Monthly Archives: August 2017

The Expression of the Emotions in Man and Animals

Our ancestors gave vent to their feelings in a way that we would be ashamed of, and their range of feeling seems to have been in some degree more limited. The language of the countenance, like that of the tongue, has been enriched in the process of the suns….

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Protein Poisoning

Protein poisoning (also referred to colloquially as rabbit starvation, mal de caribou, or fat starvation) is a rare form of acute malnutrition thought to be caused by a complete absence of fat.

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Gay Bomb

The “halitosis bomb” and “gay bomb” are informal names for two theoretical non-lethal chemical weapons that a United States Air Force research laboratory speculated about producing.

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Rumpology

Rumpology can be performed either by sight, touch or by using buttock prints. In addition to live readings, Jackie Stallone will perform buttock readings using e-mailed digital photographs, and has claimed to predict the outcome of Presidential elections and Oscar awards by reading the bottoms of her two pet Doberman Pinschers.

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Surreal Number

In mathematics, the surreal number system is a totally ordered class containing the real numbers as well as infinite and infinitesimal numbers, respectively larger or smaller in absolute value than any positive real number.

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Damnatio Memoriae

Damnatio memoriae is a modern Latin phrase literally meaning “condemnation of memory,” meaning that a person must not be remembered.

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Drapetomania

Drapetomania was a conjectural mental illness that, in 1851, American physician Samuel A. Cartwright hypothesized to cause Black slaves to flee captivity.

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