Appalachia (AP) - Studies have shown that Clowns are good for your health. Since childhood, people in the presence of clowns have lower blood pressure, and are more often apt to smile. Happiness has a psychosomatic effect on health, and some say it can even cure one of the common cold.
If you do not see Clowns often in your life, it could actually prove beneficial to your health to dress up as one. Try this at home. Make yourself a clown costume and apply all the makeup and the button nose, then look at yourself in the mirror and allow yourself to laugh.
Many people use this as a release from road rage, and marriages are proving to last longer as the frustrated bread-winner returns from his long day at work, and the struggle to get through traffic, only to come home and immediately dress up as a Clown before coming to the dinner table. He or she can put a smile on the faces of everyone in the family this way.
Once you feel more comfortable dressing as a Clown, you may be able to go out into the larger world and spread more happiness. Happiness is infectous. Try this: go to the supermarket or the gas station while you're dressed as a Clown. They love Clowns at Wal-Mart and every town seems to have one (a Wal-Mart) but they need more Clowns.
Haven't you ever wanted to Clown around town?
Clowns could save America. Think about it. They probably already are.
Post your pictures of you dressed as a Clown in unusual places (like the police station) in this thread here.