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Oddities News Archive - January 15, 2013

Black Widow Stowaways Make It To England

In recent months, an increasing number of black widow spider stowaways have been found in shipments of tires from Arizona to England.

Word of the Day
mallemaroking
  • Nautical, the visiting and carousing of sailors in the Greenland ships.
This word is apparently from a confusion of two similar Dutch words: 'mallemerok,' a foolish woman, and 'mallemok,' a name for some persons among the crew of a whaling vessel.