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Bizarre Fact #131:
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The American Heritage Dictionary was once banned from the Eldon, Missouri library because it contained 39 "objectionable" words.

Bizarre Fact #132:
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A "clue" originally meant a ball of thread. This is why one is said to "unravel" the clues of a mystery.

Bizarre Fact #133:
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A "criticaster" is an incompetent, inferior critic.

Bizarre Fact #134:
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Ekistics is the science of human settlements, including city or community planning and design.

Bizarre Fact #135:
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A greenish facial tint has long been associated with illness, as suggested by the phrase "green around the gills." As a person who is very envious is considered by many folks to be unwell, these people have been described as "green (or sick) with envy."

Bizarre Fact #136:
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The word constipation (con sta PAY shun) comes from a Latin word that means "to crowd together."

Bizarre Fact #137:
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The study of nose picking is called "rhinotillexomania."

Bizarre Fact #138:
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The Ouija board is named for the French and German words for yes - oui and ja.

Bizarre Fact #139:
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The explative, "Holy Toledo," refers to Toledo, Spain, which became an outstanding Christian cultural center in 1085.

Bizarre Fact #140:
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The term "honeymoon" is derived from the Babylonians who declared mead, a honey-flavored wine, the official wedding drink, stipulating that the bride's parents be required to keep the groom supplied with the drink for the month following the wedding.


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