- Eclipse Glasses
- Vladimir Ashkenazy
There are explanations for each in the original blog post, but I especially liked the one for Eclipse Glasses, so I’ll include it here:
In June 2001, a total solar eclipse was about to cross southern Africa. To prepare, the Zimbabwean and Zambian media began a massive astronomy education campaign focused on warning people not to stare at the Sun. Apparently, the campaign worked. The locals took a real liking to the vocabulary, and today, the birth registries are filled with names like Eclipse Glasses Banda, Totality Zhou, and Annular Mchombo.
And, in case you were wondering, annular is indeed related to anus (Latin for “ring”).