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Oddities News Archive - October 25, 2004

MUNCIE, Ind. - Turkey vultures have taken over Gwendolyn Griem's backyard and made a mess of it. Around 50 of the soaring, carrion-consuming birds have flocked to Griem's yard in a gated subdivision in Muncie.

Word of the Day
taphephobia
  • A morbid dread of being buried alive. Also spelled 'taphiphobia'.
The word 'taphephobia' comes from Greek roots meaning 'burial' and 'fear'.
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