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* It is generally forbidden to collect all of the [[Literature/ArabianNights Tales Of A Thousand And One Nights]] in one set, and not just because it would be difficult to do so. According to legend, reading them all in one sitting will make whoever does so go mad from the sheer majesty of it. This is because your brain would short out from lack of sleep. Seriously, a thousand and one tales with a narrative thread that connects them would be a LOT of reading for a single sitting.

* Paul Cohen said that he suspected that this had happened to Kurt Gödel, that his discoveries in logic caused him to have paranoid delusions later in life.

* The sad story of George Price, who used several mathematical and biological models to derive a mathematical equation that postulated that altruistic behavior and kindness do not actually come from true selflessness and concern for others, but are only naturally selected in order to promote one's own genetic heritage (people are more likely to be altruistic towards individuals with more similar genetic makeup, which explains why people often care more about their family than others). This theory states that there is no inherent selflessness in humans, and the altruistic acts are actually biogically self-serving. Unable to accept such a theory, Price decided to randomly perform altruistic acts, which led him to give away most of his possessions. When he was broke and kicked out of his rented house, he decided to take his own life. People said it was because of his despondency over his inability to continue helping the homeless.

* Some have tried to poetically paint Creator/FriedrichNietzsche this way. It sounds good: "He got so close to the Truth, a Truth he didn't believe in!" or something like that. He would have probably disagreed very much, being [[FanHater quite the despiser]] of any clichéd thought, but who knows? He really did pump out quite a few writings in the 1880s, and yet was very definitely insane by the end of that decade. Ultimately he succumbed to the brain disease that ailed him (identified as syphilis at the time, but whatever it was, it was there).

* Hallucinogenic or disassociative drugs have the potential to cause feelings of this; with some individuals, permanent psychosis can result.

* While not exactly "mad", Scientologists contend that anyone who reads the Xenu story without proper preparation (i.e., $200,000 in "donations") will become physically and mentally weakened. This may have something to do with a kind of "shock treatment" backfire similar to the VR in ''Manga/TwentiethCenturyBoys''. However, there were originally plans to make a FilmOfTheBook in order to let the public in on the [[strike:joke]] secret. [[Creator/LRonHubbard Hubbard]] changed his mind when he realized how much money he was making off the "[[YouKeepUsingThatWord audits]]".

* {{Wikipedia}}. Some pages aren't for the meek of the psyche, such as, say, the aptly-titled [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ultimate_fate_of_the_universe Ultimate Fate of the Universe]].

* The sheer size of the Universe can drive people mad, as a [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Giordano_Bruno certain unfortunate monk]] experienced it. For example, watch this video of star size comparison: [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vT4KEcslp_Y Link]]

* Some speculate this was the reason Nicolay Gogol burned the second and third volumes of "Dead Souls". Others, however, claim it was [[CreatorBreakdown because he realized he couldn't redeem the characters and thus the plot arc was futile]].

* Georg Cantor, the creator of the Continuum Hypothesis, went [[MadMathematician insane]] from trying to prove something that Kurt Gödel, another mathematician, later proved literally cannot be proved.

* Lord Palmerston, who was both Prime Minister and Foreign Minister in Victorian England, speaking of the extremely intricate political questions involved in [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Schleswig-Holstein_Question the Schleshwig-Holstein Controversy]], said "Only three people have ever really understood the Schleswig-Holstein business—the Prince Consort, who is dead—a German professor, who has gone mad—and I, who have forgotten all about it."

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* It is generally forbidden to collect all of the [[Literature/ArabianNights Tales Of A Thousand And One Nights]] in one set, and not just because it would be difficult to do so. According to legend, reading them all in one sitting will make whoever does so go mad from the sheer majesty of it. This is because your brain would short out from lack of sleep. Seriously, a thousand and one tales with a narrative thread that connects them would be a LOT of reading for a single sitting.

* Paul Cohen said that he suspected that this had happened to Kurt Gödel, that his discoveries in logic caused him to have paranoid delusions later in life.

* The sad story of George Price, who used several mathematical and biological models to derive a mathematical equation that postulated that altruistic behavior and kindness do not actually come from true selflessness and concern for others, but are only naturally selected in order to promote one's own genetic heritage (people are more likely to be altruistic towards individuals with more similar genetic makeup, which explains why people often care more about their family than others). This theory states that there is no inherent selflessness in humans, and the altruistic acts are actually biogically self-serving. Unable to accept such a theory, Price decided to randomly perform altruistic acts, which led him to give away most of his possessions. When he was broke and kicked out of his rented house, he decided to take his own life. People said it was because of his despondency over his inability to continue helping the homeless.

* Some have tried to poetically paint Creator/FriedrichNietzsche this way. It sounds good: "He got so close to the Truth, a Truth he didn't believe in!" or something like that. He would have probably disagreed very much, being [[FanHater quite the despiser]] of any clichéd thought, but who knows? He really did pump out quite a few writings in the 1880s, and yet was very definitely insane by the end of that decade. Ultimately he succumbed to the brain disease that ailed him (identified as syphilis at the time, but whatever it was, it was there).

* Hallucinogenic or disassociative drugs have the potential to cause feelings of this; with some individuals, permanent psychosis can result.

* While not exactly "mad", Scientologists contend that anyone who reads the Xenu story without proper preparation (i.e., $200,000 in "donations") will become physically and mentally weakened. This may have something to do with a kind of "shock treatment" backfire similar to the VR in ''Manga/TwentiethCenturyBoys''. However, there were originally plans to make a FilmOfTheBook in order to let the public in on the [[strike:joke]] secret. [[Creator/LRonHubbard Hubbard]] changed his mind when he realized how much money he was making off the "[[YouKeepUsingThatWord audits]]".

* {{Wikipedia}}. Some pages aren't for the meek of the psyche, such as, say, the aptly-titled [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ultimate_fate_of_the_universe Ultimate Fate of the Universe]].

* The sheer size of the Universe can drive people mad, as a [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Giordano_Bruno certain unfortunate monk]] experienced it. For example, watch this video of star size comparison: [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vT4KEcslp_Y Link]]

* Some speculate this was the reason Nicolay Gogol burned the second and third volumes of "Dead Souls". Others, however, claim it was [[CreatorBreakdown because he realized he couldn't redeem the characters and thus the plot arc was futile]].

* Georg Cantor, the creator of the Continuum Hypothesis, went [[MadMathematician insane]] from trying to prove something that Kurt Gödel, another mathematician, later proved literally cannot be proved.

* Lord Palmerston, who was both Prime Minister and Foreign Minister in Victorian England, speaking of the extremely intricate political questions involved in [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Schleswig-Holstein_Question the Schleshwig-Holstein Controversy]], said "Only three people have ever really understood the Schleswig-Holstein business—the Prince Consort, who is dead—a German professor, who has gone mad—and I, who have forgotten all about it."

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* The mathematical proof that [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/0.999 0.999... is equal to 1]]. The evidence has been known to cause opposition and skepticism in college classes, as it compels detractors to question perception of infinitesimals and numeric limitation (some declare the equation a paradox). The rejection is a popular case study in arithmetic, as the math can be proven in multiple methods, both simple and complex. Those who argue against the proof begin to apply irrational logic as they refuse to accept or perceive what is being presented before them. Many attempts to disprove the proof have been presented, but mathematical systems that reject the notion begin to reach incomprehensible complexity when multiplication and negation are applied. Individuals introducing arithmetic where 0.999... does not equal to 1, undo prevailing mathematics and increase the complexity of solving unrelated equations by unnecessary orders of magnitude. Professors such as Fred Richman and Timothy Gowers have argued ''0.999... is equal to 1'' represents AFormYouAreComfortableWith among mathematicians, as an alternative would be impossible to realistically implement as a replacement, [[TheseAreThingsManWasNotMeantToKnow needlessly counter intuitive]], and setbacks arithmetic as a whole.

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* Some studies show that extreme pessimists have the most realistic grasp of their abilities, place in the world, and the probability of something happening. They're also most likely to be seriously clinically depressed. The study differs depending on which study is consulted and what questions you ask. If it's something that people, in general, are overly optimistic about (e.g. WideEyedIdealist) the pessimists will be sometimes accurate. If it's something that people are overly paranoid about, (risk of death in a terror attack) the pessimists will be inaccurate.

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* Possibly Buckminster Fuller.

* [[MadBomber The Unabomber]], after the MotiveRant he received as a test subject in the CIA's Project [=MKULTRA=].

* [[MadBomber The Unabomber]], after the MotiveRant he received as a test subject in the CIA's Project [=MKULTRA=].

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* A more mundane example happens whenever people suffer extensive bodily trauma. During that time, the body releases adrenaline that dulls the pain so that you're unaware of the extent of your injuries until after you escaped a dangerous situation. In addition, there is also the psychological shock where your mind is essentially refusing the reality of the situation by disconnecting from your emotions and whatever else is going on around you. This was best exemplified in Film/{{Saving Private Ryan}}, where during the Normandy Invasion a soldier casually wanders around the battlefield looking for his severed arm after having it blown off.

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* Apparently, studies show that mental illness is a common side effect of genius.

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* The mathematical proof that [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/0.999 0.999... is equal to 1]]. The evidence has been known to cause opposition and skepticism in college classes, as it compels detractors to question perception of infinitesimals and numeric limitation (some declare the equation a paradox). The rejection is a popular case study in arithmetic, as the math can be proven in multiple methods, both simple and complex. Those who argue against the proof begin to apply irrational logic as they refuse to accept or perceive what is being presented before them. Many attempts to disprove the proof have been presented, but mathematical systems that reject the notion begin to reach incomprehensible complexity when multiplication and negation are applied. Individuals introducing arithmetic where 0.999... does not equal to 1, undo prevailing mathematics and increase the complexity of solving unrelated equations by unnecessary orders of magnitude. Professors such as Fred Richman and Timothy Gowers have argued ''0.999... is equal to 1'' represents AFormYouAreComfortableWith among mathematicians, as an alternative would be impossible to realistically implement as a replacement, [[TheseAreThingsManWasNotMeantToKnow needlessly counter intuitive]], and setbacks arithmetic as a whole.

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* The mathematical proof that [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/0.999 0.999... is equal to 1]]. The evidence has been known to cause opposition and skepticism in college classes, as it compels detractors to question perception of infinitesimals and numeric limitation (some declare the equation a paradox). The rejection is a popular case study in arithmetic, as the math can be proven in multiple methods, both simple and complex. Those who argue against the proof begin to apply irrational logic as they refuse to accept or perceive what is being presented before them. Many attempts to disprove the proof have been presented, but mathematical systems that reject the notion begin to reach incomprehensible complexity when multiplication and negation are applied. Individuals introducing arithmetic where 0.999... does not equal to 1, undo prevailing mathematics and increase the complexity of solving unrelated equations by unnecessary orders of magnitude. Professors such as Fred Richman and Timothy Gowers have argued ''0.999... is equal to 1'' represents AFormYouAreComfortableWith among mathematicians, as an alternative would be impossible to realistically implement as a replacement, [[TheseAreThingsManWasNotMeantToKnow needlessly counter intuitive]], and setbacks arithmetic as a whole.

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* The mathematical proof that [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/0.999 0.999... is equal to 1]]. The evidence has been known to cause opposition and skepticism in college classes, as it compels detractors to question perception of infinitesimals and numeric limitation (some declare the equation a paradox). The rejection is a popular case study in arithmetic, as the math can be proven in multiple methods, both simple and complex. Those who argue against the proof begin to apply irrational logic as they refuse accept or perceive what is being presented before them. Many attempts to disprove the proof have been presented, but mathematical systems that reject the notion begin to reach incomprehensible complexity when multiplication and negation are applied. Individuals introducing arithmetic where 0.999... does not equal to 1, undo prevailing mathematics and increase the complexity of solving unrelated equations by unnecessary orders of magnitude. Professors such as Fred Richman and Timothy Gowers have argued ''0.999... is equal to 1'' represents AFormYouAreComfortableWith among mathematicians, as an alternative would be impossible to realistically implement as a replacement to what's already being used. It's theoretically possible, [[TheseAreThingsManWasNotMeantToKnow but needlessly counter intuitive]] and setbacks arithmetic as a whole.

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* The mathematical proof that [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/0.999 0.999... is equal to 1]]. The evidence has been known to cause opposition and skepticism in college classes, as it compels detractors to question perception of infinitesimals and numeric limitation (some declare the equation a paradox). The rejection is a popular case study in arithmetic, as the math can be proven in multiple methods, both simple and complex. Those who argue against the proof begin to apply irrational logic as they refuse to accept or perceive what is being presented before them. Many attempts to disprove the proof have been presented, but mathematical systems that reject the notion begin to reach incomprehensible complexity when multiplication and negation are applied. Individuals introducing arithmetic where 0.999... does not equal to 1, undo prevailing mathematics and increase the complexity of solving unrelated equations by unnecessary orders of magnitude. Professors such as Fred Richman and Timothy Gowers have argued ''0.999... is equal to 1'' represents AFormYouAreComfortableWith among mathematicians, as an alternative would be impossible to realistically implement as a ~~replacement to what's already being used. It's theoretically possible, ~~replacement, [[TheseAreThingsManWasNotMeantToKnow ~~but ~~needlessly counter ~~intuitive]] ~~intuitive]], and setbacks arithmetic as a whole.

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* The mathematical proof that [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/0.999 0.999... is equal to 1]]. The evidence has been known to cause opposition and skepticism in college classes, as it compels detractors to question perception of infinitesimals and numeric limitation (some declare the equation a paradox). The rejection is a popular case study in arithmetic, as the math can be proven in multiple methods, both simple and complex. Those who argue against the proof begin to apply irrational logic as they refuse accept or perceive what is being presented before them. Many attempts to disprove the proof have been presented, but mathematical systems that reject the notion begin to reach incomprehensible complexity when multiplication and negation are applied. Individuals introducing arithmetic where 0.999... does not equal to 1, undo prevailing mathematics and increase the complexity of solving unrelated equations by [[MySkullRunnethOver unnecessary orders of magnitude]]. Professors such as Fred Richman and Timothy Gowers have argued ''0.999... is equal to 1'' represents AFormYouAreComfortableWith among mathematicians, as an alternative would be impossible to realistically implement as a replacement to what's already being used. It's theoretically possible, [[TheseAreThingsManWasNotMeantToKnow but needlessly counter intuitive]] and setbacks arithmetic as a whole.

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* The mathematical proof that [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/0.999 0.999... is equal to 1]]. The evidence has been known to cause opposition and skepticism in college classes, as it compels detractors to question perception of infinitesimals and numeric limitation (some declare the equation a paradox). The rejection is a popular case study in arithmetic, as the math can be proven in multiple methods, both simple and complex. Those who argue against the proof begin to apply irrational logic as they refuse accept or perceive what is being presented before them. Many attempts to disprove the proof have been presented, but mathematical systems that reject the notion begin to reach incomprehensible complexity when multiplication and negation are applied. Individuals introducing arithmetic where 0.999... does not equal to 1, undo prevailing mathematics and increase the complexity of solving unrelated equations by ~~[[MySkullRunnethOver ~~unnecessary orders of ~~magnitude]].~~magnitude. Professors such as Fred Richman and Timothy Gowers have argued ''0.999... is equal to 1'' represents AFormYouAreComfortableWith among mathematicians, as an alternative would be impossible to realistically implement as a replacement to what's already being used. It's theoretically possible, [[TheseAreThingsManWasNotMeantToKnow but needlessly counter intuitive]] and setbacks arithmetic as a whole.

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* The mathematical proof that [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/0.999 0.999~ is equal to 1]]. The evidence has been known to cause opposition and skepticism in college classes, as it compels detractors to question preception of infinitesimals and numeric limitation (some declare the equation a paradox). The rejection is a popular case study in arithmetic, as the math can be proven in multiple methods, both simple and complex. It's human perception and expectation that leads to an incorrect rejection that 0.999~ to infinity is still the entire whole that is 1.

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* The mathematical proof that [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/0.999 0.~~999~ ~~999... is equal to 1]]. The evidence has been known to cause opposition and skepticism in college classes, as it compels detractors to question ~~preception ~~perception of infinitesimals and numeric limitation (some declare the equation a paradox). The rejection is a popular case study in arithmetic, as the math can be proven in multiple methods, both simple and complex. Those who argue against the proof begin to apply irrational logic as they refuse accept or perceive what is being presented before them. Many attempts to disprove the proof have been presented, but mathematical systems that reject the notion begin to reach incomprehensible complexity when multiplication and negation are applied. Individuals introducing arithmetic where 0.999... does not equal to 1, undo prevailing mathematics and increase the complexity of solving unrelated equations by [[MySkullRunnethOver unnecessary orders of magnitude]]. Professors such as Fred Richman and Timothy Gowers have argued ''0.999... is equal to 1'' represents AFormYouAreComfortableWith among mathematicians, as an alternative would be impossible to realistically implement as a replacement to what's already being used. It's ~~human perception ~~theoretically possible, [[TheseAreThingsManWasNotMeantToKnow but needlessly counter intuitive]] and ~~expectation that leads to an incorrect rejection that 0.999~ to infinity is still the entire whole that is 1.~~setbacks arithmetic as a whole.

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* The mathematical proof that [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/0.999 0.999~ is equal to 1]]. The evidence has been known to cause opposition and skepticism in college classes, as it compels detractors to question preception of infinitesimals and numeric limitation (some declare the equation a paradox). The rejection is a popular case study in arithmetic, as the math can be proven in multiple methods, both simple and complex. It's human perception and expectation that leads to an incorrect rejection that 0.999~ to infinity is still the entire whole that is 1.

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