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Pseudoscience: Drapetomania

Originating from the Greek (drapetes, “a runaway “) and (mania, “madness, frenzy”),  Drapetomania was a supposed mental illness described by American physician Samuel A. Cartwright in 1851...

Coulrophobia: Fear of Clowns

Coulrophobia is a fear of clowns. Introduced around the 1980s, this phobia may result from the exaggerated expressions painted on the faces of clowns....

Pseudoscience: Cryptozoology

Cryptozoology (from Greek, kryptos, “hidden” + zoology; literally, “study of hidden animals”) refers to the search for animals whose existence has not been proven. This...