254 // Laughter Epidemic

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Welcome to Crawlspace. In this episode Tim Pilleri, Lance Reenstierna and Jennifer Amell speak about the The Tanganyika Laughter Epidemic of 1962.

For 18 months in 1962 a contagious laugher epidemic struck Tanganyika spreading to 14 schools and temporarily closing many. What caused it? We dig into it.

Wikipedia: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tanganyika_laughter_epidemic

Atlas Obscura: https://www.atlasobscura.com/articles/1962-laughter-epidemic-tanganyika

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