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(The Straight Dope)   How to Hypnotize a chicken   ( divider line
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2397 clicks; posted to Main » on 02 Aug 2001 at 7:46 AM (16 years ago)   |   Favorite    |   share:  Share on Twitter share via Email Share on Facebook   more»

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2001-08-02 08:07:21 AM  
Wouldn't work on this chicken
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2001-08-02 08:25:58 AM  
stroke, don't choke.
2001-08-02 08:31:56 AM  
'From now on when the audience clap, you're gonna get up and walk around like a human'
2001-08-02 10:27:30 AM  
Believe it or not, this is true... I've actually seen it done by a friend who lived on a farm. You hold the chicken down and tap a few times about a foot from his head and then slowly drag your finger towards his head and then repeat the action until the chicken just lies there frozen... really weird... It scares me to know what else people on farms know about animals...
2001-08-02 10:29:20 AM  
Nice cock.
2001-08-02 11:13:29 AM  
It kinda works with people, too...
2001-08-02 12:35:28 PM  
This works. My cousin and I used to do this on my uncles' farm. Unfortunately, the chicken died of heart failure. We got in huge trouble and never did it again.
2001-08-02 12:54:16 PM  
I've had a few chicks hyp-mo-tize me by just smiling.
Kat [TotalFark]
2001-08-02 01:02:19 PM  
i wonder if i could do it with a duck? chickens give me the willies, thats why i eat so many.
2001-08-02 01:05:27 PM  
Most animals can undergo such auto-hypnosis. I've seen it done to dogs and dolphins.
2001-08-02 02:33:54 PM  
Kat, I wouldn't know anything at all about doing it with a duck.
2001-08-02 02:37:57 PM  
They should try this on George W. Bush next. Or any other simple minded creature.

2001-08-02 03:10:15 PM  
We had chickens & ducks when I was 16-18, it works a little on a duck, but not nearly as well as it does with chickens, they will sometimes lay there for a good 15 minutes :).
Kat [TotalFark]
2001-08-02 03:13:24 PM  
i used to have a pet duck, we stole her from the local pond cause it was mating season and the male ducks were a bit to fiesty (they broke her leg!)

never tried hippomatiezing her though...
2001-08-02 05:03:27 PM  
Does this mean we can make the chickens walk into KFC by themselves? I guess animal rights people can stop protesting if the chickens fry themselves voluntarily.

Why didn't Colonel Sanders make duck?
2001-08-02 05:09:34 PM  
Having been raised in farming country, I have seen this done before. My question then, and now, is "Why?"
2001-08-02 06:05:37 PM  
Jenius53 - you ask "why?" - are you sure you grew up on a farm??? oh, that's right - farming country (but not a farm) its boring - what else to do when not "helping" to wean the calves (excellent oral action on them)

In a similar vein, i've found that most animals (including people) can be forced to vomit with the following technique:

1. with hands about 6 - 8 inches apart, as if they were going to clap or pray, move both hands (in parallel) toward and away from the victim's head. about a 8 inch travel works. at closest point, your hands should be just about touching the victim's temples. speed: a comfortably slow 4/4 beat, at tempo of heavy metal/glam rock

2. rotate your hands 90 degrees and repeat

3. go back and forth between 1 and 2

visually, this seems to create a "travel down the box-shaped tunnel" effect

most domestic animals will hurl within 2 minutes of this
2001-08-02 06:34:44 PM  
Mole4hire: Boredom is a state of mind. You can be bored to death on a roller coaster or having the time of your life while you're weeding the garden, your attitude will be the determining factor. I don't know where you get your image of life on a farm, but I found it to be mostly a lot of hard work, but certainly not boring. As far as any type of sexual activity with the livestock, well, that's just sick.

Chickens can also be sedated (I prefer this term to hypnotized) by sticking their head under one of their wings and holding it there for a few seconds.
2001-08-03 12:54:50 AM  
Mole: My friends always used to do this to each other on acid. I always found it more annoying than nauseating. Maybe they weren't doing it right.
2001-08-03 01:44:34 AM  
Better entertainment than a bug zapper and six pack.
2001-08-03 01:54:30 PM  
chickens make for tasty friends
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