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Anna
07-28-2007, 02:54 AM
any format of skill, knowledge, or idea that is either real or fake

here are several to wet your whistle

cell phone trick (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gzySLZl_w5c)

dice stacking (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MIayUEi_KGo)

infinite solutions travel edition (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DvF_nxXJO5s)

zero
07-28-2007, 10:13 AM
.

.. involves placing some combination of rock or stone in arrangements which require patience and sensitivity to generate, and which appear to be physically impossible while actually being only highly improbable.

http://www.stonebalancing.com/p7hg_img_1/fullsize/equilibrium__fs.jpg

rock balancing (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rock_balancing)

Anna
07-30-2007, 02:21 AM
^
rinsecam (http://coudal.com/keywasher.php)
already dead (http://onegoodmove.org/1gm/1gmarchive/2007/07/seismic_survey.html)
strength in numbers (http://youtube.com/watch?v=LU8DDYz68kM)

lukkucairi
07-30-2007, 02:41 AM
"yer not gonna die of old age unless yer gettin' on a bit, are ya?"

brightpearl
07-31-2007, 07:30 AM
I think it's real (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IQ4n7g31RlE). Good advice if it didn't make me want a ciggie.

Marcus Bales
07-31-2007, 09:57 AM
Not Work Safe. Take The Test. Can You Tell?

http://www.okcupid.com/tests/4030924596596610276/Real-Breasts-Fake-Breasts

auntie aubrey
07-31-2007, 11:57 AM
I think it's real (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IQ4n7g31RlE). Good advice if it didn't make me want a ciggie.

i had a good chuckle at the response that said "take it down! youtube is teaching 9 year olds how to inhale!"

um.... you're kind of missing the point and the message, dude.

auntie aubrey
07-31-2007, 12:01 PM
Not Work Safe. Take The Test. Can You Tell?

http://www.okcupid.com/tests/4030924596596610276/Real-Breasts-Fake-Breasts


You scored 18 of 20 boobs!
You scored higher than 99% on boobs

Marcus Bales
07-31-2007, 12:47 PM
Higher than me! I only got 15 right

Anna
07-31-2007, 01:51 PM
20 out of 20. Does that mean I have boobdar?

similar only with gender (http://www2.b3ta.com/femaleorshemale/)

Anna
07-31-2007, 01:55 PM
I think it's real (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IQ4n7g31RlE). Good advice if it didn't make me want a ciggie.

what makes him think people who smoke aren't aware of this?

brightpearl
07-31-2007, 01:56 PM
^16 out of 16. I used to work in theater...

auntie aubrey
07-31-2007, 02:01 PM
similar only with gender (http://www2.b3ta.com/femaleorshemale/)

11 out of 16. i'm gullible and more likely to believe a shemale is really a female, rather than doubting the authenticity of a real woman.

auntie aubrey
07-31-2007, 02:14 PM
evidence of ghost activity caught on tape. (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eo8CP9Hhb58)

brightpearl
07-31-2007, 03:06 PM
^I was gonna say that was clearly fake because it didn't make my eyes water, but then when I saw the thing come out of the curtains...WOW.

Veruki
07-31-2007, 03:09 PM
evidence of ghost activity caught on tape. (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eo8CP9Hhb58)

:D much needed laugh

lukkucairi
07-31-2007, 03:36 PM
evidence of ghost activity caught on tape. (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eo8CP9Hhb58)

well, they found out who was stealing all their fitted sheets, didn't they?

:p

brightpearl
08-02-2007, 08:45 AM
It's all very clever. If you listen closely, he's using neurolinguistic programming (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Neuro-linguistic_programming), which doesn't work well on everyone, but there are also the usual magician's camera tricks and stooges. He's quite a good hypnotist on people who are susceptible, however.

Conducting an orchestra by thought (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Xeygf4L7l0A). He says "see" so many times that I wonder if it's a word he conditioned the conductor to respond to by thinking of the specific piece, in earlier contact that isn't shown on film.

An explanation of some of his suggestion techniques (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ybmOlQRuaYM).

Subliminal advertising works on the advertisers (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZyQjr1YL0zg). Think about this the next time you're craving Ring Dings.

An example of faking a psychic reading. (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=G18NfN76bAs). I still don't know how he does it -- I wonder even if he's faking the way it's faked...

T.I.P.
08-02-2007, 10:29 AM
^ those videos are frightening ! :eek:

really interesting stuff on the NLP wiki page...i'm bookmarking it for a time when i will have time to read stuff. thanks for the heads up ;)

brightpearl
08-02-2007, 10:34 AM
It's fascinating, isn't it? That's Derren Brown -- there are tons of clips on YouTube.

I should admit that I use a little suggestion myself in my line of work, but I only use it for good and not evil! I'm certified to teach relaxation, and I both use a little hypnosis on my clients (with their express consent!) and teach them to hypnotise themselves. It can be surprisingly effective in terms of mental relaxation, pain relief, etc., but it varies a lot from person to person. I'm sure Brown only shows his best attempts.

It really is scary, tho'...we don't realize how much of our apparently conscious thought is obscure to us and therefore susceptible to manipulation.

randy
08-02-2007, 10:59 AM
Every time I see this thread I thinks its about boobs.

T.I.P.
08-04-2007, 12:26 PM
http://farm1.static.flickr.com/168/483296840_8378be74e5.jpg

Anna
08-04-2007, 10:35 PM
beat your money
http://farm2.static.flickr.com/1066/575522156_24209e9ded_o.jpg
public collection (in circulation)

brightpearl
08-04-2007, 10:38 PM
Every time I see this thread I thinks its about boobs.

All the threads around here naturally decline toward boobs. It's like boob entropy.

brightpearl
08-07-2007, 08:17 AM
I'm still not sure this isn't faked one way or another, but the subtitles at the end are interesting. The wrist grab is called anchoring.
I want a BMX bike (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=j5DB5crSsrA).

Anna
08-10-2007, 05:59 AM
RorF? (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eGxwxAr7XTc)
secret (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZKbuEFZCC6I)

Anna
09-01-2007, 10:26 PM
soccer (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yJc59lsRnng)