The Student News Site of University of Arizona

The Daily Wildcat

79° Tucson, AZ

The Daily Wildcat

The Daily Wildcat

 

    Fast Facts

    Most of the clocks in the movie “”Pulp Fiction”” are stuck on 4:20.

    Papaphobia is the fear of popes.

    Archibutyrophobia is the fear of peanut butter sticking to the roof of your mouth.

    The longest place name still in use is Taumatawhakatangihangaoauauotameteaturipukakapikimaungahoronukupokaiwhenuakitanatahu – a New Zealand hill.

    A prestidigitator is another word for magician.

    Spat-out food is called chanking.

    The word lethologica describes the state of not remembering the word you want to say.

    The samba is a Brazillian dance of African origin.
    As a surname, coward was originally a boy who took care of cows.
    Naked means “”to be unprotected,”” and nude means “”unclothed.””

    Certain sounds in the English language are real germ spreaders, particularly the sounds F, P, T, D, and S.

    Rhythm and syzygy are the longest English words without standard vowels.

    The letter W is the only letter in the alphabet that doesn’t have one syllable; it has three.

    More to Discover
    Activate Search