Words We Know by Name

Ever wonder where some words come from? Many are derived from the names of real people. (These kinds of words are called eponyms.) For example, did you know that the leotard was named after the French acrobat Jules Leotard? Or that the word mesmerize comes from the German hypnotist Franz Anton Mesmer? Take this true-or-false quiz to find out whether you're up on your eponyms.

Via Mental Floss