What where you doing on October 30th of 1938? Well, I for one, had not been born yet. Therefore, I can only imagine what I would have been doing. On that date in the United States, there was mass hysteria!! A lot of people thought that the end had come. Many hugged their loved ones and grabbed their guns. Some prayed, some cried, some hid under their beds, and some just grinned and enjoyed the show.
What show am I talking about? It was Orson Well's "War of the Worlds". I believe that they gave a disclaimer before the show stating that it was fiction but many must not have heard it or ignored it or just got carried away with the great way it was presented and the talent of Orson. He made it sound real!!
Could something like that happen today? Yes it could!! It happens all the time. No, I don't mean world envasion by aliens, but what I guess you could call mini-mania. How many of you remember the toilet paper shortage scare of December 19th, 1973? It all started from a Johnny Carson joke. Here is what he said: "You know what's disappearing from the supermaket shelves? Toilet paper. There's an acute shortage of toilet paper in the United States." The next day there was a rush to the stores and it did disappear form the shelves. Dang, we almost had to go back to corn cobs (grin). I am sure you can think of other things that have caused mini-manias and if so, tell us. But for now, hide from the aliens but also try to have a great day, you hear?