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Oddities News Archive - January 21, 2012

Man Works One Day After Shooting Nail Into Own Brain

A 32-year-old Illinois man had surgery to remove a 3.5 inch nail from his brain on Thursday -- more than 24 hours after he accidentally and unknowingly shot the thin, pointed piece of metal into his own head.

Word of the Day
coulisse
  • One of the side scenes of the stage in a theater, or the space included between the side scenes.
  • The outside stock exchange, or “curb market,” of Paris.
  • A flute or groove on the blade of a sword.
  • A section of stage scenery placed in a wing of a theatre.
The word 'coulisse' comes from a French word meaning "sliding door".
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