Why The Nose?

Why The Nose is a site full of images and videos of people wearing red clown noses. In answer to the obvious (and titular) question:
Whythenose.com is dedicated to the act of wearing a clown nose, in order to make people smile.

It’s really that simple. In a world filled with distractions and distrust, you’d be amazed at how many people (of all ages) have lost a sense of innocence. Or maybe you wouldn’t…

Wearing a clown nose is fun, it’s childlike, it’s easy and it’s free (if you already have the nose)

You can enjoy the images, send it to someone who needs a smile, or submit your own pictures. Link -via Metafiilter

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I think you guys killed it!

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@Ryan S, nobody really wears the noses. Most people give them to their children or choose to buy pens or other stationary they sell.

We also have bandaged bear (those little bears that clip onto things) day for the childrens' hospitals, and daffodil day for cancer research, but none of those things really have anything to do with the cause they are raising money for either.
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Personally, I think humans are far less rational and wear red noses because they like to be irrational, then saying it is to support SIDS is just an after-thought to wanting to do something ridiculous. After-all there is nothing inherently metaphoric or allegoric about a red nose that bears any resemblence to SIDS or distraction and distrust (except as a distraction itself).

Its like all rememberance procedures and paraphinelia; they bear little or no resemblence to the thing that ought to be remembered. Virtually all rememberances are so far obscured and symbolized as to lose all rememberence of the original cause or intent.
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...oh and it's also to raise money to educate parents on minimising the risk of SIDS, and to provide free bereavement services to families affected by SIDS.
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