Confederate General Richard Ewell believed himself to be a bird, eating grains of wheat and sunflower seeds for meals. There were persistent stories from soldiers on guard duty claiming that the General […]
Music can boost your running performance by up to 15%, but only if you’re a particular kind of runner. If you tend to focus inward while running, music probably won’t help you […]
The Austrian/American logician and mathematician Kurt Gödel died on January 14, 1978 from being a picky eater. He had a compulsive fear of being poisoned and would only eat the food prepared […]
In 2013, Oxford researcher Kevin Dutton compiled a list of professions that attract the most psychopaths. It probably won’t come as a surprise that plenty of psychos become police officers, lawyers, and […]
Pogonophobia is a fear of beards.
Forget Peter Piper and his Peck of Pickled Peppers. Psychologists have come up with what may be the world’s most frustrating tongue-twister. It may not make much sense, but the phrase ‘pad […]
The Cotard Delusion is a rare psychiatric disorder in which a person holds a delusional belief that he or she is dead, does not exist, is putrefying or has lost their blood […]