Video Of The Week - Talented Five-Year Old "Hypnotizes" Animals


Photo Credit: Screenshot/CCTV Facebook

When Ying Ying walked up on the stage at a recent audition for the Amazing Chinese Show, the judges were not sure what to expect. After all, she is just five-years-old. So you can only imagine their surprise when the poised girl began showcasing her unique "hypnotizing" skills on some unsuspecting animals.

The audience watched in awe as Ying Ying systematically put a lizard, dog, frog, chicken, and rabbit, to sleep with her soothing touch and voice. Though the chicken was fussy, and the frog and dog did need additional cajoling, by the time she was done, all the animals were sleeping soundly! Of course like every good hypnotist, Ying Ying knew exactly what to do to get them out of their trance.

Photo Credit: Screenshot/CCTV Facebook

Experts say that what Ying Ying is doing is not hypnotism, but a natural animal reflex. Called "tonic immobility" or "apparent death," it is a defense mechanism used by many species when they feel physically restrained. Ying Ying discovered her natural talent a year ago when she accidentally "hypnotized" a frog in her kindergarten class. She has not stopped since!


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  • NewtownroadTuesday, October 29, 2019 at 8:30 am
    Yeah, I'm gonna try to see how she did that!
    • the duck songMonday, October 21, 2019 at 7:21 am
      i have one of those lizards there name is bearded dragon
      • lizard_loverTuesday, October 1, 2019 at 3:40 pm
        The lizard is SOOOOOO cute!!!!
        • annaMonday, September 23, 2019 at 10:01 am
          so crazy
          • liontealWednesday, September 18, 2019 at 8:55 am
            I wish I could do that she's lucky!
            • BabyAriMonday, July 15, 2019 at 8:04 am
              It’s ok everyone. She’s just putting g then to sleep not harming them
              • NobodyWednesday, June 5, 2019 at 1:36 pm
                It looks like the bird is dead😢
                • EasySaturday, May 25, 2019 at 9:39 pm
                  The animals r easy to hypnotize, u just lay them flat, rub them on their stomach, and they will calm down and ur basically just putting them to sleep with their eyes open.
                  • hamsterSunday, May 5, 2019 at 7:35 am
                    • AnimalLoverTuesday, April 30, 2019 at 5:53 am
                      I feel bad for the animals!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!