The obtained distribution of scores deviated radically from the predictions, with no participants breaking off before the 300-volt shock level, and 26 obeying the orders of the experimenter to continue giving shocks up to the 450-volt maximum. During the experiment, participants typically showed signs of extreme tension. Participants were observed to sweat, tremble, stutter, bite their lips, groan and dig their fingernails into their flesh. Fourteen of the participants showed signs of nervous laughter and smiling, while three experienced full-blown, uncontrollable seizures. Comments made by deviant participants at the point at which they broke off suggested high levels of agitation and even anger.