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- What if your déjà vu wouldn't déjà stop? - Let's talk about that.

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- Good Mythical Morning! - Déjà vu is something that...

...70% of us human beings have experienced. That's most if you're...

- ...good at math. And it's that feeling... - Huh!

...that you're experiencing something that you've experienced before.

Interestingly, I'm experiencing it a little bit right in this moment.

I didn't realize that 30% of people didn't experience déjà vu. I mean, I don't

experience it that often, but the thing that I have...

- They're called the non-vu-ers. - The thing that I have observed...

...is that whenever I experience déjà vu, or I'm with someone who does...

- ...you're compelled to talk about it. - You gotta tell somebody.

It's such a strong experience that you have to share it.

"I've been here before! I've been picking chicken outta my teeth...

- "Just like this! On a Friday!" - ...(stammering) in front of...

...a bunch of strangers painted in, uh... uh... I don't know. Into a portrait."

Oh. Really. Yeah. I've had that happen before. And no one can appreciate it...

- ...when it's happening. - I don't even know what that meant.

No one can appreciate it when it's happening.

- Yeah. It's frustrating! - But what IS happening?

Well, actually, scientists are not exactly sure what is happening, but the latest and

best research suggests that essentially what's happening is a brain glitch.

The part of your brain that is processing long-term memory gets activated somehow.

- The neurons fire, but you're in the... - Uh-huh.

- ...middle of just experiencing... - A new thing.

...a new thing every day. But you want to make that past thing... make that present

thing the past just because of something that's happening in your brain.

But it just doesn't happen to everybody, and it doesn't happen all the time.

But what would you say if I told you that there was a dude who had been

- ...in a déjà vu loop for eight years? - Eight years straight looping?

- I would say, "Let's talk about that." - Yeah, we'll, that's what we're...

- ...gonna do, Link. You [knew when]... - All right.

...this was happening here. Okay, so in the UK -- "Uhck" as I like to call it.

That's over there across the pond. -- there is a guy who has been

experiencing déjà vu chronically for eight years straight.

Now, the papers over there will not reveal his name. He has not disclosed his name.

So we're gonna call him "Phil" after Bill Murray's character in Groundhog Day,

who lived the same day over and over again. And if you haven't seen that movie,

what is wrong with you? You should watch it now.

Well, there was also a move called Deja Vu that starred Denzel Washington.

- Have you seen that? - Mhm. Uh, yeah, I have.

- But I don't remember it. - But if I showed it to you...

- ...again now would you remember? - That is a great question.

- That would be déjà vu! - Yes, it would!

Okay, well, Phil himself describes this to his doctors as basically being

stuck in a time loop. This has been such a horrific thing for him that he stopped

watching television, stopped listening to the radio, stopped reading newspapers

and magazines because he feels like he's already encountered the content before.

He's not even experiencing entertainment anymore!

Well, I mean... I feel sorry for the guy, because I... (stammering)

- I don't like to watch movies twice. - Mhm.

I know there's people who, if they have a favorite movie, they'll just keep...

- ...watching it. But I get frustrated... - Right.

...if I'm rewatching a movie. I'm like, "I could be watching a movie I've never

seen. Why am I watching this one again?"

And if you got kids, you have to watch movies multiple times with those kids.

But it doesn't happen all the time, you know?

- Right. - So he basically had to...

- ...shut his life down. - Well, he ended up dropping out...

...of college at 23 because it was just debilitating. Now, first of all, he's not

alone in suffering from chronic déjà vu. There are actually enough people out

there to conduct a study about this to see what's going on with them.

- Okay. - So Leeds University in England conducted...

...a study on chronic déjà vu. And I'm not making this up, but there was one man who

refused to participate because he said, "I've already participated in this study."

It sound like a joke, but I'm not making it up. Eventually they did talk him into

doing it. They're like, "Listen, but you have the déjà vu.

- That's the point. - You haven't done it. Just come and...

- ...be a part of this." - Man, that's wild.

So what they figured out about these people is that that thing that I was

talking about -- the glitch happening in a normal person's brain --

- Mhm. - ...it's essentially stuck on "on".

That part of their brain fires all the time.

- Remembering. - So the long-term memory portion...

...of their brain is firing, but they're experiencing new things.

But they feel like they've experienced it before. So they did a brain scan

of Phil. He's completely healthy. It turns out his brain has absolutely no problems.

So there's no brain damage. A lot of these people have some sort of

brain damage that you can see in a brain scan. His brain is totally good.

- So it's not a brain thing. - No, but it doesn't matter whether...

...or not... (stammering) He still wakes up like he's living the same movie

every single day, even though there's nothing wrong with his brain.

Like Deja Vu, that movie starring Denzel Washington. Have you seen it?

- Um... Yeah, but... I don't remember. - But if I showed it to you...

- ...would you remember? - That's a good question.

- That would be déjà vu. - Mhm. Okay, so traditional science...

...has failed you, Phil. Hopefully you're watching. Hopefully somebody will...

- ...send this to you. - You haven't seen this, Phil.

- Please keep watching! - Uh, yeah. This is all new.

Traditional science has failed you, but we found some other theories out there

on the Internet that we think might explain what is happening to you.

And the one that I personally identify with is parallel universes.

- Of course I identify with that... - Okay.

...because I love the concept of parallel universes. But I think there might be...

- ...something to this. And it is the idea... - I'll go with you.

It is the idea that there is a Phil here that we're experiencing in our universe,

but there is other Phils out there. And when they experience or when

they do the exact same thing in multiple universes -- it only takes two universes

happening -- when they cross over, they both get the feeling that they are

experiencing something they've experienced before. Let me explain this by making

a diagram. And we don't have a whiteboard, but we do have a whiteboy.

So, Link, I would lvoe to draw on your chest if you would let me do that.

- Absolutely. - I know we didn't talk about this...

- ..ahead of time. So hopefully... - No. (laughing)

I've been waiting for you to ask for many episodes.

- Hopefully you don't have any weird... - Almost 1000.

...chest zits or anything like that that I'm gonna have to navigate.

- Well, let's see. Got a weird... - Oh! Is that a zit?

Yep. That's one right there, and that's one right there.

You got two big zits, but they're very symmetrical.

- One down there, too. - So we're gonna go with that.

- Okay. Yeah, we're doing it. - We're doing this?

This is like the substitute teacher that gets fired.

- Yeah, doesn't get brought back. - Immediately.

- Okay... - You want shoulders, too?

Just because they're so conveniently placed, let's just say that this is a

starting point of one universe. Right around this nipple.

- Mmkay. - And, uh... this is another.

- (Link) You're blackening it. - (Rhett) This is another universe here.

So you've got Phil going along in the current universe. And he's just doing

his thing. Just -- hopefully this isn't ticklish -- he's just doing his thing.

(Rhett) You know, living his life.

And then there's another Phil, living his life. Just doing his thing.

(Rhett) And then bam. One day, two different Phils in two different parallel

universes find themselves, like, ordering one of those weird hot dogs on the roller

at 7-Eleven. I don't know what the UK equivalent of that is, but you know...

-...what I'm talking about. - Mhm. Mhm.

- And he think to himself... - Don't put your hand in that.

...both Phils think to themselves, "I've experienced this before."

And that's a moment of crossover. Right there.

- (Link) Oh, oh! - Right there. Right there.

- Right there in that spot. - (through laughter) Okay!

- And then they what? - The problem with Phil is that...

...he's living such a boring life that he is caught -- multiple Phils are just

caught -- in a rut. So see what I'm sayin'? Right there. Right there.

They are just caught in a rut. Multiple Phils caught in the same...

- ...boring life for eight years. - Hurts.

So what they really need is Phil needs to experience something to...

- ...SLAP (dull thud) him right out of it. - Ah!

- Just to SLAP (thud)... - Okay!

- Just do really, you know, mix things up! - I get it. I get it!

- So that then he can paaaaaaart ways! - Oh!

- And then do on about his business. - Oh, look! It's a happy guy!

- Happy Phil! - You see? That's basically...

- ...what's happening. - Look at happy Phil.

- And that will solve your problem. - I don't think that's what's happening.

I think what's happening is precognitive dreaming.

- Oh, really? - Yeah, this is when your brain...

...predicts, when you're in a dream state, what you're gonna live out after...

- ...you wake up. Lemme demonstrate on you. Return the favor.

- Oh, okay. - Uh, so basically what happens is...

There might be little problem with that, because I was doing some complex

math on my chest earlier. Uh, I have a tendency to do that.

(laughing) Okay, well, can I use your back?

Sure. I mean, I can't draw on my own back, so I haven't done that.

- All right, so typically what happens is... - Is it clean back there for ya?

Well, there are some dots. THere's a dot here. Let's say this dot...

- ...is dreaming about -- is that a scar? - (Rhett) Yeah.

- (Link) What happened there? - (Rhett) I got a mole removed.

Well, that's now... let's say you get a mole removed.

- (Rhett) Okay. - You dream about that.

Or, let's say, you go on a date with Rihanna. 'Cause that whole Drake thing

is just a PR stunt. Or let's say that you show up for your final exam...

- (Rhett) Uh-huh. - ...but yo haven't gone to class all...

...semester and you're naked and your teeth are falling out and all of that.

- (Rhett) Okay. - And then you wake up from your dream...

...and you live your life. You live your normal life. Oooookay.

(Link) And then boom! There's an intersection there.

- (Rhett) Mm. Okay. - And you find yourself naked...

...in class. That's what happens to normal people. But Phil is a little

bit different. He wakes up in the morning. And then he makes himself some coffee.

(Link) And then he might eat a sandwich for lunch. And then he watches somebody

die on Grey's Anatomy after dinner. And there ya go.

And that's his dreams, right? But then when he wakes up the next day,

well, lo and behold, we does all that stuff because his life is lead in such

a boring manner that it makes it easy for his brain to precognitive

dream the things that are gonna happen. He makes it too easy. We gotta...

- (dull thud) ...slap him up. - Oh ho ho!

- Outta reality. And I think a... - Oh!

...happy tree. I think we should get a happy tree here.

- Happy tree could live here. - Are you making that into an alpine?

- And then there's a house here. - Okay, well...

- (Link) Just a happy little house. - You know what, you can draw...

...on me later. But I think that the application here is that we both agree.

Even if we're both not right, we both agree that the solution to this is for

Phil to experience something completely unique.

- Yeah. - Phil, since we know you're watching...

...we're gonna take care of this right now. You don't even have to do anything.

All you have to do is watch what we're about to do, and I gan guarantee you

that it's never happened before. You've never experienced it.

This is gonna snap you out of your eight-year déjà vu loop.

- Okay? - Mhm. Here we go.

This is gonna be you, Phil! All happy. So...

- So, just maybe behind? - Yeah.

- And then over? - (thuds)

- And then we should... - Oh!

- Don't hit me. I'll hit you. - (crew offscreen laughing)

We'll say something about Denzel. Like, "Something about Denzel."

- Something about Denzel Washington. - Something about Denzel. Yeah!

- (to a vague beat) Den. Zel. Den. Zel. - Washington. Washington.

- Denzel makes me yell! - Denzel!

- I love some Den. - Zel!

I love some Zel. I love some...

- (both) Denzel! - I love some Den.

- Denzel! Denzel! - I love some Zel.

- I love some Denzel! - Denzel! Denzel! Denzel.

- Boof! Clear! - Phil, I know you feel like you've...

- ...experienced this before. - But you haven't.

- But you haven't, and neither has Denzel. - You've never seen his before.

- Denzel! - That's for liking, commenting...

- ...and subscribing. Boof! - You know what time it is.

Hi. This is Sarah. And this is my unicorn. And we are from Netherlands.

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We're gonna throw our hands on this. Never seen that before.

Yeah. "Unisong about ingrown hairs!'

(unsure, drawn-out unison) ♪ (Welllll, sometimes) ♪

♪ (I shaaaaave. My faaaaace.) ♪ (Link snapping)

♪ (And then there's a buuuump) ♪

♪ (that's really painfuuuul) ♪

(horrible singing and Rhett laughing) ♪ (Ooooooooh, baby) ♪

♪ (Look close at it. Look close at it.) ♪

♪ (I see a little hair turning back in) ♪

♪ (We gotta pull it out! We gotta pull it out!) ♪

♪ (We gotta pull it out!) ♪

♪ (Doink, doink, doink, doink!) ♪

♪ (Pull it out! We gotta pull it out!) ♪

♪ (We gotta pull it out. We gotta) ♪

♪ (Doink, doink, doink, doink!) ♪

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