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Clowns Are No Laughing Matter These Days

Once upon a time, clowns were benevolent figures of laughter and joy. In the late 1950s and early 1960s, American children followed the animated antics of the Bozo the Clown on television each week. The cartoons were introduced by local presenters made up as the carrot-topped Bozo. One was Willard Scott, later to become weatherman…

Why Clowns Are So Scary?

With clowns and clown attacks making news headlines around the world it’s hardly surprising that more and more people are developing a fear of clowns. But even before this latest phenomenon, a good percentage of the population are known to have suffered from a phobia of clowns – or ‘coulrophobia’. In fact, it’s thought that…