Back to the future…

Posted: March 19, 2010 in Current events, History, Psychology, T V
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Remember reading about the 1960’s Milgram experiment? It’s baaaaaaack…but now it’s a game show.

“With a glamorous hostess, a roaring crowd and an enthusiastic group of contestants, it has all the trappings of a traditional television quiz show. But fake game show Zone Xtreme – which airs in France today – has a very sinister twist. Instead of taking part in innocent contests, participants are ordered to deliver near fatal electric shocks to their rivals. Astonishingly, 81 per cent of people who took part were persuaded to dole out increasing shocks to ‘victims’, despite their howls of pain…” Here.

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