News It’s Official: Clowns Are Terrifying
posted by January 25 at 9:26 AMon
Scientific American confirms the scariness of clowns:
A study of hospitalized kids in England found that they positively hate clowns, which are often depicted on the walls in children’s wards. Researchers from the University of Sheffield spoke to 255 kids between the ages of 4 and 16, and none of them liked clowns. According to the magazine Nursing Standard, one researcher said, “We found that clowns are universally disliked by children. Some found them frightening and unknowable.” On the other hand, kids do like images of the Simpsons, Spongebob Squarepants, characters from Monsters Inc., pictures of local teams and athletes, and photos of the local region.
According to the report, the researchers are using their findings to create kid-friendlier hospital environments.
In other news: Screw you, Patch Adams