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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
swell-mobsman
  • A member of the swell-mob; a genteelly clad pickpocket. Sometimes mobsman.
Use of the word 'swell-mobsman' dates at least to the early 1800s.