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Oddities News Archive - July 12, 2006

By Doug Young SHANGHAI (Reuters) - Nearly a century after legendary U.S. showman Richard Ripley first came to China, the firm bearing his name plans to open one of its trademark "Believe It or Not" museums of the bizarre in Asia's most populous nation.

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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