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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
toccata
  • In music, a work for a keyboard-instrument, like the pianoforte or organ, originally intended to utilize and display varieties of touch: but the term has been extended so as to include many irregular works, similar to the prelude, the fantasia, and the improvisation.
This word is Italian in origin, coming from the feminine past participle of 'toccare,' to touch.
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