In Brief

Britain's weirdest phobias revealed

And other stories from the stranger side of life

Arachibutyrophobia (a fear of peanut butter sticking to the roof of the mouth) and nomophobia (a fear of being without your mobile phone) are two of the more curious fears being treated in the UK. The survey revealed other unusual anxieties, including genuphobia (a fear of knees) and omphalophobia (a fear of belly buttons).

German museum has grave of ‘real Snow White’

A German museum says it has found the long-lost gravestone of the real Snow White. The Diocesan Museum in Bamberg is displaying the gravestone of Maria Sophia von Erthal, believed to be the inspiration behind the Grimm fairy tale from 1812. The gravestone went missing in 1804. 

Drinking caffeine ‘doesn't affect sleep’

Drinking coffee or tea within four hours of bedtime does not affect sleep, according to new research. In a study of caffeine, alcohol and nicotine consumption among 785 volunteers, it was found that nicotine and alcohol disrupted sleep but caffeine seemed to have no effect.

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