My friend, Lauren, gave me a fabulous book for my birthday earlier this year; The Etymalogicon by Mark Forsyth. It's a fantastic read.
The etymological root of many words are just ridiculous and wonderful and it's my kind of info-crack. My other crack is making pictures, So I had thought about starting up a little blog where people could do illustrations based on the etymology of words. It's such a great idea that someone else got there first!
Behold! illustratedetymology.com! The exact project I was thinking of starting up just a few days ago came crashing into my twitter feed and blew my idea away. The sneaky devil.
Either way, I'm super pleased that something like this exists. It's an awesome project and well worth looking over or submitting to. You may learn a few things while you're at it.