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The King James version of the Bible has 50 authors, 66 book, 1,189 chapters, and 31,173 verses. The shortest verse in the Bible consists of two words: "Jesus wept" (John 11:35).

Something that is "crinoid" is lily-shaped.

There are 65 alphabets in use throughout the world.

The Spanish word for a bullfighter is matador.

The language of Taki, spoken in parts of French Guinea, consists of only 340 words.

Something that is funny, or is able to or inclined to incite laughter, is "risible."

There are many definitions in the dictionary for the word “bob,” which includes its use as a noun when used for a suckling calf.

The Speaker of the House in Great Britain is not allowed to speak.

The last dictionary that Noah Webster wrote contained 70,000 words and their meanings. He wrote it with no help and by hand. After his death, his family sold the right to publish to G&C Merriam and Co.

Something that is of or based on the number twenty is said to be "vigesimal" or "vicenary."

There are no words in the English language rhyme with month, orange, silver, or purple.

The study of folklore and legends is called storiology.

The last words spoken from the moon were from Eugene Cernan, Commander of the Apollo 17 Mission on 11 December 1972."As we leave the Moon at Taurus-Littrow, we leave as we came, and, God willing, we shall return, with peace and hope for all mankind."

Something that is said to be "therianthropic" is partly human and partly animal in form.

The telephone area code for a cruise ship in the Atlantic Ocean is 871.

The letter "B" took its present form from a symbol used in Egyptian hieroglyphics to represent a house. Its original Egyptian form looked very much like its modern one.

Something that is without teeth can be said to be “edentulous.”

The letter "O" has not changed in shape since its adoption in the Phoenician alphabet c. 1300 B.C.

Something that is woody or like wood can be described as "xyloid."

Something that is yellow-colored is referred to as "xanthous."

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