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Oddities News Archive - September 10, 2008

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An 8-foot-tall mechanical gorilla that was swiped in broad daylight from its location outside a store has turned up several hundred miles away in Vermont.

Word of the Day
negawatt
  • A unit of saved energy.
Coined by Amory Lovins, chairman of the Rocky Mountain Institute as a contraction of negative watt on the model of similar compounds like megawatt.