Eccentric of the Century
- A passion for potatoes. Lubenow, G.C. // Newsweek;5/30/88, Vol. 111 Issue 22, p43
In Britain, eccentricity is not merely tolerated, but is prized. A new study by clinical psychologist David Weeks found the country's eccentrics to be more intelligent, creative, happy, healthy and longer-lived than the average person. Among those eccentrics studied was Prince Charles. Study;...
- Where is the Goober? Rickenbaker, K. // Newsweek;5/1/1989, Vol. 113 Issue 18, p12
Opinion. Talks about the serious decline over the last few years (due to television) in the so-called Goober Factor, referring to American people who are a little off center and never completely at ease in society. The Goober has been replaced by more sophisticated and self-conscious citizens....
- Dubious achievement awards' of 96. // Esquire;Jan1997, Vol. 127 Issue 1, p52
Presents reports on cases of eccentricities and dubiosity. Julie Andrews' rejection of a Tony nomination for Best Actress; What Ross Perot was willing to do if nominated for president; Frederico the goat's rating in the polls for mayor; Jasmin St. Claire's record for the number of sexual...
- Fish out of water. Dubow, Charles // Town & Country;Jul96, Vol. 150 Issue 5194, p48
Focuses on human eccentricities. Definition of eccentricity; Seductive appeal of eccentricities or idiosyncrasies; Inability of people to properly respond to eccentricities; Dilemma that lies in discerning what is acceptable within polite society; Famous eccentrics; Types of behavior and...
- Takasaki. // Time International (South Pacific Edition);10/3/94, Issue 40, p20
Reports on crank telephone calls committed against a firm in Takasaki, Japan by a former employee. Tracing the culprit.
- Eccentrics: A study of sanity and strangeness. Kaufman, Joanne // People;12/4/95, Vol. 44 Issue 23, p35
Presents information on a study of eccentrics by Dr. David Weeks and Jamie James. Comments from Weeks; Who did research and interviews; What information suggest.
- RALPH'S AUSSIE TRIVIA TEST. // Ralph;Mar2008, p34
A trivia quiz about Australia is presented.
- Useless information. Redshaw, Kerry // Bulletin with Newsweek;06/18/96, Vol. 116 Issue 6025, p105
Presents various eccentrics. Includes American millionaire Sara Winchester; Medical corps James Barry; Scientist Henry Cavendish.
- Jesus Christ, Super Meme. BOSS, GREG // Los Angeles Magazine;Dec2012, Vol. 57 Issue 12, p32
The article offers information on a man in Los Angeles who is walking on the streets as the Son of God in the City of Angels and presents photographs of that man doing different things which includes teaching the crowd.