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What are Spite Houses?


I love this piece on a rather odd thing: The Spite House, an Architectural Phenomenon Built on Rage and Revenge.

Spite houses can be houses or buildings or any structure built not so much to be lived it as they are the express a very negative emotion. Once you know about them, you will be surprised you know more of them than you thought.

I don’t think I’ve ever been that spiteful that I would go through the trouble of spending all the time and money to get back at someone. But that’s not true of everyone, if you read that article.

To know your name is to know your age

Well, not exactly. But as this article in fivethirtyeight.com shows, if you do know someone’s name and that’s all you have to go on, you can go along way to guessing their age.

Fascinating.