I too, wondered why the makers of HTML invented the Blinking Text font option. I spent many sleepless nights over the course of years, afraid to go outside because I might not keep this problem at the forefront of my mind.
Then I met a Viet Nam veteran who let me in on the secret. It`s a government program designed to test the population for epilepsy. Special NSA satellites monitor computer transmissions everywhere, and when someone has an epileptic seizure, their typing changes.
Blinking text causes these types of seizures (a well-known fact), and so the government can compile data on one of the scourges of humanity.
In other words, it`s a good thing! As we speak, government agencies are working furiously to find the cure for epilepsy. And how would they do that, I ask you, if they didn`t have accurate statistics as to the number of people with the problem? And their home addresses.