Tanganyika laughter epidemic  

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Kunstformen der Natur (1904) by Ernst Haeckel
Kunstformen der Natur (1904) by Ernst Haeckel

The Tanganyika laughter epidemic of 1962 was an outbreak of mass hysteria -- or mass psychogenic illness (MPI) -- rumored to have occurred in or near the village of Kashasha on the western coast of Lake Victoria in the modern nation of Tanzania (formerly Tanganyika) near the border of Kenya.

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