Pilgarlic: an old word meaning a bald headed man, as his head looks like the shiny bit on a clove of garlic.
Prosopagnosia: an inability to recognize the faces of familiar people, typically as a result of brain damage.
Triskaidekaphobia: extreme superstition about the number thirteen.
Wayzgoose: an annual summer party and outing that used to be held by a printing house for all its employees.
Spaghettification: the process by which (in some theories) an object would be stretched and ripped apart by gravitational forces on falling into a black hole.
Wonder what the most popular books are at St Laurence? Well read on…
Top 15 books issues so far this year, in ascending order.
15. The Fault In Our Stars – John Green
14. Things a Bright Girl Can Do – Sally Nicholls
13. The Hunger Games – Suzanne Collins
12. Cuckoo Song – Frances Hardinge
11. Ready Player One – Ernest Cline
10. Mortal Engines – Philip Reeve
9. Rooftoppers – Katherine Rundell
8. Rebound – Kwame Alexander
7. Hyperbole and a Half – Allie Brosh
6. Sputniks Guide To Life On Earth – Frank Cottrell Boyce
5. The House With Chicken Legs – Sophie Anderson
4. Apple And Rain – Sarah Crossan
3. Railhead – Philip Reeve
2. Charlie And The Chocolate Factory – Roald Dahl
1.One – Sarah Crossan
The borrows of One amounted to 0.005 of total loans from the ILC this year!
Pooter: a suction bottle for collecting insects and other small invertebrates.