Monday, September 24, 2007

Hypnotizing a 'Gator

Saturday Blade, Chicago, 1920

Do you know that an alligator is subject to hypnotism? Petting this scaly reptile under the chin, while he is on his back, makes him fall to sleep immediately. The smaller alligators are much more easily hypnotized than the large ones. Down in Florida, putting the 'gators into slumber land is an often-seen pastime. It's easy—if you know how.

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