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Hypnotist Hyping a Social Network Mind-Control Party

In case you don't know, and you probably don't, January 4th is World Hypnotism Day. To celebrate the day that celebrates nonsense, British lounge act Chris Hughes will attempt to set a world record for most people simultaneously hypnotized via the Web.

He hopes to accomplish this ridiculous feat through the medium of social networking. By merely broadcasting his voice through Twitter and Facebook, Hughes claims that he'll be able to force people to hold their hands together and close their eyes. Such amazing feats! The so-called Social Trance phenomenon will be open to anyone over the age of 18, as long as they aren't pregnant, suffering from a mental illness, or under the influence of drugs or alcohol.

Social networking sites have hosted mentalist and psychic shenanigans before, but it might be interesting to hear responses from the participants after this particular mind-control experiment goes down. If the process really does work, why not convince people to do something socially worthwhile? You know, like reading more tech blogs. [From: The Telegraph]

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