Mass Hysteria, or a situation in which various people all suffer from similar hysterical symptoms, is something that is really interesting. Its something that I think fascinates many people, but they don't really have any personal experiences dealing with this. I knew the general idea of what it was, but it wasn't until reading this section of the book that I really understood what it was and became even more fascinated. After reading, I looked up some famous/ well known situations involving mass hysteria. Some of them were:
- The June Bug Epidemic- mysterious illness caused by a bug in a factory led to over 60 people becoming infected
-Soap Opera Hysteria- A portuguese soap opera led to 300 students becoming infected with the same symptoms a character on the show developed.
Its crazy to think that these events can actually occur. Here's An interesting video I found: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MbF0G-md8Es&feature=related