Word/Math

~Useless but interesting Facts~

» Papaphobia is the fear of Popes.

» Multiply 37,037 by any single number (1-9), then multiply that number by 3. Every digit in the answer will be the same as that first single number

» The Academy Award statue is named after a librarian's uncle. Margaret Herrick, librarian for the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences, made a remark that the statue looked like her Uncle Oscar, and the name stuck.

» Stressed is Desserts spelled backwards.

» If you multiply 111,111,111 by 111,111,111, you get 12,345,678,987,654,321.

» The term Cop comes from Constable on Patrol, which is a term used in England.

» "Zorro" means "fox" in Spanish.

» Karoke means "empty orchestra" in Japanese.

» The Kentucky Fried Chicken slogan "finger-lickin' good" came out as "eat your fingers off" in Chinese.

» "Dreamt" is the only English word that ends in the letters "mt."

» There are only four words in the English language that end in "-dous": tremendous, horrendous, stupendous, and hazardous.

» "Floccinaucinihilipilification" which means "the act of estimating as worthless" is the longest non-medical word in the English language; it's 29 letters long.

» Pogonophobia: The fear of beards.

» If you have 3 quarters, 4 dimes, and 4 pennies, you have \$1.19. You also have the largest amount of money in coins without being able to make change for a dollar.

» In Chinese, the words "crisis" and "opportunity" are the same.

» "Goodbye" came from "God bye" which came from "God be with you."

» "So long" came from the Arabic "salaam" and the Hebrew "shalom."

» The word "nerd" was first coined by Dr. Seuss in "If I Ran the Zoo."

» The word "racecar" and "kayak" are the same whether they are read left to right or right to left.

» The word "monosyllable" actually has five syllables in it.

» "Go." is the shortest complete sentence in the English language.

» There are no words in the English language that rhyme with silver, orange, or month.

» The letter "I" is used exactly 109 times in Act IV of Shakespeare's "Macbeth."

» There are only 12 letters in the Hawaiian alphabet.

» "Naked" means to be unprotected. "Nude" means unclothed.

» The name of all the continents end with the same letter that they start with.

» The word "lethologica" describes the state of not being able to remember the word you want.

» In English, "four" is the only digit that has the same number of letters as its value.

» "Q" is the only letter in the alphabet that does not appear in the name of any of the United States.

» The word "trivia" comes from the Latin "trivium" which is the place where three roads meet, a public square. People would gather and talk about all sorts of matters, most of which were trivial.

» "Typewriter" is the longest word that can be made using only the top row on the keyboard.

» The word "checkmate" in chess comes from the Persian phrase "shah mat," which means, "the king is dead."

» The sentence "The quick brown fox jumps over the lazy dog." uses every letter in the English language.

» The only 15-letter word that can be spelled without repeating a letter is "uncopyrightable."

» Canada is an Indian word meaning "Big Village."

» "Stewardesses" is the longest word typed with only the left hand.

» The most common name in the world is "Mohammed."