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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
obdormition
  • Sleep; the state or condition of being asleep.
  • The state or condition of numbness of a part due to pressure on a nerve: as, the obdormition of a limb.
The word 'obdormition' comes from a Latin word meaning "to fall asleep".
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