The names of 10 things you didn’t know had names

Sorry I have written this blog so late in the day but I have been rehearsing all day for a West End performance but I really wanted to do something today.

Here are a list of 10 things that you didn’t know had names:

  • Aglet: the metal or plastic covering on the end of a shoelace.
  • Armsate: A hole in a shirt or a jumper through which you put your hand and arm.
  • Diastema: the gap between your teeth.
  • Ferrule: A metal band on the top of a pencil that holds the rubber in place.
  • Fillip: the technical term for snapping your finger.
  • Keeper: the loop on a belt that holds the end in place after it has passed through the buckle.
  • Obdormition: when an arm or leg goes to ‘sleep’ as a result of numbness caused by pressure on a nerve.
  • Ophyron: the space between your eyebrows.
  • Peen: on a hammer, the end opposite the striking face.
  • Pips: the little bumps on the surface of a table tennis bat.

Fact of the day: The bones of a pigeon weigh less than its feathers.

Joke of the day: What does a cat have that no other animal has? Kittens

Riddle of the day: What has cities, but no houses; forests, but no trees; and water, but no fish?

Leave in the comments what you think the answer to the riddle might be.

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