it always amazes me how much people do what they are told..... Both things were counterintuitive, but they obeyed orders, amazing how often people do.
Social dymanics. If humans didn't have that ability to be unquestioningly led, we'd have likely died out aeons ago. People think it's a weakness but it's actually our greatest strength. We can't really run, we're a bit shit in the water, and we can't fly, but put a bunch of us together and we'll go to the moon (supposedly).