fathom \FATH-uhm\, verb:
1. To penetrate to the truth of; comprehend; understand.2. To measure the depth of water by means of a sounding line; sound.
1. A unit of length equal to six feet (1.8 meters): used chiefly in nautical measurements.
Fathom starts its history meaning a "length of the outstretched arm" (a measure of about six feet). The verb sense comes into being approximately 1600.
- The effect of turning everything into shit. The opposite of the Midas touch, where King Midas was said to turn everything he touched into gold. The act of fail, to blunder, to make a snafu, or catastrophe
1. Bill: That guy has the Inverse Midas touch. He can't do anything right
George: Nah, it's just a snafu. Could happen to anyone.
2. George: That guy's just like me, he's got the Inverse Midas touch. Everything he touches turns to shit.
Bill: No George, you fail way worse than this guy.
3. Barry: This oil spill is a catastrophe, BP's engineers really have the Inverse Midas touch
Kim: I have on my big boy glasses
Barry: Sure you do.
- Vatican City: became an independent, sovereign state as the Lateran Treaty was signed in Rome (1929)
- Prince (Prince Rogers Nelson) 1958 - Musician, actor ("Purple Rain")
- Larisa Oleynik (Larisa Romanovna Oleynik) 1981 - Actress
- Michael Cera 1988 - Actor ("Juno," "Superbad")
Emily Ratajkowski 1991