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Did You Know? - Words - Part 2

  • Did you know EMI awards stands for 'Electrical and Musical Instruments'
  • Did you know a Sphygmomanometer measures blood pressure
  • Did you know a group of whales is called a pod
  • Did you know a female ferret is called a jill
  • Did you know the side of a hammer is called a cheek
  • Did you know Pinocchio is Italian for 'pine head'
  • Did you know the longest word that can be typed using only our right hand is 'lollipop'
  • Did you know 1 out of every 8 letters written is an e
  • Did you know the word 'lethologica' describes the state of not being able to remember the word you want
  • Did you know Shakespeare invented the words 'assassination' and 'bump'
  • Did you know The sixth sick sheik’s sixth sheep’s sick' is said to be the toughest tongue twister
  • Did you know the longest one syllable word in the English language is 'screeched'
  • Did you know the atomic symbol for iron is Fe (the original name for iron was Ferric)
  • Did you know 'underground' is the only word that begins and ends with the letters 'und'
  • Did you know the ball on top of a flag pole is called the truck
  • Did you know the opposite of a 'vacuum' is a 'plenum'
  • Did you know M*A*S*H stood for 'Mobile Army Surgical Hospital'
  • Did you know 'fan' is short for 'fanatic'
  • Did you know clinophobia is the fear of going to bed
  • Did you know the number 4 is the only number that has the same number of letters in it
  • Did you know you can't trademark surnames
  • Did you know the 'you are here' arrow on maps is called an ideo locator
  • Did you know the smallest unit of time is a yoctosecond (1 septillionth which is 10 to the power of negative 24 )
  • Did you know a group of foxes is called a skulk
  • Did you know a connected bunch of bananas is called a hand and individual bananas are called fingers
  • Did you know arachibutyrophobia is fear of peanut butter sticking to the roof of your mouth
  • Did you know a 15th anniversary is called a quindecennial
  • Did you know a nanosecond is one billionth of a second
  • Did you know brontology is the study of thunder
  • Did you know the expression to 'knuckle down' originated from playing marbles (players used to put their knuckles to the ground for their best shots)
  • Did you know 'orology' is the study of mountains
  • Did you know the word denim comes from 'de Nimes' or from Nimes which is a town in France
  • Did you know the vocabulary of the average person is between 5,000 to 6,000 words
  • Did you know DNA stands for Deoxyribonucleicacid
  • Did you know the word 'rhythms' is the longest word without any vowels
  • Did you know the study of insects is called entomology
  • Did you know the word 'karate' means 'empty hand'
  • Did you know the word fortnight is a contraction of the 2 words 'fourteen nights'
  • Did you know the word 'almost' is the longest in the English language with all the letters in alphabetical order
  • Did you know a pip is one of the spots on dice or domino

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