Episode 52: Mind Control

Air Date: May 3, 2006

A small room can be quickly painted by detonating a stick of dynamite in a bucket of paint.

busted

A stick of dynamite in a bucket of paint cannot distribute the paint evenly enough to fully paint the room; only 40% of the room (around the bottom and part of the ceiling) received paint, and the room took some shrapnel damage (even from a plastic bucket). Furthermore, Adam’s and Jamie’s customized contraptions, designed to help distribute the paint more evenly, failed to produce any successful result.

Remote, nonconsensual mind control can be achieved by a psionic helmet kit.

busted

The test failed to produce any effects.

Remote, nonconsensual mind control can be achieved by pulsed air.

busted

The test failed to produce any effects.

Remote, nonconsensual mind control can be achieved by a spinning magnet.

plausible

While it is plausible that some sort of "mind influence" (determined by looking at EEG recordings) was achieved, there was no actual predictable control of the mind’s state.

Remote, nonconsensual mind control can be achieved by subliminal sound.

busted

The test failed to produce any effects.

Remote, nonconsensual mind control can be achieved by remote hypnosis.

plausible

Enough pre-existing scientific evidence exists regarding hypnosis for the Build Team to call the myth plausible.

11 Comments

  1. Ross Bellwood says:

    I have witnessed a person do something against their will under hypnosis. The hypnotist had the subject shoot a person in our group.

  2. joão says:

    A small room can be quickly painted by detonating a stick of dynamite in a bucket of paint. Olá este mito foi pouco explorado, era possivel obter um resultado positivo talvez se tentarem com um saco de material explosivo de forma redonda e a volta preso a ele varios outros sacos com uns 100 ml de tinta, a ideia era envolver um nucleo central de explosivos com pequenos sacos de tinta para que ela fique amis bem espalhada. obrigado

  3. Leo says:

    What about using balloons instead of a bucket? Fill lots of balloons with paint, pile them up and stick a small amount of explosive in the middle and it might work?

  4. Tom says:

    Ross: That could just mean said person was a pyschopath. Or was confident that the gun would have a non-lethal load.

  5. Gary says:

    I once decorated a whole hallway, walls and ceiling, with a can of guiness much to the annoyance of my in-laws! Merely dropped it by accident and the widget exploded sending guiness over an incomprehensible area. Managed to get one wall in the living room as well since the door was open.

  6. Winnipeg Hypnotist says:

    Where on earth do you learn something like this? I wish I was able to lean so quickly….

  7. Sam says:

    Ross, that must’ve been a really evil hypnotist.

  8. HowlingMadDog says:

    Apparently the unsupervised use of High Explosive in conjunction with PVA in enclosed spaces causes one to start speaking Portuguese!! :)

  9. Chandler says:

    This is about the Painting with Dynamite.
    I think jamies design wouldve worked if they didn’t put duct tape in front of the bags of paint. I noticed at the end of the test that the duct tape had been ripped from the top and slung to the bottom of the contraption, which would explain why there were vertical lines on the walls directly in front of where the duct tape was placed.
    I’ve been making and repairing things with duct tape since I was a child. And I know that duct tape is very strong and very hard to break by pressing on the top or bottom of it. Therefore when the bags of paint exploded, the force from it didn’t go through the duct tape but peeled it loose from the top and slung it leaving the vertical lines of paint on the walls. I do plenty of crazy stuff like that myself at home and I have a creative mind. I can usually predict the outcome of things pretty well so if you try this experiment again please take my theory into consideration

  10. Ross says:

    Sam, the hypnotist was actually very moral, if you understand hypnosis you must understand the gun and the situation was placed in the subjects mind by suggestion. nobody was actually shot!

    He gave us many examples that day, it is all in how you suggest the scenerio and set the stage.

    Ross

  11. David LaGue says:

    Your show should test Patrick Flanagans neurophone to see if its for real

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