Fun Fact of the Day: The word “lollapalooza” was a shibboleth used by American soldiers in the Pacific to identify Japanese spies, who used to mispronounce it as “rorrarooza”.
Word of the Day: Satori
1) Sudden enlightenment or intuitive understanding.
From Japanese satori (understanding), from satoru (to know or understand). Earliest documented use: 1727.
Fun Fact of the Day: Japan’s anthem has the oldest words, written by an anonymous author in the ninth century.
Fun Fact of the Day: The most ancient candles are from China and Japan and were made of whale fat.