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Question for: Apr 12, 2024

A millihelen is a measurement of the amount of beauty required to launch one ship, which is 1/1000th the number of ships supposedly launched by Helen of Troy's beauty (as first noted by Christopher Marlowe). What author made the claim in a 1992 book of jokes and limericks (the year he died) that he invented the word back in the early 1940s when he was a graduate student in chemistry?