The word "salt" comes from the Latin root "sal" which means to save. Before we had refrigerators salt saved our food from rotting. Sal can also be found in the word salvation, which literally means to be saved or protected.
I came across this article a while back and thought it was hilarious!
The Top Ten Most Unfortunate Town Names
1. Toad Suck, Arkansas
2. Climax, Georgia
1. It’s possible for your body to survive without a surprisingly large fraction of its internal organs. Even if you lose your stomach, your spleen, 75% of your liver, 80% of your intestines, one kidney, one lung, and virtually every organ from your pelvic and groin area, you...
I do not have any hairs down below yet and there are no signs of me getting any. I have no hairs under my arms.
Is this normal, I have seen other boys at school with no clothes on and they are really hairy.
I know every body develops at different times but I am nearly 14 and...
Most people got married in June because they took their yearly bath in May, and still smelled pretty good by June. However, they were starting to smell, so brides carried a bouquet of flowers to hide the body odor. Hence the custom today of carrying a bouquet when getting...
The French term for pubic lice is: papillons d'amour or " Butterflies of love ".
Ultrasound test have revealed that male fetuses are capable of getting erections during the last trimester.
Homosexual behavior has been observed in marine...
Because of the way men and women utilize their brains, when a woman asks a man "What are you thinking?" and he responds "Nothing", it may be a true statement. Women, generally speaking, utilize both hemispheres of their brains equally. Men on the other hand, also generally...
obsessed with making dolls. She wanted to make her dolls extremely life like. She would cut hair off of her students heads to use for her dolls. She also skinned her daughter for one particular doll. She was caught and found not guilty for reasons of insanity.
Asians are the only people who have truly black hair. All other races who appear to have black hair really have shades of brown.
Asians have round shaped hair when cut at a cross section. Europeans have slightly oval shaped hair and black people have elliptical hair as seen in a...
France was still executing people with the guillotine when the first Star Wars film came out
The words "dog food lid" backwards is "***** of god"
Betty white is older than sliced bread
Oxford University is older than the Aztec empire
So, I'm walking back to work from lunch, and on the sidewalk of a very busy street in San Francisco (right at 4th and Market in the South of Market district) I see a huge Manta Ray on the sidewalk!
I was one of the first people at the site and a few police officers had just...
and we can only count to 10 on our fingers and thumbs comes from the Egyptians who counted the joints on each finger.
There are 3 joints to each finger so one hand for day and the other for night gives 24 hours. These are the "hands" on the clock.
showed that 50 percent of cats were right-pawed, 40 percent were left-pawed and 10 percent showed no preference. A 2006 study from the University of Manchester in England showed dogs were split half and half.
Yet ALL seven of my cats are STRONGLY left-pawed. The chance of THAT...
for most home runs in a season in 1998. His record-setting 70th home run ball was caught by a fan who sold it for $3 million at auction. This was the most expensive piece of sports memorabilia ever sold.
In 2002 the Arizona Diamondbacks outfielder Luis Gonsalez auctioned a...