Fun Fact of the Day: Jeopardy! has won more awards than any other game show in the U.S. The show has taken home 30 Emmys and a Peabody Award.
Word of the Day: Nescience
Pronunciation: \ˈne-sh(ē-)ənt, ˈnē-, -sē-ənt\
Definition: (noun, adj)
1) lack of knowledge; ignorance.
Etymology: Late Middle English: from Latin nescient- ‘not knowing’, from the verb nescire, from ne- ‘not’ + scire ‘know’.
Knowledge is power. Information is liberating. Education is the premise of progress, in every society, in every family.
Now science has presented us with a hope called stem cell research, which may provide our scientists with many answers that have for so long been beyond our grasp.
Word of the Day: Onus
2) a disagreeable necessity : obligation
Etymology: mid 17th century: from Latin, literally ‘load or burden.’
Word of the Day: Equivoque
1) an equivocal term; an ambiguous expression.
2) a play on words; pun.
3) double meaning; ambiguity.
Etymology: Equivoque entered English in the late 1300s, and was originally spelled equivoc. It derives from the Late Latin term aequivocus meaning “ambiguous.”
On this Day in History in 1861: Steam elevator patented by Elisha Otis.