• The metal instrument used in shoe stores to measure feet is called the Brannock device
  • Sunbeams that shine down through clouds are called crepuscular rays
  • The ZIP in Zip-code stands for Zoning Improvement Plan
  • The 'You are here' arrow on a map is called the IDEO locator
  • There are only four words in the English language which end in '-dous': tremendous, horrendous, stupendous, and hazardous
  • A person afflicted with hexadectylism has six fingers or six toes on one or both hands and feet
  • A 'jiffy' is an actual unit of time for 1/100th of a second
  • The plastic things on the end of shoelaces are called aglets
  • A person who collects teddy bears is called an archtophilist
  • The term karaoke means "empty orchestra" in Japanese