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:

Dixie@dcrelief said...

So did "hydra" only refer to the monster?

Mia Di Domenico said...

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

Bisous,
Mia ♡

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Plowing Through Life (Martha) said...

Interesting!

DEZMOND said...

you don't say!

Anonymous said...

I especially like the picture.

Al Penwasser said...

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.

bj said...

OK.......:)

Pat Hatt said...

Form away as I drink it all day

Holy Ghost Writer said...

Watery

Christine said...

interesting

Stephanie Faris said...

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

Maude Lynn said...

My daughter will get a kick out of this one!

Kati said...

Interesting!

Have a fantastic day,
-Kati

Theresa Mahoney said...

Interesting fact!

Debra She Who Seeks said...

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

stephen Hayes said...

Those clever Greeks had a name for everything.