Pokemon

You might remember Japan's Pokemon epilepsy episode, where in 1997 685 Japanese viewers (mostly kids) were sent to the hospital from Pokemon-induced epileptic seizures. It sounds funny, but not if you're one of the unlucky few where red-n-blue flashing cartoon lights caused nausea, hyperventilation and convultions. Now Japanese scientists are studying the after affects of those Pokemon patients and announcing that Pokemon did not create new bouts of epilepsy in viewers, and only affected the already epileptic. Big whoop, that finding doesn't really help those vulnerable to the flashing anime, but we guess Pokemon and Co. can finally rest assured they didn't cause long term harm.     

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