Amazing facts to blow your mind

The words ‘you’ and ‘ewe’ are pronounced in the same way, yet they have no words in common. Whereas ‘Io’ is the shortest two-syllable word in the English language.

If you want to learn to spell better, remember that visual memory is strong. Try to post pictures of the words themselves as well as images that correspond to those words.

Avocados are an ancient crop, dating back thousands of years. In fact, biologists suggest the avocado stone was so big so that it could survive the digestion tract of dinosaurs! Think of that next time you chow down on your morning avocado. It has been cultivated and enjoyed by pre-European communities. Indeed, it was the Aztecs who introduced that lovely guac to the rest of the world.

The English language has borrowed a lot of words from French. For example, the word ‘menu’, ‘RSVP’ which means répondez s’il vous plait (respond please!), chaise lounge, Crème brûlée, to name just a few.

The word ‘plumber’ has a silent b in there because it comes from the Roman/Latin word ‘plumbum’ meaning lead piping used by plumbers.

The Burj Khalifa was named after the ruler of Abu Dhabi and the King President of the United Arab Emirates, Khalifa bin Zayed Al Nahyan.

The Burj Khalifa is not only the tallest building in the world, but it also holds the world record for: the tallest freestanding structure in the world, highest outdoor observation deck in the world, highest number of stories in the world, highest occupied floor in the world, elevator with longest travel distance in the world, and tallest service elevator in the world.

The English language borrows from the French a lot. The word in question is one example, meaning memory à la française. For example, “Closing his eyes, he bowed a la francaise, without taking leave, and trying to attract as little attention as possible, he left the room.” The phrase simply means “in or according to the French manner or style.”