27 April 2012

X is for....well, X

That's how imaginative I'm feeling today. I was searching for something that begins with X to write about, when I found a few interesting facts about the letter itself that I thought were worth sharing.

  • X-rays were given that name because their discoverer, Wilheim Conrad Rontgen, didn't known what they were.
  • Xs are drawn instead of eyes in cartoons, to indicate the death of a character.
  • The letter X is the most known symbol of the 'straight edge' lifestyle, a subculture of hardcore punk whose followers refrain from using alcohol, tobacco and other recreational drugs


Dana said...

Fun facts--especially the one about X-rays!

Fur Will Fly said...

Thanks! I thought that one was pretty interesting too!

Naila Moon said...

I knew about the cartoons but did not know about the X culture.

Coming over from A-Z.
~Naila Moon

Sharkbytes (TM) said...

Ha- maybe I'm a straight-edge punk! I'm trying to visit all the A-Z Challenge Blogs this month. My alphabet is at myqualityday.blogspot.com

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