The banana plant is an herb, not a tree.
Ten unusual fears, including phobophobia—the fear of developing a phobia.
Did you know that even though the word “I” has been spelled the same way for years and years and years and years, the pronunciation has changed drastically? It used to be pronounced “Itch” (much closer to German). And then it became “ee,” and then “eh,” and then FINALLY only in the 18th century did it start being pronounced the way we pronounce it today. But it has been spelled the same way since the 14th century.
Apostate is the term for someone who once considered himself religious but later rejected said religion.
(Source: Washington Post)