## Mind Tricks (not for weak hearted)

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chesslo
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### Mind Tricks (not for weak hearted)

i want to share something with you, hope you like it

follow the instructions below:

DON'T scroll down too fast, do it slowly and follow the instructions below exactly, do the math in your head as fast as you can. It may help to say the answers aloud quietly and don't scroll down until answering question ( do not cheat or you will spoil it)

FOLLOW these instructions one at a time and as QUICKLY as you can!

What is:

2+2?

4+4?

8+8?

16+16?

Quick! Pick a number between 12 and 5.

Got it?

The number you picked was 7.

Just follow these instructions, and answer the questions one at a time and as quickly as you can! Don't advance until you've done each of them. Now, ARROW down, but not too fast, you might miss something.........

What is:

1+5

2+4

3+3

4+2

5+1

Now repeat saying the number 6 to yourself as fast as you can for 10 seconds. Then scroll down.

QUICK!!! THINK OF A VEGETABLE! Then arrow down.

You're thinking of a carrot.

If not....
you're among the 2% of the population whose minds are warped enough to think of something else. 98% of people will answer 'carrot' when given this exercise.
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I said "peanut". HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA!!!!

I'd better get my brain checked...
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did you get the first one right?
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Yes.
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chesslo
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cool, you are the first one in this forum to do this mind game
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it did not work for me in both cases. my number was 6 and my vegetable was iceberg lettuce
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I thought on 8 and broccoli
Maybe it only works if your native language is English?
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My number was six but my vegetable was a carrot
chesslo
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origami_8 wrote:I thought on 8 and broccoli
Maybe it only works if your native language is English?
umm, maybe
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Actually my number was 7...maybe by coincidence.
But the vegetable was cucumber .
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When I had to pick a number between 12 and 5 I first thought about 15, but then I was like... oh wait, I can't do that.

At the vegetables I first thought of a tomato and then the carrot, but because I thought the 'quiz' would expect me to think about the tomato first I decided that I should think about carrots. So in a way, that question did work for me.

These 'quizzes' pop up every now and then on every forum, and somehow everyone happens to be among the 2% of the population that think about something else. Kind of loses its credibility then, doesn't it?
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nice! i got 8 and a carrot. why the carrot! has it something to do with color?
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Anyone know the proportion of the population that guess 7 for a number and carrot for a vegetable when they haven't been doing silly sums in their heads? I kind of doubt it's substantially different...
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Quote from http://www.newscientist.com/article/mg16422087.300.html
3. If you do a similar experiment asking people to name a vegetable with no preamble, the response is fairly random with peas and potatoes being the most common.
Apparently there is a difference (if you can trust any studies on that subject...)
So long and keep folding ^_^
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Well, I don't know about the carrot one, but 'Choose a number between 12 and 5' makes you think of 7 at first because 12-5=7. Since you have been doing fast math leading up to the question you subconsciously think of 7 first.