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Oddities News Archive - October 26, 2012

Paranormal Credibility Influenced By Media Messages

The paranormal is a popular and enduring theme in the media. One researcher was intrigued by the omnipresence of paranormal entertainment and wondered what makes viewers believe or not believe what they see on the screen.

Word of the Day
drawcansir
  • A blustering, bullying fellow; a pot-valiant braggart; a bully.
This word is named for Draw-Can-Sir, a character in George Villiers' 17th century play The Rehearsal.
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