“The important thing in science is not so much to obtain new facts as to discover new ways of thinking about them.” - Sir William Bragg
“There are worse crimes than burning books. One of them is not reading them.” – Ray Bradbury
There are just certain things that you never would think would have a name, but in fact they do. Here are 15 Things You Didn’t Know Had Names:
- aglet – the tip of a shoelace made of plastic.
- armscyes – the armholes on a shirt.
- ferrule – the protective point or knob at the end of an umbrella.
- glabella – the space between the eyebrows.
- hammerspace* – the place where items are pulled from when coming “out of nowhere” in a cartoon.
- lemniscate – the name for the shape of the infinity sign.
- noid* – the tiny wait “tables” that come in pizza boxes.
- peen – the end of a hammer opposite the striking head.
- petrichor* – how it smells after it rains (that clean, greenish smell when rain lands on dry ground).
- philtrum – the vertical groove on the median line of the upper lip.
- rowel – the star on the back of a cowboy’s spur.
- sabermetrics – the statistical and mathematical analysis of baseball records.
- scroop – the rustling, swooshy sound ballgowns make.
- tittle – the dot over an ‘i’ or a ‘j’.
- wamble – the sound of your stomach rumbling.
BONUS: sniglet – a word coined for something that has no specific name.
*Denotes a word not found in a common dictionary.
“The only thing that interferes with my learning is my education.” – Albert Einstein
"Never attribute to malice that which is adequately explained by stupidity." – Robert A. Heinlein
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“What we think, or what we know, or what we believe is, in the end, of little consequence. The only consequence is what we do.” – John Ruskin
“If I have seen farther than others, it is because I was standing on the shoulder of giants.” – Isaac Newton
“The true delight is in the finding out rather than in the knowing.” – Isaac Asimov