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Oddities News Archive - February 01, 2013

Whale Of A Find Could Be Worth Thousands

Normally, stumbling across a pile of vomit while taking a stroll along the beach isn’t exactly a good thing, but in the case of one UK man, it could pay off big time.

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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