No matter how you look at it, the placebo effect is strange. Not only is the basic idea of feeling better through simply taking a sugar pill odd, but the fact that it even works when people know they're taking a placebo even weirder. Even stranger -it's getting stronger somehow.
Learn more about the placebo effect in the video above or read about it in this cool TopTenz article. In the meanwhile, I'll be over here taking some Altoids and pretending they're happy pills -that should help my mood, right?