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Oddities News Archive - August 18, 2004

By ROBERT IMRIELITTLE CHUTE, Wis. (AP) -- Cheese maker Bob Gilbert is struggling with his good fortune and his misfortune. Thanks to a mention in "The South Beach Diet" book, demand for his Laughing Cow cheese has soared beyond his wildest dreams.

Word of the Day
cacodemon
  • An evil spirit; a devil.
  • A nightmare.
  • In astrology, the twelfth house of a scheme or figure of the heavens: so called from its signifying dreadful things, such as secret enemies, great losses, imprisonment, etc.
'Cacodemon' comes from a Greek term meaning 'evil genius.'
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