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Oddities News Archive - September 06, 2012

Lies: Why Do We Tell Them?

Humanity has come up with several explanations for telling half-truths or falsehoods in the years we’ve been walking upright. We have plenty of reasons to avoid the truth, but why do we do it?

Word of the Day
taphephobia
  • A morbid dread of being buried alive. Also spelled 'taphiphobia'.
The word 'taphephobia' comes from Greek roots meaning 'burial' and 'fear'.
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