Brain Teaser

Discussion in 'Off-Topic Chat' started by LeDragon, Aug 9, 2005.

  1. LeDragon

    LeDragon Active Member

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    This is doing the rounds at my work at the moment - we like to keep busy in the council! ;)

    Apparently 98% of people will come up with the same answer at the end of this test:

    At the end of this message, you are asked a question. Answer it immediately. Don't stop and think about it. Just say the first thing that pops into your mind.

    This is a fun "test"... AND kind of spooky at the same time!

    Now.. just follow the instructions as quickly as possible.

    Do not go to the next calculation before you have finished the previous one..

    You do not ever need to write or remember the answers, just do it using your mind. You'll be surprised.

    Start:

    How much is:

    15 + 6

    >>> > >

    3 + 56

    >>> > >

    89 + 2

    >>> > >

    12 + 53

    >>> > >

    75 + 26

    >>> > >

    25 + 52

    >>> > >

    63 + 32

    >>> > >

    123 + 5

    >>> > >

    >>> > >

    >>> > >

    >>> > >

    >>> > >

    >>> > >

    >>> > >

    >>> > >

    >>> > > QUICK! THINK ABOUT A COLOUR AND A TOOL!

    >>> > >

    >>> > >

    >>> > >

    >>> > >

    >>> > >

    >>> > >

    >>> > >

    >>> > >

    >>> > >

    You just thought about a red hammer, didn't you?

    >>> > >

    >>> > >

    >>> > >If this is not your answer, you are among 2% of people who have a

    >>> > different, if not abnormal, mind.

    >>> > >

    >>> > >

    >>> > >98% of the folks would answer a red hammer while doing this exercise.

    >>> > >

     
  2. Big Twigge

    Big Twigge Active Member

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    Nobody else though of a green spanner then?
     
  3. The Cornet King

    The Cornet King Active Member

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    I was almost there...yellow hammer...hmmm, I think abnormal is probably a good description.
     
  4. Darth_Tuba

    Darth_Tuba Active Member

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    Red hammer for me.
     
  5. Bryan_sop

    Bryan_sop Active Member

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    Orange spanner for me
     
  6. ratley

    ratley Member

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    Ooops! Blue screwdriver....
     
  7. sudcornet

    sudcornet Member

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    Red Hammer!!!! ....Yay....Told you I was normal........now, if you wouldn't mind telling the man with the keys to let me out of this room with the quilted walls..........I promise not to eat any more of the neighbours kids..........well...after I've finished this one.






    Sud.
     
  8. Magic Flute

    Magic Flute Supporting Member

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    Red hammer!!! Obviously normal then!:)

    So how does it work? :confused:
     
  9. meandmycornet

    meandmycornet Active Member

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    :oops: errmmm pink ruler anybody??

    hehe i'd always choose pink if asked a colour and I got confused over the whole tool think, and theres a ruler on the desk in front of me! I am sane.... HONEST!!
     
  10. Big Twigge

    Big Twigge Active Member

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    Yey! A fellow spanner lover!
     
  11. WoodenFlugel

    WoodenFlugel Moderator Staff Member

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    Blue Screwdriver for me too :D
     
  12. Will the Sec

    Will the Sec Active Member

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    I'm always doubtful of phrases that include % figures when the source of the figure reached is not stated.

    A very wise man* once said "95% of Man Utd Supporters have never been to Manchester" and "82% of all statistics are made up on the spot."

    *Any takers on this?
     
  13. Key2207

    Key2207 Member

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    Blue hammer (almost there!):)
     
  14. Griffin

    Griffin Active Member

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    I got Yellow Hammer too!
     
  15. LeDragon

    LeDragon Active Member

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    I just posted what I'd been sent on my e-mail - I took it as just being a bit of fun, I wasn't really bothered about the sources of the statistics used....
     
  16. Andy_Euph

    Andy_Euph Active Member

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    Red Spanner so half i'm half abnormal
     
  17. Sellers_Bird

    Sellers_Bird Active Member

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    blue screwdriver for me... hmmm
     
  18. Chris Sanders

    Chris Sanders Active Member

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    Now as a Mancunian, I can back this one up...


    Oh and...


    Orange, Black & Decker 24v Firestorm... My favourite drill...
     

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  19. bigmamabadger

    bigmamabadger Active Member

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    I had a blue saw...

    I think we can safely say that most banders are at best only semi-normal on the basis of this test...
    BMB
    xx
     
  20. euphiwoo

    euphiwoo Member

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    nobody get a red trowel then?????????????????????????
     
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