In German, it’s called “meerrettich” (sea radish) because it grows by the sea. Many believe the English mispronounced the German word “meer” and began calling it “mareradish.” Eventually it became known as horseradish. The word “horse” (as applied in “horseradish”) is believed to denote large size and coarseness.
A QB can lift his leg in both the shotgun formation as well as from under center. In the shotgun, generally, it’s a timing cue for the center to snap the ball. When the QB is under center, the leg lift is generally indicating to players who are split wide in the formation that they can start “in motion”.
Not only does it prevent the further absorption of solar energy, it displaces, painfully, said solar energy with kryptonite radiation causing the immediate loss of a Kryptonian’s superhuman abilities within seconds and can, depending on the purity and exposure length, lead to the death of a Kryptonian by a form of “radiation poisoning”.