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Can you make it through this video without yawning?

'Animal Planet Specials': Can You Make It Through This Video Without Yawning?

It seems easy, but we didn't make it past the first round. Heck, we didn't make it past the first few seconds. Can you watch this adorably exhausting video without yawning?

Did you know that younger people are more likely to 'catch' a yawn?

A relatively new study (one of the largest ever to focus on contagious yawning), was published online at PLOS ONE. It found that young people are more apt to "catch" a yawn than older people.

328 participants were asked to watch a three-minute video of people yawning and to keep track of how many times they yawned. Of the 328 participants, 222 contagiously yawned.

While past research has linked empathy, time of day, and intelligence to yawning, the Duke University researchers found no such links.

Oh, and did you know that yawns are actually contagious for dogs, too? A study from the University of Tokyo found dogs yawn more when their owners yawn compared to when strangers do.

Let us know how far you got without yawning in the comments below ... we're going back to bed.

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Judith April 05 2014 at 4:09 PM

Made it through Round 1 through sheer will power. After that, forget it - I yawned a total of four times.

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suziebisback April 05 2014 at 1:06 PM

I made it through... but maybe wouldn't have made it if I was watching all this in person. I guess I need to make a trip to the zoo... LOL

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Sandra Miller April 05 2014 at 12:55 PM

I was laughing too hard to yawn!

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tmccull52 April 05 2014 at 12:43 PM

I yawned during the stupid commercial that played before the video. Does that count?

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margaret April 05 2014 at 12:38 PM

Stupid, but cute. The koala is the best.

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yankeeengineer April 05 2014 at 12:30 PM

made through the animal video but yawned repeatedly when watching people yawn

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dreamer7980 April 05 2014 at 12:21 PM

That was soooo cute, I didn't yawn though.

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belldn3 April 05 2014 at 12:07 PM

What the hell did I just watch?

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certmuff April 05 2014 at 12:03 PM

I didn't yawn- but when a human yawns I absolutely do- don't know why

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joeyvcheeks April 05 2014 at 11:54 AM

i didnt yawn at all.......... because it was so stinking cute!

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