Word of the Day

Word of the Day: Alfet
 
Pronunciation: /Al´fet/
 
Definition: (noun)
 
1) A caldron of boiling water into which an accused person plunged his forearm as a test of innocence or guilt.
 
Etymology: From mediæval Latin alfetum, from Old English alfæt ‎(“fire-vat”), from āl ‎(“fire”) + fæt ‎(“vat”)

Fun Fact of the Day

Fun Fact of the Day: Unlike common misconception, fear isn’t the prominent emotion experienced by people during night terrors. It was discovered by researchers that other emotions such as sadness, guilt, and confusion are the more obvious emotions. Furthermore, nightmares with these elements are more likely to be remembered by individuals than those dominated by fear.