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Illumination Problem. Infinite monkey theorem. An infinite number of monkeys typing on an infinite number of typewriters will almost surely produce all possible written texts. Interesting number paradox. Legendre's constant. Look-and-say sequence. Mathematical fallacy. Complex numbers are all fun and games until someone loses an i. That's when things get real. The counter-intuitive way to prevail when playing Let's Make a Deal. Nothing up my sleeve number. One, four, seventeen, twenty-four Minkowski's question mark function. A function with an unusual notation and possessing unusual fractal properties.
Never tell a Numberphile that a number is uninteresting. Sometimes found in conjunction with triskaidekaphobia see below in East Asian cultures. More prevalent in Japan, where 49 is associated with "suffering until death". No, it's not related to the Code of Hammurabi. No, it's not always considered unlucky. Yes, space exploration has been touched by it. In Java , the thirteenth month of the year. Will Rogers phenomenon. Also known as the Will Rogers paradox. An ordinal number popular in computing and related cultures. She followed her parents in the business of selling people Greenwich Mean Time.
A fictional Christmas-Hanukkah hybrid, popularized by the television show The O. December Holiday celebrated by the Costanza family on the television show Seinfeld , since appropriated by many. International Talk Like a Pirate Day. Shiver my timbers a-harrr! Thought the day before New Year's Day would be in the previous year?
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The computing problem that will arise due to the Unix time representation used in many computers. The collective name for all potential software bugs that will emerge as the need to express years with five digits arises. Was there a year between 1 BC and AD 1? Five-minute hypothesis. American Nudist Research Library. America's first nudist library.
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Controversies about the word "niggardly". The secret language of identical twins, also called idioglossia. Disambiguation disambiguation. For when you're really not sure what you mean. A nonexistent English word, supposedly meaning " density ", which was listed in the second edition of Webster's New International Dictionary from to A usually good-natured African American ritual in which two competitors, usually male, exchange trash-talk until one has no comeback. Cryptic echoes from the days of hot metal typesetting. Faggin-Nazzi alphabet.
That's its real name. What did you think it was about? Deliberately misleading, irrelevant or false information meant to suggest conspiracy. A popular word among Discordians. As good an argument as any for English spelling reform. A dash between communism and independence. Inherently funny word. Some influential comedians have long regarded certain words in the English language as humorous because of their sound or resemblance to other words.
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List of common false etymologies of English words. Believe it or not, " crap " did not originate from Thomas Crapper. List of ethnic slurs. List of English words without rhymes. Longest word in English. Floccinaucinihilipilification , supercalifragilisticexpialidocious and other contenders. The Guinness World Record holder for the "most succinct word". Ancient spirals of undeciphered hieroglyphs.
All Steve Miller 's fault. Robert Shields. A type of slang used to identify an individual with a very specific region, usually with accompanied value judgments. Also, a funny word. Thinking about the immortality of the crab. A colorful Spanish idiom for daydreaming ; try using this one if your teacher notices you becoming inattentive in class. Tiles found embedded in asphalt , usually sporting cryptic messages. Unknown unknown. An undeciphered illustrated book written six hundred or so years ago by an anonymous author using an unidentified alphabet. Adolf Lu Hitler Marak.
This Indian politician does not dispraise his parents' questionable name choice. Amandagamani Abhaya of Anuradhapura. Cesar Chavez. Mansfield Smith-Cumming. The first head of MI6 , whose name became appropriate as he promoted the use of semen as invisible ink. Cox—Zucker machine. An officials' association in pre-war Vienna , Austria , of a shipping company for transporting passengers and cargo on the Danube. A Brazilian footballer with a socially problematic last name. An unforgettable newspaper headline once declared "Fucks Off to Benfica ".
A Slovenian -born Italian basketball player with a similar problem. American society leader, philanthropist, patron and collector of the arts, and one of the most respected women in Texas during the 20th century. Leone Sextus Tollemache. List of examples of Stigler's law. List of people with reduplicated names. Pro-Life politician.
A committee in Iceland that determines whether a name is suitable for integration into the Icelandic language. Apparently voted yes about themselves. A warning to us all about taking double-barrelled surnames too far Roger Fuckebythenavele. A Confederate general during the American Civil War. Thursday October Christian I. The son of Fletcher Christian , leader of the mutiny on the Bounty.
Despite not being Japanese or a sperm whale , he has control over the global diamond industry. Hubert Blaine Wolfeschlegelsteinhausenbergerdorff, Sr. Can ancient pottery be used to play back recorded voices from the distant past? Buttered toast phenomenon. Buttered cat paradox. Russian girl who claims to have X-ray vision.
Drake's Plate of Brass. A forgery -related practical joke that went horribly awry. A taxon species, genus, family, etc. Further research is needed. Some researchers are researching its effects, but FRIN Gilbert U Atomic Energy Laboratory. You may have had a chemistry set when you were a child. I bet it didn't come with radioactive substances in the box. Leaping Lazarus! Somewhat like Monty Python 's Dead Parrot , it's not really dead, it's just resting. List of Ig Nobel Prize winners. Nobel Prize meets Weird Science. A parody of science that purports to study what lies beyond the realm of metaphysics.
Pathological science. A pejorative term for scientific ideas that will simply not "go away", long after they are given up on as wrong by the majority of scientists in the field. Physicist Alan Sokal demonstrates that at least some postmodernists can't see an emperor with no clothes. A phenomenon found in psychological and sociological research which suggests that people associate more positive attributes with the general social category of women compared to men.
Including white , pink , purple, blue A year-old, known as the Radioactive Boy Scout , who irradiated his back yard attempting to build a nuclear breeder reactor from spare parts. A two-time radioactive killer. Fictional elements, isotopes and atomic particles. A phenomenon involving a persistent and invasive low-frequency noise of a humming character and unknown origin, not audible to all people, reported in various geographical locations. A serious piece of scientific apparatus whose name has induced sniggering among English-speaking schoolchildren for over years.
List of unusual units of measurement. An alternative theory of integrated circuits : once the smoke is released they no longer work. Something in the lab not working? Technical difficulties? Blame this guy. Quantum suicide and immortality. What happens when you blow in a hole in a tube? Hot air comes out one end and cold air comes out the other. No consensus reached on why it happens yet. A strange unit of distance used to measure the Harvard Bridge. Sound of fingernails scraping chalkboard. Does a mystery sound from the bottom of the sea indicate that Cthulhu may awake?
Flat Earth Society. Snow in Florida. List of unexplained sounds. Mumbai "sweet" seawater incident. Red rain in Kerala. South-up map orientation. The crew of Apollo 17 snapped Earth with Antarctica on top. NASA followed Ptolemy and rotated it "back". An ill-fated attempt to reach the North Pole in An unlucky park ranger who was hit by lightning on seven separate occasions.
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Did the Luftwaffe, in fact, explore the final frontier and make contact with alien races? Whether the secret Nazi base is on the Moon or in Antarctica, the truth is apparently out there. And when you've exhausted the list , here's something new to try! Solway Firth Spaceman. Sylacauga meteorite. The first fallen meteorite in recorded history to have verifiably injured a human.
Voyager Golden Record. A compilation of sounds and images of humanity on a phonograph record made of gold-plated copper. It was sent to space in and is currently the farthest man-made object from Earth. Accessory breast. An unusual neurological disorder, also known as " Dr. Strangelove syndrome", whereby one of the sufferer's hands seems to take on a life of its own. Taking a close look at a toilet bowl for the sake of science. The scale was inspired by eye charts. Young's Ideal Rectal Dilators.
The notion that food dropped on the floor is safe to eat only as long as it's picked up within five seconds. Hair-grooming syncope. Human—animal breastfeeding. Also known as "Human Werewolf Syndrome ". Hypoalgesic effect of swearing. As Redd Foxx once observed, "if you've never said 'shit', come back with me after the show and I'll slam my car door on your hand'". And you will feel better. Licorice poisoning.
Maple syrup urine disease. Medical students' disease. A condition frequently reported in medical students who perceive themselves to be experiencing the symptoms of the diseases they are studying. Mellified Man. A disease, most envied by poker players, that makes facial expressions impossible. Photic sneeze reflex. Retained surgical instruments. Schmidt sting pain index. An entomologist is stung by just about everything known to sting and, en route, describes the pain involved in terms of a four-point comparative scale.
Supernumerary nipple. A condition in which one has an additional nipple. Apparently 1 in 18 people have this condition. A form of surgery where a hole is drilled or scraped into the skull. It was thought that such a procedure could cure problems like epilepsy or allow a person to enter into a higher state of consciousness.
Uncombable hair syndrome. Ever wanted to defecate and have sex at the same time? Well now you can! Allegedly a sex move involving punching one's partner in the back of the head during intercourse. Hamster zona-free ovum test. National Masturbation Day. There is a day dedicated to protect the right to masturbate! A medical condition where one of two conjoined twins lacks essential organs and must rely on the other for survival, often leeching its blood. An especially rare variant of this, fetus in fetu , involves one partially formed fetus developing within the body of the other.
A colloquial term referring to a type of mass hysteria or panic where males grow fearful of removal or shrinking of the penis. Persistent genital arousal disorder. Puppy pregnancy syndrome. A condition found in remote regions of India in which people believe they have conceived a puppy shortly after being bitten by a dog. Self-inflicted caesarean section. A form of parasomnia similar to sleepwalking that causes people to engage in sexual acts while they are asleep. A Frenchwoman with the longest verified human lifespan in recorded history. She was at the time of her death.
Abigail and Brittany Hensel. Conjoined twins with separate heads but joined bodies. An American trainee doctor who went to unusual lengths in his quest to prove that yellow fever is not contagious. A 19th-century construction worker who survived a three-foot-long 0. His resultant behavioral changes have made him an important figure in the development of neuroscience. A 19th-century Scottish surgeon who, among other things, performed what has been described as "The only operation in history with a percent mortality".
A Peruvian girl who gave birth to a son when she was five years old, becoming the youngest human mother on record. A 19th-century French-Canadian fur trader who survived a gunshot wound and was left with a hole in his stomach, which allowed revolutionary experiments on digestion to be conducted. Tarrare c. Mary Toft. A doctor who, against the consensus of mainstream medicine, drank a vial of bacterial culture to prove that stomach ulcers were caused by bacteria rather than stress, spicy foods, and too much acid as was believed at the time. He won the Nobel prize for it, too.
Anton-Babinski syndrome. Charles Bonnet syndrome. Unknown forces cause large groups of people to dance hysterically until dropping from exhaustion in multiple incidents in Europe from the 13th to 17th centuries. Electromagnetic hypersensitivity. Voluntary or involuntary defecation in persons who are toilet trained older than 4 years of age.
Exploding head syndrome. Foreign accent syndrome. Homicidal sleepwalking. A real parasomnia that has been successfully used as a defence in court. Jumping Frenchmen of Maine. A behavioral disorder with some very odd symptoms, including "hypersexuality" and a desire to examine objects with the mouth. Named after two doctors who gave psychotropic drugs to lobotomized monkeys.
Mariko Aoki phenomenon. A Japanese expression referring to an urge to defecate that is suddenly felt after entering bookstores. When a late-night radio host claims to have been brainwashed by the CIA, you may want to think twice. Paris Syndrome. Particularly common among Japanese tourists. Not to be confused with Jerusalem Syndrome or Stockholm Syndrome. A psychosomatic illness that causes rapid heartbeat, dizziness, fainting, confusion and even hallucinations when an individual is exposed to art or natural beauty. Tanganyika laughter epidemic. The Truman Show delusion.
Those afflicted feel they are being watched all the time by a television audience, like Jim Carrey in the movie The Truman Show. Animal attacks. Not kidding: death by beavers, bunnies, squirrels, cats and other things you should not have as pets. Conservation-induced extinction. Christmas tree worm. Depopulation of cockroaches in post-Soviet states. A deceptive beetle larva that entices its own predators by feigning prey-like movements in order to eat its predator. Exploding toads. An as-yet unexplained phenomenon observed in April in Germany and Denmark.
Suggested as a possible weapons delivery system. No, the fish are not trippin'; they will cause hallucinations if ingested. It is not known if hallucinations will occur if one fish consumes another. List of animals displaying homosexual behavior. London Underground mosquito.
A species of mosquito that lives in underground railways. Love dart. Droppings of a nightingale variety used in facials. Some claim that it helps with acne. MEDical Reliable Source. Orbiting Frog Otolith. Paracerceis sculpta. A species of isopod that has some males that mimic females and others that mimic juveniles, allowing them to mate without the alpha males realising what is going on behind their backs.
Pasilalinic-sympathetic compass. Telepathic communication is not possible in snails no matter how far apart they may be. Nothing else has been ruled out. A literal figurative variety of cockfighting between some species of flatworm. Prostitution among animals. Did you know that prostitution exists among animals? Stephens Island wren. Supernumerary body part.
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The practice of growing small jar-shaped kittens caused controversy years after it was revealed to be a hoax. A cat famed for traveling on a bus around Plymouth , England. Dusty the Klepto Kitty. One of the national treasures of Turkey. A hospice cat who was featured in the New England Journal of Medicine for his purported ability to predict the impending death of terminally ill patients. Cow tipping.
A Jersey cow that produced record amounts of butter and got a sizable neighborhood named for her. Cannibalism in poultry. See: tastes like chicken. Chicken Dance , Chicken dance. Valuable for the mitigation of damage from bird strikes. The chicken carcass must be thawed first, though. Mike the Headless Chicken. Whatever promise or hope or grandeur dreams held by the franchise and its fans after a second place finish in its inaugural season in St.
Louis was quickly replaced by this abysmal reality: the Browns were dead last in the eight-team American League ten times in 52 seasons. Then in the club began play in Baltimore and its new owners shed the "Browns" and every imaginable link to the club's past. It's not that the Orioles don't respect history And to that end the franchise has been extraordinarily successful. In St.