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    Posted on Mar 2, 2016

    We Pranked People To See If Yawning Was Actually Contagious

    Tbh, just reading the word 'yawn' makes me yawn.

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    Some say that yawning is contagious, others say it's not. We had participants come in for what they thought was going to be a burger taste test. Unfortunately for them, it was actually a prank to see if they would yawn or not.

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    One of our participants was in every test. He was our false yawner. A yawn-stigator.

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    The first "real" participant fell victim to the planted yawn.

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    The second just seemed concerned for the yawner's energy levels.

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    Gotcha!

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    Successful participant number three! Just like the rest of the real participants, she still thinks it hasn't even started yet.

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    One more yawn, please!

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    Four out of five participants yawned! Now there's just one thing left to do...inform the participants that there are, in fact, NO burgers...

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    Our final participant seemed pretty mad about the "no burger after being promised a burger" thing.

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    Sorry about that. But yes, yes it is contagious.

    Did watching this make you yawn? Let us know in the comments below!

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