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Can You Take the Heat?
Can You Take the Heat?
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Have you ever been somewhere that you didn’t fit in—that you felt as conspicuous as a clown at a funeral? Going against the crowd can be just as awkward. Draw two lines. Make one slightly longer than the other. Point to each line, one at a time, instructing everyone to raise their hands when you point to the longest line. Ahead of time, tell everybody except for one person to vote for the wrong line. Does the person who wasn’t told how to vote give in to the pressure to follow the crowd? (Be sure to choose someone who won’t mind being singled out.)