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this symbol is called a lemniscate, and other facts

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The technical term for your foot "falling asleep" is "taresthesia".

"Pins and needles" is really called "paresthesia".

Great Britain has invaded about 90% of the world's countries.

There's a brand of hand sanitizer called "Maybe You Touched Your Genitals".

There was a hoax that the world was ending in 1806 because someone wrote "Christ is coming" on eggs, that were later stuffed into a hen.

Gary Numan is actually 13 days older than Gary Oldman.

There is a word in the English language with only one vowel, which occurs six times: Indivisibility.

Los Angeles's full name is 'El Pueblo de Nuestra la Reina de los Angeles de Porciuncula'.

Polyamorous people have invented a word to indicate the opposite feeling of jealousy - compersion.

The Macrocilix maia moth confuses predators with wing patterns that mimic two flies eating bird poop. It even releases a pungent odor to drive home the deception.

The opposite of paranoia is…