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Sleeping through summer is called estivation.
Goosebumps are actually caused by a muscle. It is called the arrector pili muscle.
Before he was the best-selling author of ” The Da Vinci Code “, Dan Brown tried his luck as a musician. In 1994, he released an album called ” Angels & Demons “, a title he reused for a 2000 novel.
The office cubicle was invented by Robert Propst in 1968. His original design was called the Action Office System and provided “a social kind of privacy” for the worker.
During WWI, German measles were called “liberty measles” and dachshunds became “liberty hounds.”
Movie trailers are called that for a reason: They used to run after the movie.
A baby toucan is actually called a chick.
What is called a “French kiss” in the English-speaking world is known as an “English kiss” in France.
There is a snake, called the boomslang, whose venom causes you to bleed out from every orifice on your body. You may even turn blue from internal bleeding, and it can take up to 5 days to die from the bleeding.
Early Christians were called “atheists” by Romans as they didn’t pay tribute to pagan gods.
The Japanese who survived the Titanic crash was called a coward in his country for not dying with the other passengers.
A man, who had half of his body amputated, opened his own supermarket called the Half Man-Half Price Store.
The “smell of rain” is caused by a bacteria called actinomycetes.
There are at least 97 people called “LOL” in the U.S.
The longest novel ever has about 1,200,000 words, 4,211 pages and is called “In Search of Lost Time”.
A one followed by fifty-one zeros is called one sexdecillion..
There is a small village in France called “Pussy”.
There’s a town in Norway called Hell.
The Beatles used to be called Johnny and the Moondogs.
Barry Manilow didn’t write his song called “I write the songs”.