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Oddities News Archive - February 24, 2012

The Bigger The Phobia, The Larger The Spider

According to new research, the bigger the person's arachnophobia, the more likely they perceive the spider is bigger than it really is.

Word of the Day
aphotic
  • Having no light.
  • Of or relating to the region of a body of water that is not reached by sunlight and in which photosynthesis is unable to occur.
The word 'aphotic' comes from Greek roots meaning 'without' and 'light'.
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