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The Dr. Fox Lecture


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You know what they say... if you can't dazzle them with brilliance, baffle them with BS. From the YouTube page:

In 1970 three American researchers, John E. Ware, Donald H. Naftulin and Frank A. Donnelly, designed an experiment to find out whether a brilliant delivery technique of a talk could so completely bamboozle a group of experts that they overlooked the fact that the content was nonsense. The result was the hilarious Dr Fox Lecture and the answer was: yes! The experts didn't notice a thing.

An actor named Michael Fox was recruited to play the lecturer. Fox didn't understand the material he was going to present, and he was concerned that someone in the audience would recognize him from his many TV appearances. But he needn't have worried. Read the full story at Weird Experiments. Link -via Cynical-C


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