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The horror movie character Michael Myers is famous for playing dead as a survival and hunting tactic. 01:15
Thanatosis (also tonic immobility) is the name for the "playing dead" in the natural world. 01:59
Playing can be used by animals for survival or predatory purposes. 03:31