On Dec. 17, 1997, an episode of
"Pokemon" was aired on Japanese television that induced seizures in
hundreds of people throughout the country of Japan. The ages of those
affected ranged from 3 to 58 years old. Ironically, the TV news reports
played the perpetrating scene excerpt of flashing red lights, causing
even more people to be afflicted with epileptic-type symptoms, in case
they had missed the first one.