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Oddities News Archive - January 13, 2004

Anybody want to buy a carousel? A merry-go-round that once entertained children at Dolly Parton's theme park before being used as a ferry terminal boredom killer is being sold on eBay. Minimum bid: $40,000.

Word of the Day
dwale
  • The deadly nightshade, Atropa Belladonna, which possesses stupefying or poisonous properties.
  • A sleeping-potion; a soporific.
  • To mutter deliriously.
The word 'dwale' comes from an Old English word meaning 'error, doubt, delusion.'
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