http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IzW72ICkWRc Here is the video of it.I was just taking it apart when I took the lead of the resitor that goes to 0v out and then it started to flicker so i taped it a little and made it work like this.
"floating pins" is a usual explination for "touch" events.
please explain beacuse i am a complete newbie at this all.
Do a search on 'floating inputs' theres a ton of information out there on it. Needless to say its normal behaviour.
Connecting an LED directly across the pins as you have it in the video is a good way of damaging the Arduino. Its pointless anyway as there is already a correctly wired LED for pin 13 already on the board.