Vocablet of the Day: Inevitable

How far would you go to face your fears?  Would you climb into a coffin?

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Even though death is incapable of being avoided or prevented, most of us would prefer not to think about it.  Some, however, take the opposite approach.

In psychological terms, it’s called immersion therapy: throw yourself into whatever scares you.  If you’re afraid of spiders, let three of them crawl over your hands.  If you’re afraid of flying, book a ticket across the Atlantic.  And if you fear the inevitable approach of death, climb into a coffin.

Does the idea of getting into a coffin freak you out?  Or do you think it might make you feel more comfortable with the fact that your own death is inevitable?

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Vocablet of the Day: Panacea

Today’s Vocablet flashcard features an unlikely kind of medicine that will delight your sweet tooth:

The panacea-Manuka Honey snippet highlights a type of honey from New Zealand that boasts remarkable — and natural — antibacterial properties.  It can help prevent colds and flu, settle an upset stomach, and when placed as a plaster on an open wound, even fight infection.  No wonder ancient people thought of it as a remedy for all ills and diseases!

How does this happen?  Researchers in Germany recently identified the specific antibacterial agent responsible for the healthful properties of the sticky, sweet stuff.

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Some people think of Prozac as a panacea for all kinds of depression.  Do you know of other things that claim to be an incredible cure-all?

Vocablet of the Day: Eponym

Today’s Vocablet flashcard provides insight into the origins of one of the world’s most infamous machines:

What if your name was used as the name of a machine that was used to kill tens of thousands of people?  The eponym (Joseph-Ignace Guillotin) Vocablet presents the decapitation device made famous in the French Revolution that got its name derived from the name of a person.  Dr. Guillotin didn’t even invent the device — all he did was suggest that death penalties be carried out in a humane fashion.  A twist of fate for him.

Interested in more grisly facts?  Find out about how the head can stay active for a few seconds after being separated from the body.

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Another surprising eponym is the diesel engine, named for its creator, Rudolf Diesel.  Do you know of another?  What kind of thing would you want your name to be an eponym for?