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Strange Addictions Quiz
by Staff
Some people's bad habits are out in the open, but most addictions are well-kept secrets. How much do you really know about the things people just can't stop doing? Take this quiz to test your knowledge.

Rhinotillexomania is a addiction to what?

  • getting reconstructive surgery
  • biting your fingernails
  • picking your nose

A person who is "addicted to love" might do which of the following?

  • obsess over a romantic love interest
  • jump around from partner to partner
  • both of the above

Some people can become addicted to foods they're allergic to. Why?

  • The chemicals the body releases during an allergic reaction can become addictive.
  • The body develops allergies to addictive substances to protect you from them.
  • People always want what they can't have.

Why do addicts keep doing things they know are bad for them?

  • Addiction causes people to seek out things that are bad for them.
  • Addiction rewires the brain to ignore negative consequences.
  • The addiction is stronger than their ability to control their actions.

Addiction to working (workaholism) will go away if a person switches to a less-demanding job.

  • TRUE
  • FALSE
  • Sometimes; it varies from person to person.

People who engage in geophagy have a compulsive desire to eat what?

  • glass
  • dirt
  • wood

About how many hours per week does the average Internet addict spend online?

  • 24
  • 38
  • 63

People can be genetically predisposed to addiction and addictive behaviors.

  • TRUE
  • FALSE
  • Scientists don't know whether genetics play a part in addiction.

Which of the following is NOT a withdrawal symptom of caffeine addiction?

  • headache
  • chest pain
  • dehydration

People who claim to be addicted to cosmetic surgery are often thought to be suffering from this condition.

  • body modification disorder
  • body dysmorphic disorder
  • Botox syndrome