Thursday, January 15, 2015

Fact of the Day: Water Element

Despite needing oxygen to make water, hydrogen's name comes from the Greek words "hudro" and "genes". Which roughly means "water forming". 

16 comments:

  1. So did "hydra" only refer to the monster?

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  2. The entire post is just so inspirational... :)

    Bisous,
    Mia ♡

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  3. I especially like the picture.

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  4. And "gymnasium" is a Greek word which combines "gymnos" for naked and "nasium" for...oh., I just can't get past that image of naked Greeks.
    As long as they had water, that would be okay, though.
    NOTE: Yes, this comment has very little to do with your post.
    Except for that Greek angle, I guess.

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  5. I didn't know that. I love the picture, though. It makes me long for a rainy day!

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  6. My daughter will get a kick out of this one!

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  7. Interesting!

    Have a fantastic day,
    -Kati

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  8. In Canada, electricity generated by water turbines is called "The Hydro." Perhaps it is in the US too, I don't know.

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  9. Those clever Greeks had a name for everything.

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