persons or things, or else from confusion with 'conspicuous.'