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Oddities News Archive - June 28, 2003

Just when Mark Nicewonder gave up his dream of designing golf courses, his uncle called with an idea: come build one at a southern West Virginia coal mine - 2 miles up a mountain.

Word of the Day
coulisse
  • One of the side scenes of the stage in a theater, or the space included between the side scenes.
  • The outside stock exchange, or “curb market,” of Paris.
  • A flute or groove on the blade of a sword.
  • A section of stage scenery placed in a wing of a theatre.
The word 'coulisse' comes from a French word meaning "sliding door".
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