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Oddities News Archive - July 14, 2006

By Ros Krasny CHICAGO (Reuters) - For bowler Michael Cook, it's strictly competitive. For cheerleader Eric Hoffman, it's political. And for Chicago's Mayor Richard M. Daley, it's a possible Olympics dress rehearsal.

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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