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Nephelococcygia: What does it mean?
Have you ever started up at the sky on a summers day and started to make shapes out of the clouds? Maybe you saw an animal or a face, or perhaps something more extravagant?
Well, you may not be aware but there is an actual scientfic name for this activity, it's called 'Nephelococcygia' (what a mouthfull!).
The phonetic prenounciation for the word is 'ne - fe - lo - kok - e - je - a'.
The reason that I decided to write about this obscure topic was just out of curiosity. After walking home from work one day I found myself staring a the clouds perfoming the act of Nephelococcygia, oblivious to the fact it actually had a name! This led me to search the internet for the most amazing example. Have a look at the video below!
Believe it or not nephelococcygia actually bacame a top search on google on 17-Nov-2010 and reached the google trends page 6 times! I think this was due to the fact that it was National Sky Awareness however cannot be 100% sure.
It's the simple things in life which are often the most beautiful and the most common, however it's also a simple fact that majority of people go through life without noticing this. Can you think of any other examples similar to nephelococcygia of which to share?
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