Things Now Known #5

  • The Capgras delusion theory (or Capgras syndrome) is a disorder in which a person holds a delusion that a friend, spouse, parent, or other close family member has been replaced by an identical-looking impostor. (via Radiolab)
  • YasujirĂ´ Ozu, the famous Japanese director, died on his birthday, December 12 1963.
  • Artist Leonard Rosoman requested a sloping lawn as his luxury item when he was a guest on Desert Island Discs in 2002.
  • Eleanor Roosevelt married Franklin D. Roosevelt and didn’t need to change her surname. (via QI)
  • The longest exhibit at Coney Island Dreamland amusement park was a display of babies in incubators. (via QI)
  • Posted on Friday, 25 November 2011
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