20 minutes | May 30th 2017

6 - The Pokémon Shock

On December 16, 1997, an episode of Pokémon aired in Japan. The next day, reports began to spread of hundreds, even thousands, of children experiencing dizziness, blurred vision, and convulsions while watching the show. Pokémon went on hiatus for four months. Can a cartoon really cause widespread seizures, or was something else going on?  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
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