These 5 Bizarre Word Origins Will Leave You Scratching Your Head

Bizarre Word Origins Statues

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The words you use every day are like superheroes; they all have backstories of one kind or another, and while some (Batman) are awesome, others (Robin) are another story. Learning the bizarre histories—and in some cases origin myths—of the common words on this list is like bumping into an old acquaintance and discovering that not only has he always secretly been a crimefighter, he got his start as a circus acrobat.

Mullet

English and French writers have been using the word “mullet” to describe a type of fish with spiny fins from about the mid-15th century. Modern taxonomy nerd Carl Linnaeus hadn’t even been thought of yet, so the name seems to have been applied to different species over the centuries before settling down to describe just one species of North American game fish in 1866. It has a flat head. You can see where this is going.

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You Won’t Believe These 30 Items Came From A 3D Printer

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There’s no use denying it—3D printers are changing the way the world works. Although companies and artists are the primary users of these extraordinary devices, as costs lessen 3D printers could start popping up in homes across the country. And while the ability to print stem cells and prosthetic limbs seems extraordinary, these devices also raise a number of moral and ethical issues for the everyday user. Here’s a glimpse of the many objects one can create with a 3D printer.

1. Custom Cast

Cast from 3D Printer

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2. Neon Sugar Cubes

Neon Sugar Cubes

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3. Gun

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Barcelona As You’ve Never Seen It Before

The place? Barcelona. The medium? Film. The method? Flow motion — or an incredibly fast-moving short film. Hop from the opera to the Sagrada Familia to the Gothic quarters in seconds. As exhilarating as it is technically immaculate, this video cannot disappoint.

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