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Facebook and YouTube could be to blame for the spread of the mystery Tourrette’s-like illness that is blighting a town in upstate New York.
Doctors said that symptoms are being ‘reinforced and magnified’ because victims of the bizarre condition are uploading videos of themselves onto social networking sites to appeal for help.
They argue that when other people in the town of LeRoy view the videos, they are unconsciously mimicking what they see and spreading it around.
The outbreak began in July 1518, when a woman, Frau Troffea, began to dance fervently in a street in Strasbourg. This lasted somewhere between four to six days. Within a week, 34 others had joined, and within a month, there were around 400 dancers. Some of these people eventually died from heart attack, stroke, or exhaustion.
Originally posted by GogoVicMorrow
reply to post by PageAlaCearl
I think it is a bunch of girls faking it.
Like 13 girls have it and then when the first adult gets it.. it's a girl.
I mean it's possible that it is something specific to females.. but not likely. Just more likely that 16 year old girls would seek attention in this way.