Word of the Day Parat Moshe Rabbeinu, Which Doesn't Mean 'Moses' Cow'

Ladybugs, it turns out, have religion-linked names in a number of languages, and Hebrew is no exception.

I always assumed ladybugs (or ladybirds, for the Brits among us) were called so because their dot-spattered red wing covers made them prettier – and so more conventionally ladylike – than other beetles. Boy, was I wrong.