Archives for October 2011

Monthly Archives: October 2011

Coulrophobia - Fear of clowns

For some people, clowns are the stuff of nightmares. Often used for entertainment at birthday parties, clowns are supposed to do just the opposite - they're supposed to help facilitate a fun and happy environment. So why are some people deathly afraid of clowns? ...
Hair white from fear

With Halloween fast approaching, it's the season for horror, fright and fear. A popular tale told in many cultures is that a person's hair can turn white overnight from excessive fear. Is it the stuff of legend, folklore and myth, or is there any science to back it up? ...
What happened before the big bang?

The genesis of the universe. It's hard to imagine anything happening before the Big Bang, and rightly so. This is because time itself was created at that moment. So what happened before this "moment of creation"? ...