Thursday, September 15, 2016

In Case You Want to Be "That Guy" at Parties...

... here's a list of common misconceptions, discovered recently on Wikipedia. Just a few examples:
  1. Putting "metal in the science oven" actually doesn't damage the electronics; you just might get some arcing.
  2. The beloved f-word is not actually an acronym for "Fornication Under Consent of the King" nor "For Unlawful Carnal Knowledge" but instead likely originated from German, Dutch, or Norwegian words.
  3. The vomitorium of ancient Rome is not a room where people went to vomit after eating too much food, but instead refers to the entryway to the stadium. (I've been the "well actually" person correcting this in the past, so I guess I'm already "that guy".) 

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