Is there a margin of error on this to account for a) people who don’t like to admit that such things work on them and b) people like me who were in such a hurry to read the whole entry that the clicked straight through to the pie before they came back to comment and promptly yawned?
Strangely enough, I didn’t even feel the slightest urge to yawn, despite what I’ve heard about even images of yawning being contagious. I stared at the photos for a full ten seconds, waiting to feel the urge, but it never came. Maybe it’s the lack of auditory input.
Having multitasked to another page while it was loading, when I came back to it, I was too puzzled wondering why there was a browswer window with a picture montage rather than a webpage to be affected by the picture.
* Didn’t yawn but felt the urge, and selected that one.
* Was still feeling the urge while looking at the results graph and then DID yawn.
* Felt the urge again just READING about yawning, and yawned again…
* Felt the urge yet again while typing that last thing and so yawned a third time…
* Think I am caught in some kind of horrible infinite loop now that I cannot get out of, except when I die, which will be shortly after hyperventilating… hypoventilating? What would that be, over-yawning-to-death?
At first, I didn’t get it – it just looked like some weird collage. After I read the survey options, it dawned on me that you were asking if the page had caused me to yawn. At which point I did feel the urge to yawn.
I didn’t really feel like it, but I could tell deep down that if I concentrated on it, I would have wanted to. I just had a big tortellini dinner and a beer…maybe all those carbs were surpressing the urge.
Extraneously, I feel that it is within the interests of your scientific survey to mention that upon moving to the page with the pie chart I was hit with the sudden urge to go to the local confectionary.
One of the reasons that I didn’t yawn was the camel. I kept trying to figure out what was up with its ear (was that red/yellow thing some infection?), when it turned out that ‘infection’ was actually some decorations on the bridal.
I’m with Kevin on this one, except I thought the red was blood and the camel was screaming in pain! After a second or two, I realized that wasn’t the case but that definitely killed any urges. I think that yawns in person visually and/or audibly have the most — ah crap, I just yawned.
I always find yawning extremely contagious; even seeing the word in print will do it. I just started now, and will probably do it continuously as I type. But when I first opened the page, I thought they were all shouting, and that first impression saved me from the response!
They need some better pics, or maybe animated ones, in order to get a proper sampling.
I did not yawn and answered the survey accordingly.
when I used my Mozilla Firefox 22.214.171.124 browser ‘back’ button to return to the index.html of your ‘webpage’ I crossed that page again (just for an instant) and I felt the urge to yawn. Since the test was over I supressed the urge but I wanted to let you know that your results might be a bit off because of this.
I am on a pC using the Windows XP professonal edition if that helps.
My mistake. Your ‘Homesite’ may very well be index.php or something completely different. It was presumptuous of me to assume a .htm or .html file. could you please edit my former post to rreflect this?
I didn’t yawn the first time but “felt the urge”. This visit however, right after I’d studied each picture and selected “no” I totally yawned. So I went back and selected “yes”. I wonder if it’s been the same for others: the response was delayed just long enough to make them dismiss the connection. …or correlation.