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Your Mind Will Be Blown When You Learn How The Word "Helicopter" Works

It's not "heli" and "copter," it's "helico" and "pter."

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So, there's a weekly podcast called No Such Thing As Fish, on which researchers share their interesting discoveries.

One of the fun facts many recently learned from the series is about the word helicopter.

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While you may think the two parts of the word that give it its meaning stem from "heli" and "copter," that's actually not the case.

Needless to say, many people were surprised and are already planning to share this information with others.

It also prompted some people to share other interesting language facts.

And it began some new discussions that ended in hilarity.

So, now you can go to social events, hover over conversations, and drop in to deliver this riveting piece of information.

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