Oddities News Archive - October 11, 2011

World’s Oldest Running Car Sells For $4.6 Million At Auction

The world’s oldest running car was sold for $4.6 million at a Pennsylvania auction late Friday, a price nearly twice as high as many expected.

Word of the Day
  • A rich embroidered or brocaded silk fabric woven originally with a warp of gold thread.
'Baudekin' seems to be an alternative form of 'baldachin,' from the Italian 'Baldacco,' Baghdad, the city where the material was made.