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Popcorn Lung Costs Manufacturer Dearly
2012-09-20 12:12:24

Wayne Watson, a Centennial, Colorado man, has just earned himself a tidy $7.2 million paycheck the old fashioned way: Eating 2 bags of microwave popcorn every day, making sure to deeply inhale the aroma from the bag immediately after it was cooked.

2010-12-17 12:57:18

Histiocytosis is considered a rare disease but doctors at Baylor College of Medicine and Texas Children’s Cancer Center and Hematology Service would argue the accuracy of that label.


Word of the Day
pawl
  • A pivoted catch designed to fall into a notch on a ratchet wheel so as to allow movement in only one direction (e.g. on a windlass or in a clock mechanism), or alternatively to move the wheel in one direction.
The word 'pawl' probably comes from a Latin word meaning 'stake'.
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