"Hello and welcome to pants on fire. I'm Deborah Goldstein. And for the record I am not and have never been affiliated with the United United Order of Holy Depres must be thinking of another Denver. Okay anyway here with me as always to play. Wacky Khakis is our sound affects robot. Lisa whose name stands for live in-studio audience. How about you play as one of your classic Sound Effects Lisa in these are you by any chance a member of the United Order? Uh No I wish chosen. Lisa's of the Oracle. Better chance. Okay you know I could ask more about these a strange spiritual societies. You've made up. But I think the less I know the happier I'll be instead. Would you please explain how we play. Wacky Khakis sure. Turn turn away from the truth. It's your loss Deborah. I think I can live with that on. Every installment of went Khakis Deborah and each tell one crazy story about the world one of breath is actually true and the other one is a lie off the job of a human child to tell which is which and here to referee. Wacky Khakis is our producer. No albaro pleasure Bro. Good to be here. You need a whistle Noah. Thanks Lisa I'm really not that kind of tell you what I'll let you know if I do need a wish. Okay Lisa do you think perhaps you could just go ahead ahead and introduce today's can read. I'm afraid I'm going to have to introduce this week's contestant are human child contestant Zohar Laura from the teeth episode and joining her Serena who will be on the mushroom episode comes Laura. Welcome Serena Art. I tell you guys doing today so hard you were just on our teeth. Episode is that right and Serena you're going to be on. Our Mushrooms was episode. Is that correct. Yeah and that's because you're a huge fan of mushrooms again question. What did they ever do to you? What they did was they be very slightly? Yeah awesome stopping so slimy. You're listening knock it off okay. It's time to play Wacky Khakis. Deborah and Lisa will each have a minute and change to tell their stories. We've flipped a coin. And and unfortunately Lisa vaporized it with his laser but he said it was probably going to be tales totally tells Lisa has chosen to go first our topic. This week is mind games. You're ready Lisa. I was made for this moment. Okay listen carefully Serena and Zahara your timer. Mr Will Begin now. tetris is one of the oldest and most famous video games in the world. It goes like this one by one. A A series of differently shaped blocks dropped from the top of the screen to the bottom and you have until it falls to guide it into place. If you aligned blocks in a perfect perfect horizontal row that row disappears and you get a point so on and so forth until the tower of shapes reach the top of the screen and then it is game over one morning. tetris is super over addictive. If you don't pay attention you could wind up playing it for hours on end in fact the addictive nature. tetris has been studied by psychologists just and they've discovered that people who play the game for long enough or sometimes start to see tetris blocks falling in their mind's eye even when they're not playing anymore others fall asleep at the game still going on in their heads or look at groceries on a shelf and start immediately trying to imagine fitting them as Tetris blocks. This strange phenomenon is known as the town. TAT's backed the game is so addictive that the Creator Alexi NAF had trouble making a final version. Why you asked? Because he couldn't stop playing the prototype. The addictive nature of Tetris also gave rise to a new programming invention venture called the Bosque. When your boss walks by your desk you hit the key which pauses the game and pulls up a fake spreadsheet to make it look like like? You're working fools Deborah every time and time. Well Done Lisa except I'm not sure it was such a good idea to to tell us about the boss key right in front of Debra. Yeah Lisa what. I'm not blind tetris. I'm playing spreadsheet. Well Serena's Ohara. What did you think of of Lisa Story? It was good. I guess unbelievable kind of kind of not okay. Well now it's time for Deborah's mind game story. You're ready Deborah. Let's do this. Your timer will begin now. Okay have you never heard of the game the game. Well you just lost the game and so did I. That's how the game works. If you think about the game you lose the game. That's the only rule. It's kind of a stupid game but also brilliant because once you think of something. You can't not think of it here try. I'm not thinking about the game. I'll give you a moment. You just lost the game again. The origins of the game are unknown but it reached it's peak popularity in two thousand nine when the game developer Hasbro arranged company-wide sweepstakes to see which of its employees could win the game for a prize of one hundred thousand dollars. The setup was a force a paradigm whoever tried to claim the prize would necessarily have to admit that they had I thought about the game and so the company figured it would never have to give up the money. This ended a contentious lawsuit in which the Games disputed winner sued Hasbro for the one hundred thousand dollars they had promised and actual court transcripts from the trial goes as follows judge. How can your client contend that she has won the game if thinking thinking about the game me and she loses the game defense? My France has not thinking about the game. Your honor judge. How could you not be thinking about the game if she is pursuing a lawsuit regarding the game defense? My client is thinking only about the lawsuit not about the Game Judge Council. How did your client hire you for this case without ever mentioning the game? Defense Harden your honor. I just lost the game and time. Nice Work Deborah thank you I just lost the game to the and so did you Serena end so did use. O'hara what did you think of that story about the game. Sound a little relief full. Yeah Yeah it sounded a little more believable than Lisa's back. Okay Serena and Zahara. It's decision time time for you you to decide who told you the truth and who tried to play you. Do you believe Lisa's tale of the tetris. Effect and how psychologists discovered an addictive computer game name stays in our head even after we're done playing or Deborah Story of the game and the ensuing legal battle over whether anyone could actually claim to win. I believe so. Why do you believe my story is true? I think you're sure is true because it. It sounded more believable that that would actually happen other than Lisa's. Lisa's story. About how you keep trying to play the game even if you're not playing the video game heart heart that doesn't sound like it's believable. Yeah not really so there was just nothing about Lisa. That convinced you. That was true. I will give you cotton candy and like not even Cook Con Candy just like the raw and you can try to bribe Rybeck until Bride Cotton Candy Anyway disgusting. It is bribing okay. Fine Yeah no more bribing so hard. You agree that my story sounded more believable. Es Why do you think that It's because the game team. It actually happened at my school. A law ally that actual game. Yeah well not what the money thing though but like trick people into losing it like they'd be like okay. So here's how this game works. And then the other person would not stop thinking about the game Suzanne. They they lose the game and everybody at my school did that so I just know trio okay. Well we'll the real truth teller of today's Wacky Khakis. Please reveal who you are. You're the true truth time what it. That's right Isa was telling the truth. This time with his story of the tetris effect now checked us by being totally Honest that's not a trick that is one of my assets. That's a treat. Yeah so so deborah the game is a real thing right right but there was never a court case over someone writing a claim from winning it. Yeah that was all made up and you know what this is my first time ever as the liar on the game I'm show and I kinda rocked it. How does it feel I? I'M NOT GONNA lie kind of felt. Good sorry kids. I'm just so good it all the time. I'm always telling the truth. That felt fine. I feel alive"