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Origin of the word “Vitamin”

There are certain essential compounds that the body needs in order to survive that subsequently cannot be synthesized by the body. For example, if a sailor is at sea for extended periods of time without the proper nutrition he will … Continue reading

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Southpaw: Get this lefty term right

Approximately 10% of the human population is determined to be left-handed and as a result they often get special names for their handedness. The term “southpaw” was first used in baseball to refer primarily to pitchers. Traditionally, when baseball diamonds … Continue reading

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Weddings: Rings and Things

A “ring” finger can be found on both hands of a woman so why is it that the left hand should bear the wedding ring? According to the Romans, there is a vein called the “vena amoris” that leads directly … Continue reading

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