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New Reality TV Show Shows People Will Kill Others When Told To

April 10, 2010
Dr. Mercola
4/10/2010

Zone Xtrême is a reality TV show in which the contestants, when they get answers wrong, are hit with an electric shock. The shocks get more and more powerful as the contestants scream with pain until, on occasion, they appear to have died.

But there’s a twist: in fact, Zone Xtrême is a set-up, and it’s the people administering the shocks that are being tested — the “contestants” are actors, the audience is fake, and the entire series isn’t reality TV but a documentary.

It is, in essence, a repeat of the famous experiments by Yale psychologist Stanley Milgram, who, in the wake of horrifying revelations about Nazi Germany, was studying people’s obedience to authority.

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