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Mind-Blowing Video Illustrating How Easily You Are Deceived

February 08, 2007 | 66,746 views

You are only allowed to watch this video once. Seriously, do not cheat!

In the video you will see a group of basketball players, some in white and some in black passing two balls around. Your goal is to count how many times the ball is passed by those wearing white shirts. It‘s that simple. Remember, count just the passes of the ball by those wearing white. Once the movie is over, write down the number of passes you have counted.

Do not watch the video again.


After you have watched the video go to this page to understand your results.



Dr. Mercola's Comments:

You probably do not want to read my comment until after you have looked at the video and checked the results. It contains information about the video that could alter your results. To prevent you from spoiling the video ONLY scroll down this page for the rest of my comment AFTER you have seen the video.

Did you see the gorilla?

The reason that nearly every one doesn't see it is because their attention, their focus, is on the balls as the instructions have told them. They are completely distracted and as such they can't see something as obvious as a gorilla.

This really is a mind-boggling and powerful experiment.

It is the same with your daily life. The media and major corporations are constantly having you place your focus on this or that -- all five sense activities -- and so you miss the 'gorilla' and you are able to be controlled, deceived and manipulated because you are being distracted.

This is one reason that you belong to one of the most conditioned, programmed cultures the world has ever known. Your perceptions are carefully and precisely regulated -- and not for your best interests.

In America, conventional wisdom that has mass acceptance is usually contrived: somebody paid for it.


  • Pharmaceuticals restore health
  • Vaccination brings immunity and prevents disease
  • When a child has a fever they need Tylenol  
  • Hospitals are safe and clean
  • America has the best health care in the world
  • And many, many more

This is a list of illusions that have cost billions and billions along with untold amounts of human pain and suffering to conjure up. It is the mission of this site to help expose the fraud and deception so you can see the gorilla the next time he pops his ugly mug.

Then you will be able to point him out to your friends and neighbors and we will be well on our way toward providing a path for most to choose to be independently healthy, free of the tyranny of massive corporate interests that pervert the "health" care system.

Some may call me foolish, but I sincerely believe that if you and I focus our intention on uncovering this deception we can change the world with respect to true health.

On Vital Votes, reader George from Larbert in the United Kingdom says:

"Both my wife and I are Mensa standard but didn't see a thing!  Our 17 year old daughter saw it first time ? but as 'a man with a funny hat'."

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