CELI Trivia's

* "Whence" means "from where," so "from whence" is redundant.

* The word 'news' did not come about because it was the plural of 'new.' It came from the first letters of the words North, East, West and South. This was because information was being gathered from all different directions.

* In 1945 a computer at Harvard malfunctioned and Grace Hopper, who was working on the computer, investigated,found a moth in one of the circuits and removed it. Ever since, when something goes wrong with a computer,it is said to have a bug in it.

* Clans of long ago that wanted to get rid of their unwanted people without killing them used to burn their houses down hence the expression "to get fired."

* A "Blue Moon" is the second full moon in a calendar month (it is rarely blue).

* Dreamt is the only English word that ends in the letters mt.

* Underground is the only word in the English language that begins and ends with the letters “und.”

* "Muscle" stems from the word "mouse." People believed watching muscles move looked like a mouse crawling under the skin.

* "Q" is the only letter that does not appear in any of the names of the 50 United States.

References:
http://thelongestlistofthelongeststuffatthelongestdomainnameatlonglast.com/long424.html
http://www.ojohaven.com/fun/trivia.html
http://www.dy-tech.info/Language/language.htm