"Child, your mother should dress you less conspicuously," he once grumbled. "People are staring at us."
[In 2004, Freiburg University hospital psychologist Stefan Schmidt published a study entitled "Distant Intentionality and the Feeling of Being Stared At" in the British Journal of Psychology. According to Schmidt, people may have a "sixth sense" that they are being stared at. "There is a tremendous amount of data here, more than 1,000 sessions of experiments... The effects are small, but they are there."]