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From Pinholes to Polaroids: The History of the Camera

Photography is a word derived from the Greek words photos ("light") and graphein ("to draw") The word was first used by the scientist Sir John F.W. Herschel in 1839. It is a method of recording images by the action of light, or related radiation, on a sensitive material. Pinhole Camera Alhazen (Ibn Al-Haytham), a great authority on optics in the Middle Ages who lived around 1000AD, invented the first pinhole camera, (also called the Camera Obscura} and was able to explain why the images…

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Literary Smackdown: Chaucer vs. Shakespeare

Who Invented More New Words? A comparison by Flavorwire (and linguist Vivian Cook). Words in bold are just ones the Flavorwire staff found amusing.

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Get the Word of the Day - duende | Dictionary.com

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From John Koenig's The Dictionary of Obscure Sorrows. Invented words to fill the gaps of emotional expression in the English language. http://www.dictionaryofobscuresorrows.com
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23 emotions people feel but seldom notice

From John Koenig's The Dictionary of Obscure Sorrows. Invented words to fill the gaps of emotional expression in the English language. http://www.dictionaryofobscuresorrows.com

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Your teacher was so very misinformed. The Oatmeal was kind enough to lay out all the facts that will BLOW YOUR MIND.
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Who Invented The Light Bulb? Thomas Edison, Right? Wrong.

Your teacher was so very misinformed. The Oatmeal was kind enough to lay out all the facts that will BLOW YOUR MIND.

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And finally we have the color of Benedict's eyes <3 actually pretty sure thats the color of Garrett Hedlund's eyes as well....

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Ancient Chinese pictographs are silent witnesses, like fingerprints, of historical events reported in Genesis. In particular, the details of these word-symbols are clues that point to how the earliest Chinese must have known basic facts of Genesis 1–11 at the very time their pictographs were invented. Chinese is not an alphabet-based language—its word characters are both abbreviations of and combinations of picture symbols. The simplest symbols are combined to construct composite symbols…

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