The Strange Powers of the Placebo Effect

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+17 1. Ganjabus commented 12 years ago

I wish I never watched anything about placebo's, because every time I eat a pill I think it's a placebo and it doesn't work :(
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+41 2. AntiAnti commented 12 years ago

Gonna stop pushing the button to cross the street
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+5 3. mikeaza commented 12 years ago

That's pretty freaking weird.
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+19 4. Chrisofskjern commented 12 years ago

SnotR just removed the effect from 90% of all the pills that (we believe) make us healthy!!

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+2 5. Voutelamberopipi commented 12 years ago

I won't go into details but my younger sister got treated with placebos. Powerful stuff.
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+1 6. irishgek commented 12 years ago

Never taking a blue lsd trip again i know why :P
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+6 7. moon-trial commented 12 years ago

:D My life's really going better since someone told me that the orange smarties are made of the same ingredients as the pills used in "LIMITLESS".
My slogan: One orange smarties. Anything is possible.
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+3 8. gringo commented 12 years ago

This is your last chance. After this there's no turning back. You take the blue pill, the story ends, you wake up in your bed and you believe whatever you want to believe. You take the red pill, you stay in Wonderland and I show you how deep the rabbit hole goes. Remember, all I'm offering is the truth. Nothing more.
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+5 9. chronic commented 12 years ago

1:31 "shiny as shit" :D
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+4 10. Sizzlik (admin) commented 12 years ago

hehe asdf movie..the pointless button..hmm
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+4 11. AFoS commented 12 years ago

Studies have shown that people who take placebos will die with a 100% certainty, as do people who don't take placebos. There is absolutely no evidence to the contrary as witnessed by morticians all over the world.
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+3 12. loadrunner commented 12 years ago

Someone killed himselve by swallowing a full pack of placebos.

(He suffocated, one pill got stuck)
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+2 13. Sebastien commented 12 years ago

"[...] by believing and expecting something to work, IT ACTUALLY DOES" Sounds like "the secret" to me... For a more serious (scientific) look at the placebo effect, you can start here:
And also check QuackCast 5 no
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0 14. mala-zmija commented 12 years ago

Not only did I not learn anything new, but now I speak with this idiotic accent!
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+1 15. Auer commented 12 years ago

Damn you Snotr! Here I was, minding my own business by taking the red pill since 1999 and just now woke up and realized it was just a dream. Just great!
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0 16. Mpls commented 10 years ago

I was waiting for an elevator in a big city hospital next to an internist. A man came and pushed the elevator button several times and of course nothing happened. I said that the button was strictly a placebo to which the internist replied, "I think not, A placebo works 33% of the time."