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
- Like a worm in form or movement; vermiform; tortuous or sinuous; also, writhing or wriggling.
- Like the track or trace of a worm; appearing as if worm-eaten; vermiculate.
- Marked with fine, close-set, wavy or tortuous lines of color; vermiculated.
- A form of rusticated masonry which is so wrought as to appear thickly indented with worm-tracks.
This word ultimately comes from the Latin 'vermis,' worm.