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2008-07-22 00:00:28

By Cary Darling The Japanese long have been known for their torturous game shows that test not only physical endurance but sanity. Now this approach is finding a home on American TV. Why suffer the stolid bookishness of "Jeopardy!" -- and run the risk of actually learning something -- when you can watch "Hurl!" and savor the sight of guys revisiting their previous meal? And this being the networks' "off-season," when viewers' brain cells are fried from the sun and summer-TV reality...


Word of the Day
omphalos
  • The navel or umbilicus.
  • In Greek archaeology: A central boss, as on a shield, a bowl, etc.
  • A sacred stone in the temple of Apollo at Delphi, believed by the Greeks to mark the 'navel' or exact center-point of the earth.
'Omphalos' comes from the ancient Greek.
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