Friday, July 19, 2024

The fear of long words is called Hippopotomonstrosesquippedaliophobia. The 36-letter word was first used by the Roman poet Horace in the first century BCE to criticise those writers with an unreasonable penchant for long words.

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Pine trees can tell if it's about to rain. Next time you see a pine cone, take a close look. If it’s closed, that’s because the air is humid, which can indicate rain is on its way.

Your brain burns 400-500 calories a day.

Electrons might live forever. Scientists have estimated the minimum lifetime of the electron is about 6.6 × 10^28 years – this is 66,000 ‘yottayears’.


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