Word Facts

What’s Next for Humanity? Our Near Future in the Stars

What’s Next for Humanity? Our Near Future in the Stars

Humans are resourceful, and we’ve been advancing rapidly for the better part of 2,000 years. A short 2,000 years ago, our most advanced vehicles were simple wooden boats. Now, our most advanced vehicles can carry humans to the moon and beyond. As we continue to manipulate the earth to generate …

Read More
Daily Trivia: Did You Know These Fun Facts?

Daily Trivia: Did You Know These Fun Facts?

Want to seem like the smartest person at your next Zoom meeting? Looking for a fun fact to drop on a date? I don’t know if these will help you with the hook up – but they certainly won’t hurt! Left-Handedness Did you know that only around eleven percent of …

Read More
Daily Trivia: Capybaras, Earth’s Largest Rodent

Daily Trivia: Capybaras, Earth’s Largest Rodent

The largest rodent on Earth, the capybara, is native to South America. The large, barrel-shaped rodents can grow to stand nearly a foot-and-a-half at the shoulder, and can weigh as much as 180 pounds! Interestingly, the critters are rather friendly and are often seen socializing with members of other species …

Read More
Celebrate English Language Day with these Words!

Celebrate English Language Day with these Words!

Starting in 2010, the United Nations named six language days in recognition of the six official languages of the UN. April 23 was selected as “English Language Day” which also commemorates one of its most celebrated writers and master of the language, William Shakespeare. To get prepared – and utilize …

Read More
Fun Facts: Nicknames and their Origins

Fun Facts: Nicknames and their Origins

Have you ever wondered why people named Richard get the nickname Dick, or why Margaret is called Peggy by her pals? Today, we’re looking into some of the strangest nicknames for common names and their interesting origins. So, Recline Your Mind and get ready to learn something new. Diminutive Kin …

Read More
10 Words Old and New that Are Trending Again

10 Words Old and New that Are Trending Again

Here are ten words that are trending again, due to their recent usage in news stories or in topical events around the world. 1. Karamu Karamu is a small New Zealand tree, Coprosma robusta, with glossy leaves and orange fruit. 2. Ligature This word is trending over a cause of death …

Read More