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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  • spaceycat
    spaceycatSaturday, June 13, 2020 at 8:54 pm
    No offence but it looked like in the pictures the animals were dead 🐩🐔🐇🐊🐸
    • zoieg2010
      zoieg2010Thursday, June 11, 2020 at 5:35 pm
      Wow!!!! No way I'm jelly
      • bookfan2008
        bookfan2008Thursday, May 28, 2020 at 6:58 am
        That's really cool! I love animals!
        • baseball14
          baseball14Friday, May 15, 2020 at 2:30 pm
          won't let me watch video
          • thewisdomoflife
            thewisdomoflifeMonday, June 1, 2020 at 12:22 am
            Same here.
            • ultrajango
              ultrajangoThursday, June 11, 2020 at 11:10 am
              • spaceycat
                spaceycatSaturday, June 13, 2020 at 8:51 pm
          • meisdancer
            meisdancerFriday, May 8, 2020 at 10:26 am
            this was neat!
            • octopus1234
              octopus1234Friday, May 8, 2020 at 10:25 am
              That's cool!
              • animereina2020
                animereina2020Friday, April 24, 2020 at 5:45 pm
                I know how to do that to young baby chicks!!! You just hold them gently and cup your hands so that their stomach is up, then you slowly pet it with two fingers, and then it might go to sleep! The thing is though, you have to hold it first for a while so the chick can get used to you before doing any of the steps, just so it will not freak out... And also make sure to hold it tight, but no too tight. Just right enough so that it doesn't fall out of your hands.
                • meisdancer
                  meisdancerFriday, May 8, 2020 at 10:26 am
                • 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!!!!