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“Putting Your Phone Near The Top Of Your TV And Tilting It Down Turns The Candidates Into Debating Big Brains”
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“Putting Your Phone Near The Top Of Your TV And Tilting It Down Turns The Candidates Into Debating Big Brains”

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Aliens live among us! Or at least that’s what some people’s first reaction would be if they tried an incredibly simple but funny trick while watching TV. If you watch your TV through your phone from above and at an angle, you can make anyone on-screen look like they’re an egghead with an IQ of 9,000.

That’s what one internet user did while watching one of the United States Democratic Party’s debates, turning possible presidential candidates into big-brained mutants just by changing the phone angle used to watch TV. Like I said, simple (like 3rd-grade level simple) but funny.

Watching TV through your phone from above…

…makes people’s heads look gigantic, just like aliens

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Big-headed pictures of the Democratic candidates were a real hit on the internet. On Imgur, over 46,000 people saw the collection of pictures, over 4,780 upvoted it, and another 382 left a comment.

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As you probably already expected, a large chunk of the comments deals with the following topics (in alphabetical order): aliens, brains, heads, and Martians. Some commentators drew comparisons between the politicians and the titular genius characters The Brain, as well as Megamind.

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The US Democratic Party is in the process of determining which politician will represent the political group in the 2020 American presidential elections. And the competition is something fierce.

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This year’s field of Democratic candidates is the largest field of presidential candidates for any American political party since 1972, even exceeding the field of 17 major candidates that sought the Republican presidential nomination in 2016.

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As of September 20, 2019, 19 major candidates are seeking the Democratic presidential nomination in 2020. Among the candidates are the former Vice President of the US Joe Biden, US senator from Massachusetts Elizabeth Warren, and US senator from Vermont Bernie Sanders. Real Clear Politics aggregated the data from several different polls and posted an average of the results: Biden is in the lead with 27.8 percent, Warren has 21.5 percent, and Sanders is in third place with 17.5 percent.

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Here’s how people reacted to the big-brained candidates

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Jonas Grinevičius

Jonas Grinevičius

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Storytelling, journalism, and art are a core part of who I am. I've been writing and drawing ever since I could walk—there is nothing else I'd rather do. My formal education, however, is focused on politics, philosophy, and economics because I've always been curious about the gap between the ideal and the real. At work, I'm a Senior Writer and I cover a broad range of topics that I'm passionate about: from psychology and changes in work culture to healthy living, relationships, and design. In my spare time, I'm an avid hiker and reader, enjoy writing short stories, and love to doodle. I thrive when I'm outdoors, going on small adventures in nature. However, you can also find me enjoying a big mug of coffee with a good book (or ten) and entertaining friends with fantasy tabletop games and sci-fi movies.

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Jonas Grinevičius

Jonas Grinevičius

Writer, BoredPanda staff

Storytelling, journalism, and art are a core part of who I am. I've been writing and drawing ever since I could walk—there is nothing else I'd rather do. My formal education, however, is focused on politics, philosophy, and economics because I've always been curious about the gap between the ideal and the real. At work, I'm a Senior Writer and I cover a broad range of topics that I'm passionate about: from psychology and changes in work culture to healthy living, relationships, and design. In my spare time, I'm an avid hiker and reader, enjoy writing short stories, and love to doodle. I thrive when I'm outdoors, going on small adventures in nature. However, you can also find me enjoying a big mug of coffee with a good book (or ten) and entertaining friends with fantasy tabletop games and sci-fi movies.

Mindaugas Balčiauskas

Mindaugas Balčiauskas

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I'm a visual editor at Bored Panda. I kickstart my day with a mug of coffee bigger than my head, ready to tackle Photoshop. I navigate through the digital jungle with finesse, fueled by bamboo breaks and caffeine kicks. When the workday winds down, you might catch me devouring bamboo snacks while binging on the latest TV show, gaming or I could be out in nature, soaking up the tranquility and communing with my inner panda.

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Mindaugas Balčiauskas

Mindaugas Balčiauskas

Author, BoredPanda staff

I'm a visual editor at Bored Panda. I kickstart my day with a mug of coffee bigger than my head, ready to tackle Photoshop. I navigate through the digital jungle with finesse, fueled by bamboo breaks and caffeine kicks. When the workday winds down, you might catch me devouring bamboo snacks while binging on the latest TV show, gaming or I could be out in nature, soaking up the tranquility and communing with my inner panda.

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Lucas
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4 years ago DotsCreated by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

Okay - I didn't read the text but wouldn't it make more sense to take the pix from the perspective where their mouths and lower part of the face are huge and their brains are small? Or maybe I'm just a bit jaded by politicians... for some reason.

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Lucas
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4 years ago DotsCreated by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

Okay - I didn't read the text but wouldn't it make more sense to take the pix from the perspective where their mouths and lower part of the face are huge and their brains are small? Or maybe I'm just a bit jaded by politicians... for some reason.

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