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Are YOU affected by Pokemon seizures? ( Watch at your own risk! ) Answered

So, as many of you have known, the animated TV show Pokemon is famous for causing over 700 Japanese kids seizures via continuously flashing red and blue lights. Now, I am proposing you a challenge, can YOU endure the infamous red and blue lights? I can.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=50VhBXseJW4

I only feel a bit dizzy, but nothing close to seizures. No YouTube viewers are affected by it ( although few felt dizzy ).

So, are YOU affected by Pokemon seizures? Or are Japanese kids wussies? Find out by watching the video!

WARNING!WARNING!WARNING!WARNING!WARNING!WARNING!WARNING!WARNING!WARNING!

WATCH AT YOUR OWN RISK, YOU WILL NOT HELD ME RESPONSIBLE IF YOU GOT SEIZURES!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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black hole

5 years ago

Apparently, the U.S. Army is trying to develop a 'crowd control' device that mimics this, only worse. Yay for AmeriKa, land of the sheep, home of the lame.

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An Villain

7 years ago

First of all, the video is down. Second Westfw is right in saying most only endured "symptoms" of seizures, and third, Pokemon is for people to appreciate, not for some stupid "I can endure some blinky lights herp derp." Also I bet you don't even know anything about this episode other than it has some blinking lights.

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westfw

9 years ago

BTW, the "causing 700 kids to have seizures" statement is pretty misleading. The actual statistic is that approximately 700 kids were taken to hospitals with SOME symptoms; according to Snopes only a small fraction were determined to have actually experienced seizures. (Hmm. Not one of Snopes more convincing articles, though...)
You'd think there would be more concrete statistics online for something like this, but if there are they're all buried under that mass of "watch the episode" "content." Sigh. It's sorta nice that not only USians are subject to press-induced hysteria - apparently a good fraction of those 700 didn't show up till the next day..

See also Snow Crash by Neal Stephenson and "Press Enter" by John Varley. The former proposes that you can essentially "crash" the human brain via visual display, and the latter supposes that you can be hypnotized into particularly grizzly suicide (using a 1984-era DOS display!) "Press Enter" was particularly chilling, IIRC (Not a story I'm disposed to re-read!)

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Camisadowestfw

Reply 9 years ago

Whoa whoa whoa whoa, calm down there genius, I'm not really compatible for that kind of conversation :P

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GoodhartCamisado

Reply 9 years ago

I'm not really compatible for that kind of conversation

Did you mean competent ? LOL

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CamisadoGoodhart

Reply 9 years ago

LOL probably.....It was 3 in the morning when I wrote that. (I'm in Indonesia)

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GoodhartCamisado

Reply 9 years ago

Oh ok, sorry. Wasn't trying to be the Grammar Police or anything :-)

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CamisadoGoodhart

Reply 9 years ago

Its not like I hate the grammar police, I'm just telling you that I wrote it at 3 in the morning :-P

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GoodhartCamisado

Reply 9 years ago

I know, and I shouldn't be too picky; as I never know whom may have English as a second language or whatever...I was just teasing though ;-)

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CamisadoGoodhart

Reply 9 years ago

LOL.....English is my fourth language BTW..... The languages I speak are: Indonesian (fluent), Mandarin (crap-in-a-bucket crappy), Japanese (not that good, but better than crappy), and English (pretty dang fluent for a middle school student, or for a foreigner as a whole IMO)

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lemonie

9 years ago

As dominodude10 had already obseved "This video is no longer available due to a copyright claim by Shogakukan Production Co. Ltd.". However, I did stop listening to to the MIDI version of "No Remorse" for 30s and I think that's probably more damaging to my sensibilities...

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lemonieCamisado

Reply 9 years ago

Winamp didn't know what to do with that - should I use something else? L

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DJ Radio

9 years ago

it just made me feel light headed, but that may be cuz i am tired and sort of sick (i ate a bag of chips someone coughed into without knowing it)

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GoodhartDJ Radio

Reply 9 years ago

How can one cough into something without knowing it? Oh wait, you mean they coughed into it without YOUR knowing it....got ya. ;-)

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DJ RadioGoodhart

Reply 9 years ago

yeah, what i meant. anyways, 6 months late.

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GoodhartDJ Radio

Reply 9 years ago

Yeah.....I am a bit slow sometimes.... ;-)

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Rock Soldier

9 years ago

If I don't post in a few minutes, well. You know...

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Rock Soldier

9 years ago

This video is no longer available due to a copyright claim by Shogakukan Production Co. Ltd.. Now I may never know...

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11010010110

9 years ago

creating animated gif . . . .

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whatsisface

9 years ago

That was a massive anticlimax.

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GorillazMiko

9 years ago

Didn't do anything to me...

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westfw

9 years ago

Did you play the video on a large screen TV? Say, 20inches diagonal or larger on the image itself? There are a fair number or movie theater scenes that give my wife motion sickness, but not when it's on a smaller screen like a TV. I imagine there are any number of effects that wouldn't appear at all in a 340x240 pixel youtube player window. Especially with other stuff on the rest of that screen real estate.

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skunkbaitwestfw

Reply 9 years ago

The chase scene in "Bourne Supremacy" nearly did me in!

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Camisadowestfw

Reply 9 years ago

I don't, but you can try.

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jessyratfink

9 years ago

That didn't bother me at all. The flashing didn't last very long.

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Doctor What

9 years ago

It felt a little weird. I wasn't expecting it to actually do anything, but it was weird. My eyes hurt...

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CamisadoDoctor What

Reply 9 years ago

Well, good for you. It only makes me a little dizzy.