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Old 12-27-2005, 01:05 AM
LBJ LBJ is offline
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Default Almost scary mind reading game....try it

I read at this board daily and never seen this, but apoligize if it has been posted. A friend just sent me this, and it read my mind on all 3 quizzes. Some of you may have done this already, since I know a lot of people here love Ebaum's World.

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Post the results after you try it.
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Old 12-27-2005, 01:06 AM
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If this is one of those screams at you flash things you are so gay in advance.
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Old 12-27-2005, 01:10 AM
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It's not a flash thing, and it's really weird. It absolutely nailed the first two for me, and on the third, I thought pink hammer, and it guessed red hammer. Anyone know what psychological principles are at work here?
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Old 12-27-2005, 01:15 AM
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Anyone know what psychological principles are at work here?

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I would think that because you are supposed to be answering math problems quickly, when you see "pick between 12 and 5" your brain just automatically does a math problem as "12-5=7". That can be the only logical reason it's "between 12 and 5" and not the other way around.
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Old 12-27-2005, 01:21 AM
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Anyone know what psychological principles are at work here?

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I would think that because you are supposed to be answering math problems quickly, when you see "pick between 12 and 5" your brain just automatically does a math problem as "12-5=7". That can be the only logical reason it's "between 12 and 5" and not the other way around.

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That makes sense. However, that still doesn't explain why adding a bunch of numbers to 6 makes me think of a carrot, or why the number 3 leads to red/pink hammers.
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Old 12-27-2005, 01:42 AM
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Default Re: Almost scary mind reading game....try it

I think its more or less the most popular of each question. Carrot is the first vegtable I think of whenever. The hammer I have at home has a red handle. 7 is one of the most popular numbers for anyone.
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Old 12-27-2005, 01:25 AM
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Bah, it whiffed on all 3. I said 6, broccoli and blue screwdriver.
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Old 12-27-2005, 01:27 AM
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Bah, it whiffed on all 3. I said 6, broccoli and blue screwdriver.

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This is not good. I would see a doctor, preferably as soon as possible.
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Old 12-27-2005, 01:43 AM
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Default Re: Almost scary mind reading game....try it

it worked on the first one, but the connection is obvious. it didn't work for me on the last two, but i don't see why people would be inclined to get red hammer or carrot anyway.
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Old 12-27-2005, 01:41 AM
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The carrot works because 6 letters in carrot - just like the sum of the numbers. You store things in your brain by word length - 6 gets you to the right place.

Same for 3 and red. Not sure about the hammer part - 3*2?

The 12 and 5 didn't work for me.
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