Lé·on [le-awn] /lɛˈɔ̃/, 1902–67, African statesman: president of Gabon 1961–67.
The M in M&M and the Tootsie in Tootsie Roll
Are you getting ready for the candy stash that Halloween brings? Whether you’re hoping for chocolate or hard candies, we’re sure you have your favorites. But have you ever thought about what the names on the wrappers mean? Here’s the history behind the names of a few popular confections: • Believe it or not, one of the most beloved candy bars is named after a horse. The …
How did the speech disorder “stuttering” get its name, and what does it literally mean?
“The King’s Speech” garnered four golden statues at the 2011 Academy Awards ceremony, including the Oscar for Best Actor for Colin Firth’s riveting portrayal of King George VI. The film’s depiction of George VI’s lifelong struggle with stuttering has brought a renewed awareness to the speech disorder that affects over sixty-eight million people worldwide. What is the origin of this disorder and how did it …
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