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Your Brain on Facts


Things you never knew and a few things you thought you did know.  Imagine a Venn diagram where the podcasts Lore and Good Job, Brain! overlap with the YouTube channel Today I Found Out and the countdown episodes on CineFix - that's Your Brain On Facts!

May 8, 2018

From the skin between your thumb and forefinger to the stringy things you have to pick off bananas, today's episode will teach you dozens of names for everyday items, even if you can't tell your natiform from your weenus.

 

Here are your new vocab words, in order of appearance:
acnestis

niddick

feat

glabella

caruncula

philtrum

weenus

rasceta

pericule

lunules

Morton's toe

minimus

Brannock device

hallux

throat

vamp

aglet

paresthesia

obdormition

dysania

armscyes

nurdle

wamble

borborygmus

crapulence

crepuscular rays

apricity

petrichor

chrysalism

pareidolia

natiform

phosphene

zarf

anecdoche

kenopsia

monachopsis

vellichor

joska

masticate

misophonia

vagitus

accumbation

scurryfunge

muntin

punt

agraffe

ulage

barm

cornicione

phloem bundle

druplets

anemoia

defenestrate

zugzwang

mondegreen

eggcorn

malaproprism

spoonerism

grawlix

agitron

octothorpe

intterobang

griffonage

jot

tittle

apthong

palindrome

semordnilap

contranym

lemniscate

obelus