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Bizarre Fact #61:
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There are six words in the English language with the letter combination "uu." Muumuu, vacuum, continuum, duumvirate, duumvir and residuum.

Bizarre Fact #62:
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The abbreviation "ORD" for Chicago's O'Hare airport comes from the old name "Orchard Field."

Bizarre Fact #63:
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Telephone is derived from two Greek words, tele + phone, meaning far off voice or sound.(Tele, far off + phone, voice or sound).

Bizarre Fact #64:
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The word for "name" in Japanese is "na-ma-e," in Mongolian "nameg."

Bizarre Fact #65:
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Polish is the only word in the English language that when capitalized is changed from a noun or a verb to a nationality.

Bizarre Fact #66:
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Facetious and abstemious contain all the vowels in the correct order, as does arsenious, meaning "containing arsenic."

Bizarre Fact #67:
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Sheriff came from Shire Reeve. During early years of feudal rule in England, each shire had a reeve who was the law for that shire. When the term was brought to the United States it was shortened to Sheriff.

Bizarre Fact #68:
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The ball on top of a flagpole is called the truck.

Bizarre Fact #69:
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The difference between a "millennium" and a "chiliad"? None. Both words mean "a period of one thousand years", the former from Latin, the later from Greek.

Bizarre Fact #70:
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The stress in Hungarian words always falls on the first syllable.


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