Word: did you knows

  1. A connected bunch of bananas is called a hand and individual bananas are called finger

  2. Arachibutyrophobia is fear of peanut butter sticking to the roof of your mouth

  3. A 15th anniversary is called a quindecennial

  4. A nanosecond is one billionth of a second

  5. Brontology is the study of thunder

  6. The expression to ‘knuckle down’ originated from playing marbles (players used to put their knuckles to the ground for their best shots)

  7. ‘Orology’ is the study of mountains

  8. The word denim comes from ‘de Nimes’ or from Nimes which is a town in France

  9. The vocabulary of the average person is between 5,000 to 6,000 words

  10. DNA stands for Deoxyribonucleicacid

  11. The study of insects is called entomology

  12. The word ‘karate’ means ’empty hand’

  13. The word fortnight is a contraction of the 2 words ‘fourteen nights’

  14. The word ‘almost’ is the longest in the English language with all the letters in alphabetical order

  15. A pip is one of the spots on die or domino

  16. The most commonly used word in English conversation is ‘I’

  17. The word ‘taxi’ is spelled the same in English, German, French, Swedish, and Portuguese

  18. Ablutophobia is the fear of bathing

  19. Achluophobiais the fear of the dark

  20. Acrophobia is the fear of heights



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