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Oddities News Archive - August 12, 2008

A FIREFIGHTER who had a lung removed after being misdiagnosed with cancer yesterday told how the error ruined his life. Laurence Ball (58) was told he had a tumour in his lung and needed surgery to remove the organ.

Word of the Day
taphephobia
  • A morbid dread of being buried alive. Also spelled 'taphiphobia'.
The word 'taphephobia' comes from Greek roots meaning 'burial' and 'fear'.
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