• Creepy Birdwatchers?

    26 days ago - By Ornithology

    In 2016 there was a study in New Ideas in Psychology entitled
    On the Nature of Creepiness. An online survey of 1341 individuals asked what appearances and behaviors by others made them feel creepy. Perhaps not surprisingly, the top three occupations listed as creepy are clown, taxidermist, and sex shop owner. The least creepy was meteorologist.
    I have met several taxidermists and don't find them creepy at all. Clowns, maybe a little. I have only met one sex shop owner, and he was uber-creepy. (I was not frequenting his business, by the way.) I've known a few meteorologists and they tend to...
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