The best in arts & entertainment, news, pop culture, and your mom since 2002.

[Total: 14    Average: 2.6/5]
15 Comments - View/Add
Hits: 6991
Rating: 2.6
Category: Misc
Date: 03/15/13 04:36 PM

15 Responses to 10 Strange Cases Of Mass Hysteria

  1. Profile photo of kitteh9lives
    kitteh9lives Female 70 & Over
    8044 posts
    March 15, 2013 at 4:38 pm
    Link: 10 Strange Cases Of Mass Hysteria - Calm down, let`s not get all hysterical over these.
  2. Profile photo of erikthevikin
    erikthevikin Male 30-39
    757 posts
    March 15, 2013 at 5:29 pm
    Cannot follow very bad presentation.
  3. Profile photo of randomxnp
    randomxnp Male 30-39
    1293 posts
    March 15, 2013 at 5:38 pm
    At least one, the War of the Worlds, is a myth.
  4. Profile photo of carmium
    carmium Female 50-59
    6381 posts
    March 15, 2013 at 6:00 pm
    Vancouver, early in the 2000s:
    Woman claims strange smell on bus; other riders follow, have breathing difficulties, nausea. Cops, paramedics attending stopped bus show same symptoms.Toxin in ventilation system is suspected, hazmat team is sent out in full gear to seal off and test bus. Tens of people are sent to hospital (where yours truly, having been knocked off her motorbike by drunk driver, is parked on gurney in waiting room for hours with fractured hip); place goes into full mass casualty mode.
    Results: no illness, poisoning, or lasting effects in any "affected" people. No toxin, poison, gas, whatever found anywhere in/on bus. Lead story one night is quietly ignored by media within two days rather than embarrass everyone involved.
  5. Profile photo of Smutleybutt
    Smutleybutt Male 18-29
    1377 posts
    March 15, 2013 at 6:25 pm
    randomxnp The War Of The Worlds panic did happen
  6. Profile photo of Smutleybutt
    Smutleybutt Male 18-29
    1377 posts
    March 15, 2013 at 6:26 pm
    Another account
  7. Profile photo of Gerry1of1
    Gerry1of1 Male 50-59
    36665 posts
    March 15, 2013 at 7:46 pm

    The only penis disapearing problem I know of is a really cold pool or lake.
  8. Profile photo of FoolsPrussia
    FoolsPrussia Male 30-39
    3446 posts
    March 15, 2013 at 7:52 pm
    How about the hysteria caused by obnoxiously edited videos set to dubstep?
  9. Profile photo of razbitom
    razbitom Male 40-49
    913 posts
    March 15, 2013 at 8:04 pm
    they shouldn`t show staking for the salem witch trials. the punishment was hanging. only in europe were accused witches burned.
  10. Profile photo of chalket
    chalket Male 50-59
    2712 posts
    March 16, 2013 at 12:39 am
    What about the whole McCarthy "Red Menace" hysteria? I expected that to be #1 (or at least top 3).
  11. Profile photo of CrakrJak
    CrakrJak Male 40-49
    17514 posts
    March 16, 2013 at 2:23 am
    The Mad Gasser was real, not hysteria. They never caught the guy, but he is believed to be Farley Llewellyn a chemistry student studying at the University of Illinois at the time.
  12. Profile photo of LordJim
    LordJim Male 60-69
    6944 posts
    March 16, 2013 at 6:24 am
    There were many anxious phone calls made by people getting panicky over the War of the Worlds broadcast, but only annecdotes about people doing more than pick up the phone. The press wildly exagerated and flat out made stuff up; thank god today`s media would never do that.
  13. Profile photo of CrakrJak
    CrakrJak Male 40-49
    17514 posts
    March 16, 2013 at 7:26 am
    chalket: Problem is FBI & KGB files from that time actually confirm that there was a "Red Menace". And we found out several Red Chinese spies just recently.

    It`s not paranoia if they really are out to get you.
  14. Profile photo of chalket
    chalket Male 50-59
    2712 posts
    March 16, 2013 at 11:35 am
    @CrakrJak
    Yes, spies are real but the McCarthyism "Red Scare" was not.
  15. Profile photo of CrakrJak
    CrakrJak Male 40-49
    17514 posts
    March 16, 2013 at 12:46 pm
    chalket: Yes it was real, there were and still are communists influencing the media, music and movies. Their groups have different names now, but they`re commies at heart.

Leave a Reply