Sep 21, 2021
193 years ago today, a boy stumbled into the Bavarian city of Nuremberg. He was carrying two letters, could barely speak and no one knew where he had come from. Speculations flew about the mysterious young man. Was he of royal blood? Had he been raised by wolves? And was he telling the truth when he said someone wanted to kill him?
The strange and enigmatic tale of Kaspar Hauser leads us to language deprivation experiments through the ages as well as the effects of neglect on children. The world is certainly weird.