Oddities News Archive - December 23, 2010


Trousers and hats made from dog fur are just a few of the many items being sold on China's largest retail website, Taobao, sparking outrage among animal lovers.

Word of the Day
  • To befool; deceive; balk; jilt.
  • An illusion; a trick; a cheat.
The word 'begunk' may come from a nasalised variant of Scots begeck ("to deceive, disappoint"), equivalent to be- +‎ geck.