13 Everyday Things With Not Normal Names

There’s a name for everything. Seriously. We tip our hats to those everyday things that we never knew could have such funky names. MINI. NOT NORMAL.

1. Minimus

Your littlest toe.

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2. Glabella

The space between the eyebrows and above the nose.

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3. Lemniscate

The infinity symbol.

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4. Zarf

The cardboard sleeves that protect your hands from piping hot coffee.

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5. Phosphene

The lights you see when you close your eyes and rub them.

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6. Tines

The prongs on a fork.

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7. Frisson

The chills you get from hearing some awesome music.

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8. Phloem Bundles

The annoying string-like things that you encounter while peeling a banana.

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9. Petrichor

The scent of rain on dry earth.

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10. Aglet

The small plastic or metal sheathing at the end of a shoelace.

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11. Interrobang

The combination of a question and exclamation mark.

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12. Lacrimal caruncle

The small, pink nodule on the inner corner of the eye.

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13. Dysania

The state of not wanting to get out of bed in the morning. In other words every morning.

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We tip our hats to those everyday things that we never knew could have such funky names. MINI. NOT NORMAL.

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