Why Clowns Freak Us Out So Bad

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If you find clowns more sinister than hilarious, you’re in good company. Clowning has long been associated with a frisson of tragedy or fear, since way before It or John Wayne Gacy. Smithsonian has an intriguing history of the art of clowning in all its guises, and the reasons why it has both captivated and creeped […]

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