David McLemore

Those who suffer from megalophobia are afraid of large objects such as larger-than-life sculptures. (Photo: Pixabay/Greg Reese)

What is Megalophobia?

A fear of large objects such as statues, boats, planes, and elephants, megalophobia is an anxiety disorder that can be treated with counselling and therapy.

In Rome, presenting the middle finger was seen as an outright threat. They even gave the insult a latin name: the digitus impudicus, or unchaste finger. (Photo: pxfuel.com)

A Short History of “Flipping the Bird”

Otherwise known as “giving the finger” or the “one-finger salute,” flipping the bird has its origins in ancient Greece, becoming the obscene hand gesture it’s known for today.

For thousands of years, Europeans had no clue about where birds went during Winter. Until 1822, when a German hunter shot a stork and discovered an 80cm long African spear protruding from its neck. This provided the first evidence of bird migration to Africa.

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