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Oddities News Archive - June 07, 2006

The front seat of a U.S. roller coaster is not everyone's dream wedding venue, but Don Tuttle and Carol Deeble married in one five years ago and returned to renew their vows this year.

Word of the Day
tesla
  • The unit of magnetic flux density in the International System of Units, equal to the magnitude of the magnetic field vector necessary to produce a force of one newton on a charge of one coulomb moving perpendicular to the direction of the magnetic field vector with a velocity of one meter per second. It is equivalent to one weber per square meter.
This word is named for Nikola Tesla, the inventor, engineer, and futurist.