What Does Trencher Mean?
A trencher is a type of tableware, commonly used in medieval cuisine. It was originally a flat round of bread used as a plate, upon which the food could be placed to eat.
What Do You Call the Last of a Species?
An endling is the last known individual of a species or subspecies. Once the endling dies, the species becomes extinct.
How long is an Aeon in Buddhism?
In Buddhism, one Aeon or kalpa is longer than the amount of time it takes to completely erode a huge rock 16 x 16 x 16 miles in size.
Scots Have 421 Words for Snow
There have been more than 400 words for snow alone in Scotland.
The Buffalo Sentence
'Buffalo buffalo Buffalo buffalo buffalo buffalo Buffalo buffalo' is a sentence that uses correct grammar.
Are Bald Eagles Really Bald?
The name actually comes from an old English word — piebald — which meant 'white-headed' rather than hairless.
Semantic satiation the effect in which a word seems to lose its meaning after it has been repeated many times in rapid succession.
It meant: To lie in bed, or to lounge after it is time to get up or go to work.
Has “Run” Run Amok? It Has 645 Meanings So Far
The little word 'run' — in its verb form alone — has 645 distinct meanings.
Ancient Greeks and Egyptians measured long distances by hiring 'bematists,' who would count steps while walking between locations.
The Fear of Chickens is Called Alektorophobia
Alektorophobia is the fear of hen/chickens.
The original product was a round peppermint lozenge called PEZ drops.