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Date: 08/10/06 02:15 AM

99 Responses to The Switcheroo

  1. Profile photo of buddy
    buddy Male 30-39
    10116 posts
    August 10, 2006 at 2:13 am
    Link: The Switcheroo - I guess the lesson is people really don`t look at you much.
  2. Profile photo of FudgeSundae
    FudgeSundae Female 18-29
    101 posts
    August 10, 2006 at 2:18 am
    I`m more observant than that, and that`s saying something, since I`m a massive daydreamer.
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    gilly_60 Male 13-17
    108 posts
    August 10, 2006 at 2:21 am
    error
  4. Profile photo of cmo4eva2005
    cmo4eva2005 Female 18-29
    36 posts
    August 10, 2006 at 2:23 am
    i love it! that`s amazing!
  5. Profile photo of excelman
    excelman Male 30-39
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    August 10, 2006 at 2:24 am
    I think I would notice something like that!
  6. Profile photo of Makaveli1985
    Makaveli1985 Male 18-29
    34 posts
    August 10, 2006 at 2:27 am
    hmm makes you think
  7. Profile photo of Wolfy88
    Wolfy88 Male 13-17
    12 posts
    August 10, 2006 at 2:29 am
    wow
  8. Profile photo of kenthegod
    kenthegod Male 13-17
    379 posts
    August 10, 2006 at 2:34 am
    that just shows stupid people
  9. Profile photo of Gleeballs
    Gleeballs Female 18-29
    850 posts
    August 10, 2006 at 2:35 am
    HAHA wow, that was really sneaky, she didn`t even realize that guy was different.... crazy.
  10. Profile photo of ScrtNinja
    ScrtNinja Male 18-29
    119 posts
    August 10, 2006 at 2:35 am
    yeah i would deffinately notice a white man turning black
  11. Profile photo of B-Hazard
    B-Hazard Male 18-29
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    August 10, 2006 at 2:36 am
    I would have just started screaming like something was terribly wrong...who`s the joke on now?!
  12. Profile photo of DTatum
    DTatum Male 18-29
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    August 10, 2006 at 2:43 am
    For all of you that think you would recognize the change, you`re probably wrong. This is a clip from a psychological study (which has been repeated many times), and 50% of people observed don`t notice that the person is different.
  13. Profile photo of DragonSageX
    DragonSageX Male 18-29
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    August 10, 2006 at 2:46 am
    How many people say they`re the 50% of those other people that DTatum mentioned..`cause I`m 100%-ly them.

    And B-Hazard, if it WAS a clip of you and you DID start screaming...then we`d be having a discussion of how racist you came across as,(although you may or may not; COVERED MY ASS!)

  14. Profile photo of gregjazz
    gregjazz Male 18-29
    11 posts
    August 10, 2006 at 2:47 am
    Derren Brown rocks. :)
  15. Profile photo of Yumiii
    Yumiii Female 13-17
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    August 10, 2006 at 2:49 am
    Lol, I wouldn`t notice that, only the voice change :P
  16. Profile photo of B-Hazard
    B-Hazard Male 18-29
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    August 10, 2006 at 2:49 am
    It`s not like I would start yelling and check for my watch and wallet, lol.
  17. Profile photo of Hungwell
    Hungwell Male 18-29
    410 posts
    August 10, 2006 at 2:50 am
    Thats actually quite interesting. More tea and crumpets anyone?
  18. Profile photo of banana_benda
    banana_benda Male 40-49
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    August 10, 2006 at 2:59 am
    I`d certainly notice someone taller like that
  19. Profile photo of nevered
    nevered Male 18-29
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    August 10, 2006 at 3:25 am
    who did this?

    do they have a site?

    (if it says so at the end of the clip, post it here: for some reason, the clip freezes about 2 seconds after the switch is made, and there are still a few seconds of the video left)

  20. Profile photo of dudeman1st
    dudeman1st Male 30-39
    1355 posts
    August 10, 2006 at 3:29 am
    Swell.
  21. Profile photo of fabricant
    fabricant Male 18-29
    503 posts
    August 10, 2006 at 3:40 am
    Tea and crumpets?
    Smashing!

    Anyway....the whole episode is better to watch then that little clip....

  22. Profile photo of cruxshadows
    cruxshadows Female 18-29
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    August 10, 2006 at 3:41 am
    Ha. That Would Be So Scary If You Did Notice.
  23. Profile photo of cooltapes
    cooltapes Female 18-29
    101 posts
    August 10, 2006 at 4:00 am
    Oh my gosh. I showed this clip to my mom and she was like, "What?" She didn`t notice the change either!
  24. Profile photo of AndresH
    AndresH Male 18-29
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    August 10, 2006 at 4:08 am
    On 8/10/2006 4:00:48 AM cooltapes wrote: Oh my gosh. I showed this clip to my mom and she was like, "What?" She didn`t notice the change either!

    That`s funny stuff.

  25. Profile photo of Megatroid17
    Megatroid17 Male 13-17
    17 posts
    August 10, 2006 at 4:22 am
    hah i would have soo noticed non observant mofos
  26. Profile photo of notapervert
    notapervert Male 13-17
    2568 posts
    August 10, 2006 at 4:37 am
    Lol !
  27. Profile photo of chikoori
    chikoori Female 18-29
    1012 posts
    August 10, 2006 at 4:38 am
    Ahahahahaahahahahhaaaa!
  28. Profile photo of flipz444
    flipz444 Male 18-29
    63 posts
    August 10, 2006 at 4:45 am
    is that the same guy who tricked people into robbing $hit?
  29. Profile photo of engruls06
    engruls06 Female 18-29
    401 posts
    August 10, 2006 at 4:45 am
    wow thats weird...i definitely would of noticed...
  30. Profile photo of mijjman
    mijjman Male 13-17
    87 posts
    August 10, 2006 at 4:57 am
    yeah thats was good. i think i would have noticed but i dunno.
  31. Profile photo of iluvpink13
    iluvpink13 Female 18-29
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    August 10, 2006 at 5:16 am
    wow, cool!

    and the clip does freeze it confused me lol.

    btw, im not english, so what`s a twat?? (im guesing an idiot..?)

  32. Profile photo of eagles5
    eagles5 Male 13-17
    272 posts
    August 10, 2006 at 5:16 am
    haha
  33. Profile photo of amigaholic
    amigaholic Male 18-29
    49 posts
    August 10, 2006 at 5:34 am
    That`s Derren Brown, the original bloke. He specialises in tricking people in psychological ways.

    He was the guy who tricked the entire nation into believing that he played Russian Roulette on national TV here in the UK.

  34. Profile photo of joekerrs
    joekerrs Male 13-17
    51 posts
    August 10, 2006 at 5:44 am
    lol, ur mum is a f*cking dumb bimbo
  35. Profile photo of Natzz-
    Natzz- Female 13-17
    159 posts
    August 10, 2006 at 5:48 am
    haha i was just talkin bout dis.
  36. Profile photo of pudsey123
    pudsey123 Male 13-17
    266 posts
    August 10, 2006 at 6:08 am
    weired
  37. Profile photo of ryan14
    ryan14 Male 13-17
    2057 posts
    August 10, 2006 at 6:30 am
    DERREN BROWN!!!!!!!!
  38. Profile photo of ryan14
    ryan14 Male 13-17
    2057 posts
    August 10, 2006 at 6:30 am
    i spelt it right
  39. Profile photo of laura092
    laura092 Female 60-69
    66 posts
    August 10, 2006 at 6:37 am
    iluvpink are you serious. Twat is a very rude word for pussy. and that women was obviously color blind. LOL
  40. Profile photo of teiso
    teiso Female 18-29
    674 posts
    August 10, 2006 at 6:46 am
    SHe probably did notice but was too embarrassed to say, "Weren`t you a white man just before?"
  41. Profile photo of AOD-ninja
    AOD-ninja Female 13-17
    302 posts
    August 10, 2006 at 7:37 am
    rofl, the most obvious change aswell
  42. Profile photo of ciaran036
    ciaran036 Male 18-29
    168 posts
    August 10, 2006 at 8:33 am
    Search "Derren Brown" on various video sites...
  43. Profile photo of wauwa1983x
    wauwa1983x Female 18-29
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    August 10, 2006 at 8:46 am
    I would have noticed, and btw, I think the swear filter needs to be changed so that the t word is replaced by kitty cat.
  44. Profile photo of KoRn_Rock9
    KoRn_Rock9 Male 13-17
    77 posts
    August 10, 2006 at 8:52 am
    stupid biotch.:-)
  45. Profile photo of youth
    youth Female 18-29
    882 posts
    August 10, 2006 at 9:17 am
    the picture that was held by a man who walked between them was a picture of derren brown i think, so if she thought the her image of derren brown was just from seeing the picture probably, so wouldn`t have noticed the change, and blah blah blah.

  46. Profile photo of youth
    youth Female 18-29
    882 posts
    August 10, 2006 at 9:17 am
    ^wow that didnt make any sense. made sense in my head
  47. Profile photo of miss_fairy
    miss_fairy Female 18-29
    109 posts
    August 10, 2006 at 9:50 am
    All you people who think you would notice, how do you know you would? I saw something like this on TV yesterday and nobody noticed, its because you are focosing on something else so the part of your brain that can tell who the person is isn`t being used, we can tell that there is a swap when we watch the video clip because we are not focosing on anything else... or something like that, but there is a reason why people don`t notice and you cant tell if you would notice or not just from the video.
  48. Profile photo of VVIsGod
    VVIsGod Male 13-17
    53 posts
    August 10, 2006 at 10:02 am
    I might have noticed his hands holding the map... but probably not. I`m usually pretty unobservant.
  49. Profile photo of Pyreamagic
    Pyreamagic Female 13-17
    185 posts
    August 10, 2006 at 10:02 am
    idiot
  50. Profile photo of IkeRay
    IkeRay Male 18-29
    2705 posts
    August 10, 2006 at 10:03 am
    actually, i would notice. i have had this trick pulled on me at the amusement park. it was 2 kids, and when they changed (one was shorter than the other, slightly) i asked where his brother/friend went that i was talking to. they got all mad.
  51. Profile photo of videogamer
    videogamer Male 18-29
    3016 posts
    August 10, 2006 at 10:10 am
    "Hey, didn`t you use to be white?"
    ROFLMFAO.
  52. Profile photo of dull_moore
    dull_moore Female 13-17
    228 posts
    August 10, 2006 at 10:34 am
    Haha, cool. :P
  53. Profile photo of misscutieroo
    misscutieroo Female 18-29
    1944 posts
    August 10, 2006 at 10:52 am
    lol! the black man was sexeh
  54. Profile photo of EdwinMango
    EdwinMango Female 13-17
    221 posts
    August 10, 2006 at 11:26 am
    I wouldn`t have noticed, I don`t notice much. Now I want to see the whole thing. -searches for the video-
  55. Profile photo of flippant
    flippant Female 18-29
    447 posts
    August 10, 2006 at 11:27 am
    I had to watch it three time to catch it, so I guess I`m no better.
  56. Profile photo of violingirl77
    violingirl77 Female 13-17
    1426 posts
    August 10, 2006 at 11:55 am
    lol thats sad...
  57. Profile photo of G_O_J_I_R_A
    G_O_J_I_R_A Male 30-39
    10 posts
    August 10, 2006 at 12:04 pm
    That probably only works on a regular basis in places where there is not as big a difference in dialects.
  58. Profile photo of firebird37
    firebird37 Female 13-17
    329 posts
    August 10, 2006 at 12:34 pm
    I would notice...but what would I say??
  59. Profile photo of ashwey
    ashwey Female 13-17
    943 posts
    August 10, 2006 at 12:37 pm
    hahah nice one
  60. Profile photo of Jessica1608
    Jessica1608 Female 13-17
    199 posts
    August 10, 2006 at 1:22 pm
    hehe i saw something like that on the telly last night. the guy behind the counter kept switching, black, white, male, female, tall, short and half the contestants didn`t notice, it was funny :D
  61. Profile photo of monert
    monert Female 18-29
    799 posts
    August 10, 2006 at 1:51 pm
    On 8/10/2006 12:34:29 PM firebird37 wrote: I would notice...but what would I say??

    Yeh, Ide prob notice, but not say anything.

  62. Profile photo of twizzler01
    twizzler01 Female 18-29
    552 posts
    August 10, 2006 at 2:07 pm
    HAHAH
  63. Profile photo of justKatrina
    justKatrina Female 13-17
    1007 posts
    August 10, 2006 at 2:32 pm
    Haha.
  64. Profile photo of ChristMarine
    ChristMarine Male 18-29
    45 posts
    August 10, 2006 at 2:44 pm
    lol...that is funny. Makes you wonder how easy things like this are to pull. Kinda like when a movie theater put single frames of coke and popcorn (invisible to the naked eye) and sales skyrocketed...interestin
  65. Profile photo of damurfdog
    damurfdog Female 13-17
    264 posts
    August 10, 2006 at 2:46 pm
    lol
  66. Profile photo of LandoGriffin
    LandoGriffin Male 30-39
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    August 10, 2006 at 2:51 pm
    DTatum is correct - this is a replication of a well documented psychological study.
    If the switch is between two white men, fewer than one out of ten notice, even if one is young and the other is old. If it is a switch from a white man to a white woman, or a white man to a black man, then the number who notice is close to 50% as DTatum said.

    If you want to look it up, just look for "change blindness" - there are lots of demos online. One of them has a movie scene that instructs you to watch for the change, there are ten changes but people never report more than one of them, because when they are watching for it they only see the one they looked for and don`t notice the other nine.

    Again, it is called "CHANGE BLINDNESS"

  67. Profile photo of bdiddy307
    bdiddy307 Male 18-29
    69 posts
    August 10, 2006 at 2:52 pm
    I would definitely notice that but I don`t know if I would say anything. Maybe she just didn`t say anything.
  68. Profile photo of BloodySpade
    BloodySpade Male 13-17
    111 posts
    August 10, 2006 at 3:28 pm
    Wait...White people don`t just change into black people!?

    This would proboly only work on people busy, or going someplace... that lady was proboly going to work and wanted to help fast so she didnt notice... I think I would notice because..I`m almost never in a hurry and I usualy look at the people every 5 seconds...paranoia.

  69. Profile photo of xRockerx
    xRockerx Female 13-17
    106 posts
    August 10, 2006 at 3:30 pm
    i woulda thought the big black guy ate the little man lol
  70. Profile photo of Pikachu42
    Pikachu42 Female 18-29
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    August 10, 2006 at 3:50 pm
    she is a friggin` idiot
  71. Profile photo of AFTERSHOCK
    AFTERSHOCK Male 18-29
    2783 posts
    August 10, 2006 at 4:05 pm
    WHAT DO YOU CALL, IN A NICE WAY, A PERSON OF THE NEGROID RACE?

    NEGRO? BLACK MAN? COLORED? BROTHER? AFRICAN AMERICAN? WHAT IF HE`S NOT `AMERICAN`??

    N`GGA?

  72. Profile photo of RyanF701
    RyanF701 Male 18-29
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    August 10, 2006 at 4:08 pm
    Awesome.. I bet it has alot to do with teh big poster of the white guys face when they switched off.
  73. Profile photo of pinhole
    pinhole Male 13-17
    57 posts
    August 10, 2006 at 4:18 pm
    it looks like she notices that thats the wrong person but she isnt gonna argue with whats right in front of her.
  74. Profile photo of madmax11
    madmax11 Male 18-29
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    August 10, 2006 at 4:38 pm
    lol, i`ve seen this b4 but its great it never gets old. some people are so stupid...
  75. Profile photo of cannibal151
    cannibal151 Male 18-29
    1551 posts
    August 10, 2006 at 6:26 pm
    kewl
  76. Profile photo of manorrd
    manorrd Male 30-39
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    August 10, 2006 at 7:52 pm
    You`d think she`d notice the smell...
  77. Profile photo of celticzaida
    celticzaida Female 13-17
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    August 10, 2006 at 7:52 pm
    I`m not sure if I would notice, but I definitely wouldn`t say anything. I mean, what would you say?
  78. Profile photo of geek_nimrod
    geek_nimrod Female 18-29
    371 posts
    August 10, 2006 at 7:56 pm
    That African American young man was hot.
  79. Profile photo of nicole_xo
    nicole_xo Female 13-17
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    August 10, 2006 at 9:00 pm
    I think I would notice, if I didn`t I would laugh!
  80. Profile photo of SH0WERdance
    SH0WERdance Female 13-17
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    August 10, 2006 at 9:45 pm
    haha that`s messed up. i`d be like.. wait.. weren`t you just... w--. .. um nevermind. it would sound so racist
  81. Profile photo of BULLdOGG310
    BULLdOGG310 Male 18-29
    125 posts
    August 10, 2006 at 10:08 pm
    what the hell...lol
  82. Profile photo of tatervent
    tatervent Male 18-29
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    August 10, 2006 at 11:00 pm
    she looked at the map the second time, not his face... so she would have only heard his voice and hands, which her brain would dismiss... but i she (or at least i would) looked at his face she whould notice
  83. Profile photo of darkwolfyone
    darkwolfyone Female 13-17
    109 posts
    August 10, 2006 at 11:14 pm
    i probably wouldn`t even have stopped to help cuz i suck at knowing where places are. i would have gotten somebody more lost.

    and in the unlikely circumstance that i did. i wouldn`t have let those guys just go between like that - especially if there`s a load of room around. that`s just rude. lol.

  84. Profile photo of thomaso35353
    thomaso35353 Male 13-17
    223 posts
    August 10, 2006 at 11:30 pm
    i dont get it
  85. Profile photo of DarkThoughts
    DarkThoughts Female 18-29
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    August 11, 2006 at 12:51 am
    I`d like to think I`d notice.
  86. Profile photo of coleycolkins
    coleycolkins Female 13-17
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    August 11, 2006 at 1:14 am
    Well... I feel sure that I would have noticed, but I am hugely unobservant, so maybe not..?
  87. Profile photo of Kalishpa
    Kalishpa Female 18-29
    318 posts
    August 11, 2006 at 2:56 am
    I would hope I would have realized that something was differant
  88. Profile photo of WistfulEarth
    WistfulEarth Female 18-29
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    August 11, 2006 at 1:44 pm
    Studies in perception can explain for this phenomenon; people only encode/process the gist (i.e. white, middle age, male) of what they see when details are not important. So, the majority of people do not notice when details change but the gist remains the same. Doing this conserves engery by not processing every single detail one sees, which would just overwhelm our system. However, I would think that a change in skin colour would be noticed.
  89. Profile photo of Schooler90
    Schooler90 Male 18-29
    598 posts
    August 11, 2006 at 9:22 pm
    people probably notice but think that it was always that way, and are too afraid to say that they see a change, in case they are wrong
  90. Profile photo of AJcoolchick
    AJcoolchick Female 18-29
    394 posts
    August 11, 2006 at 9:42 pm
    I probably would just stare at him and be like... huh. and go on pointing on the map.
  91. Profile photo of Sela_Bela
    Sela_Bela Female 13-17
    104 posts
    August 12, 2006 at 1:59 am
    that was cool! i noticed! wow i feel so special! not really but o well thats cool though
  92. Profile photo of kimmylearose
    kimmylearose Female 18-29
    297 posts
    August 12, 2006 at 7:20 am
    ok confession time..
    i`ve had that happen to me, but then i work on checkouts at a supermarket, so not paying attention to customers too much is sort of necessary for mental and psychological health. i did notice that one though, so i`m not a complete dumb-arse
  93. Profile photo of pumpie2
    pumpie2 Female 13-17
    294 posts
    August 12, 2006 at 2:49 pm
    lol derren brown is a genius. i watched one show were he nailed robbie williams to a cross!
  94. Profile photo of omggilyy
    omggilyy Female 13-17
    576 posts
    August 12, 2006 at 5:55 pm
    lol i like watching studies like these..i wonder if i would notice the change
  95. Profile photo of thedoor92
    thedoor92 Male 13-17
    70 posts
    August 12, 2006 at 11:32 pm
    That`s crazy. I probably wouldn`t have noticed. Maybe I would, but just think I was going insane and not mention anything.
  96. Profile photo of 7451
    7451 Male 70 & Over
    1478 posts
    August 13, 2006 at 8:58 am
    that was awesome!!!
  97. Profile photo of Maromi
    Maromi Female 18-29
    1095 posts
    August 13, 2006 at 12:55 pm
    How can one not notice, I mean are people
    really not intersted in other people these days.
  98. Profile photo of ryno1727
    ryno1727 Male 13-17
    137 posts
    August 14, 2006 at 5:03 am
    I would be pissed if i was there and she didn`t see the change. or at least slap her upside the head

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