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Oddities News Archive - January 17, 2012

Creator Of Steve Jobs Action Figure Refrains From Selling Iconic Doll

It appears that In Icons, a Chinese doll manufacturer who was determined to sell a Steve Jobs action figure has had a change of heart and will not be selling the 12-inch tall highly-poseable replica of Apple’s iconic founder.

Word of the Day
pawl
  • A pivoted catch designed to fall into a notch on a ratchet wheel so as to allow movement in only one direction (e.g. on a windlass or in a clock mechanism), or alternatively to move the wheel in one direction.
The word 'pawl' probably comes from a Latin word meaning 'stake'.
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