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Oddities News Archive - October 26, 2012

paranormal

The paranormal is a popular and enduring theme in the media. One researcher was intrigued by the omnipresence of paranormal entertainment and wondered what makes viewers believe or not believe what they see on the screen.

Word of the Day
gazingstock
  • A person or thing gazed at with wonder or curiosity, especially of a scornful kind.
The 'stock' of 'gazingstock' comes from an Old English word meaning 'tree trunk' or 'wood'.
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