Ideas for a breaching experiment

Discussion in 'General Discussion' started by Sykikal, Jul 5, 2010.

  1. Sykikal

    Sykikal Administrator Staff Member

    What is a "breaching experiment"? It's when someone violates social norms or rules in order to see what the reaction is.

    Please give me ideas on things I could do that violate social norms.

    Here are some guidelines though

    1. It should be legal.

    2. It should to be practical, I don't want to spend a lot of money, or travel a long way, or spend hours and hours to do it.

    3. Nothing too disgusting.

    Here are some examples:

    • Staring at people in an elevator.

    • Wearing an enormous hat.

    • Trying to pay for things with a fictional currency and insisting that it is better than real money.

    • Yelling, reciting gibberish, singing badly and loudly in public.

    • Twisting your body from side to side, without influencing your arms, causing your arms to fly out wildly. If someone asks why you're doing it, tell them you have a rare medical condition where blood doesn't flow through you correctly, and occasionally you need to spin your body to get it flowing again.

    • Sit in a corner of a local mall inside of a box, possibly with green makeup on. When people approach, tell them they've trampled upon sacred ground, and will be cursed.

    • Cover your entire body with a tarp, and cut eye holes in it. Crawl around under the tarp. When someone is looking at you, be still and pretend you're invisible.

    • Record someone yelling "Help! Stop! Get me out!" on a tape recorder. Go to a local beach. Dig a hole, and put the tape recorder inside, then bury the tape recorder while it's playing. If someone asks, either let them in that it's a tape recorder, or pretend that they're crazy and you don't hear any voices.

    • Run across the side walk, with your legs bended and your hands in front of you as if you were in an invisible car. Wear plane goggles and helmet if available. Yell "Broom! Broom!" loudly.

    • Offer to play a game of tick tac toe with someone, and allow them to make the first move, when they do, erase that move and place it somewhere else. Pretend that was their move.

    • Get a tape recorder with the mission impossible theme. Play it while staying close to walls, sneaking, a general over exaggeration of what happened in the movies.

    • Pretend that you have some high rank or authority on an online game no one has heard about. Go up to people and threaten them on the game "You think you're tough!? I'm a super moderator on billy bob's adventure beta! Nobody messes with me on there! It'll be big one day, and you'll want to login. When it is, then I'll place a curse upon you! Then you'll be sorry!"

    • Get a plastic ring and propose to strangers.

    These are just some examples, let me know your ideas. Remember, the idea is something socially unacceptable, but still remaining legal.
    Last edited: Jul 25, 2010
  2. Nin10dO

    Nin10dO Inactive

    Go wear a ghillie suit, go to the park and hide next to tall bushes, then when someone passes by, jump up and scare them. I doubt this is a good idea, :lol:. But why do you want these ideas? :?: I might do some "breaching experiments" in the future when I'm older. You can also try to eat in a place where there is a lot of people, bring something like spaghetti, and eat it with your hands and be as messy as possible.
    Last edited: Jul 5, 2010
  3. dani

    dani Inactive

    'no loitering' XD

    and i dunno. run people over with the wheel chair things in walmart? THEY WONT CARE. YOURE DISABLED AND THEYLL UNDERSTAND.
  4. Forgottensoldier

    Forgottensoldier Inactive

    Get a plastic ring, and go up to random people and propose to them.
  5. Unleashed

    Unleashed Inactive

    Legal Norms?

    I think I have some legal norms that can be socially unacceptable. I am not sure if they are good ones, so want to share some with you if you really want me to make examples.

    • Placing two ice cream cones in each pocket singing and shouting, “I scream, you scream, we all scream for ice cream” and then, as you pass by people, see what is their reactions to seeing you singing that song as the ice cream is melting in both of your pockets (this is probably effective if the length of your pockets are short)

    • Going to work to find out that the name tag on your uniform is missing, so you decide to panic and then pass out because your precious nametag is missing

    • Going into a building or store pretending like you are “sneaking in” so you decide to have a tape recorder and play the “sneak-around” theme song as everyone is watching you “sneaking” in (I’m sure some of you watched a show that played music in the background indicating that someone is being “sneaky” about something),

    • Wearing six different license plates on the back of your car cruising down the streets as everyone is staring at your crazy theory of having the six license plates on the back of your car

    • Seeing a mature or average adult throwing a temper tantrums (a childish display of anger)because he or she just lost a game of basketball

    • While riding an elevator, you decide to ask a few people in the elevator to guess what color underwear you are currently wearing
    • Intentionally wearing your shoes on the wrong foot walking down the street as people are watching you

    I hope some of these give you ideas of what you are looking for.
  6. AlexTheNinja

    AlexTheNinja Banned

    Well im going to suggest something that happened to my dad xD, he was at walmart and this dude was loading boxes and he my dad walked on superglue on a tile, and he lost his shoe, and then the dude loading boxed stared him down, and they kept stareing eachother down.. try it xD i would laugh so hard :woop: i love the smiley :?: :'D
  7. Lavitz

    Lavitz Inactive

    Dress up as a Tetris block then go into a mall and try to fit in places
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  8. Pointy

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  9. shadowray7

    shadowray7 Resident Maki Worshipper

    Take off your shirt and run around in public while shouting "I'm Rambo" or something. Bonus points if you run around with a nerf gun (I wouldn't use a fake gun that looks real cause you might attract the cops)
  10. Reggie

    Reggie Limit Breaker

    Watch out for that Tree

    When there's lot of people watching, run down the street like George and then have someone to yell "watch out for that tree!" and intentionally run into a tree. This would be a bonus if a lot of people was to watch this.
  11. Emp

    Emp Inactive

    I saw this on a youtube video, get a fake skunk on stick go to a park hide behind a bench and when people sit down move the skunk on a stick under their legs.
  12. Reggie

    Reggie Limit Breaker

    Emp, that sounds like a good breaching experiment, and people would be scared to death for them to think that a real skunk has laid on them.

    I heard of a prank and it happens all the time; Get on the bus and then ring the bell whenever the bus driver passes a bus stop, but don't get out of it. Keep doing this until the bus driver discovers that there's something wrong.
  13. Gino

    Gino Inactive

    Awsome!!! This is all going in my to do list hmm which one should I try 1st..ill send you a vid when Im done hehehhehe.....
  14. Shadow

    Shadow ಠ_ಠ

    Wait in an elevator and when people get in thank them for using your elevator service and demand $5

    These I have actually done in Walmart

    While in a store (like walmart) stand still right next to a mannequin and after a few minutes pretend to look at your watch and say "my shifts over"

    Stare at the ceiling inside a busy store intently as others look to see what you're staring at.

    Release all the giant bouncy balls in Walmart

    Set up a war between GI Joe's and Barbie in the toy aisle

    Have a fight with a friend in the toy aisle using nerf swords/guns

    Hide in clothes racks

    Go behind an employee who's putting items back and move them out of place again

    At the Mall

    Kept going to the Apple store to use their charging dock for my phone

    Annoyed Apple employees by asking questions they couldn't' answer about their products.

    Rode down an escalator hand rail

    Walked by pointing and laughing at people in the Apple store

    Rode my heelys continually in every store

    Took coins from the "wishing fountain"

    Kept riding the elevator up and down and stating to others onboard "This is fun!"

    At a Casino (mom did this)

    Get a box of random junk like mardi gra beads, troll dolls etc and set them all up meticulously for 5 minutes on a machine, spin the machine once, curse when you don't win and then pack up all your stuff again slowly and go to the next machine repeating the procedure.
    Last edited: Mar 23, 2014
  15. Fenrir

    Fenrir Luminary of the stars!!

    Eating vanilla pudding out of a Mayo jar
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  16. Sykikal

    Sykikal Administrator Staff Member

    What were some of the best reactions after you did these in Walmart?
  17. I once screamed in an elevator with another person inside. They flinched, but ignored it the best they could. I exit, pressing the rest of the floor buttons on the way out.

    The tape recorder thingy also reminded me; just recently I was hanging out at a shopping centre. I played the Sonic X theme full blast from my Android and ran around for a good couple minutes as people watched.

    Later that same day, we were hanging out at a park, and saw a girl across the street. I shouted "HEY YOU," to which she looked around, confused. I shouted again "YEAH YOU," and she started staring at us staring at her for a minute or two. Eventually she just walked away.
    Last edited: Mar 23, 2014
  18. Shadow

    Shadow ಠ_ಠ

    Lots of staring and glares and some annoyed employees mostly, some would laugh/giggle afterwards
  19. Fenrir

    Fenrir Luminary of the stars!!

    wiping tomato paste that's in a Bucket on your face while chanting praises to a diety in a different language.
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  20. Shadow

    Shadow ಠ_ಠ


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