Thursday, January 17, 2008

Children Agree: Clowns Suck

Hospital clown images 'too scary'
Decorating children's wards with paintings of clowns to create a nurturing atmosphere could backfire, research suggests.
BBC News
Last Updated: Tuesday, 15 January 2008, 23:44 GMT

"Very few children like clowns. They are unfamiliar and come from a different era. They don't look funny, they just look odd."

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Why are clowns scary?
Children are frightened by clown-themed decor in hospitals, a survey suggests. How did the smiley circus entertainers become a horror staple?
By Finlo Rohrer
BBC News Magazine
Last Updated: Wednesday, 16 January 2008, 13:34 GMT

Search for fear of clowns on the internet and the results include plenty of sites referring to "coulrophobia".

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