Wanna Live Forever? Become a Noun (A Song/Video about Eponyms)

created at: 10/04/2011

On a recent episode of Morning Edition, NPR’s Robert Krulwich, of RadioLab fame, paired up with his colleague, Adam Cole, to write a clever song about eponyms, the people who serve as namesakes for actual items, like General Burnsides (sideburns), Harold Bluetooth, or Amelia Bloomer.

The video is great – awesome Monty Python-esque animation, a catchy tune, and quite informative. Click play to watch it:  

Wanna Live Forever? Become A Noun from NPR on Vimeo.

Read the accompanying blog post here