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These professional entertainers are trained and paid to go round hospitals cheer up children with music and laughter.
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It's all in the faces they pull.
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The wider truth behind all those 'scary' clowns.
Sometimes you don’t know whether to laugh or cry.
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Random clown sightings don't make everyone laugh. A psychologist who has studied creepiness explains why clowns are especially adept at making us squirm.
In the realm of pop culture, ‘killer clowns’ have really proliferated and fostered coulrophobia – the fear of clowns.
When Australian singer and TV personality Mark Holden appeared as a clown recently on Channel 7’s Dancing with the Stars, his supposedly “bizarre” behaviour sparked furious debate and complaints to the…