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Which language has the most words and which the least number of words in total?

This is a very hard question to answer, mostly because the definition of “word” is really, really iffy. I’ll start with Arabic, because I know it’ll come up at some point or another. Arabic is a Semitic language, and like other Semitic languages, it has a neat system for making words. There are “roots” made […]

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The Human Body – Hair and Nails

While they’re not a living part of your body, most people spend a good amount of time caring for their hair and nails. The next time you’re heading in for a haircut or manicure, think of these facts. Facial hair grows faster than any other hair on the body. If you’ve ever had a covering of […]

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How Long It Takes to Find a Needle in a Haystack

The phrase “like finding a needle in a haystack” is a metaphor — sometimes, the thing we’re in search of is going to be so hard to find, it’s functionally impossible to do so. Literally, though, one rarely worries about needles in haystacks. (Unless you’re a cow). If one were to lose an actual needle […]