for some clowning around! John Green is back with another episode of
the mental_floss List Show! This one addresses our constant need for
comic relief, which led to an infestation of clowns. He has the history
of clowns, the different kinds of clowns, and how familiar clown tropes
were developed. Now if he can just explain why clowns are so terrifying,
we'd all be smarter.