Wanna Live Forever? Become a Noun

“Wanna Live Forever? Become a Noun” is a music video on the subject of eponyms: words like sandwich, shrapnel, and boycott that came from a particular person’s name. The video is by Robert Krulwich (of Radiolab) and musician Adam Cole for the NPR science blog Krulwich Wonders. LIFE.com has a gallery of 50 people whose names became eponyms.

We’ve written about a few other posts from Krulwich Wonders:

- The World’s Tallest Tree Is In An Undisclosed Location in California
- An Experiment Showing That Desert Ants Count Their Steps
- Robert Krulwich Takes a Look at the Billion Bug Highway Above Us
- The Mystery of Why We Can’t Walk In a Straight Line

Written by EDW Lynch

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