Brain Test


This just in from the “Quirky Internet Tricks” Department.

Update:  Fun but fails for most!

It’s fun and only takes a moment, so please try and let me know the result in the comments.

Begin the 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’ …

See if you are among the 98% or the 2%. You’ll understand what that means after you finish taking the ‘test…’ 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
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21

3 + 56
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59

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89 + 2

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91

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12 + 53

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65
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75 + 26
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101
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25 + 52
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77
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* 63 + 32

95

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I know! Calculations are hard work,

but it’s nearly over..

Come on, one more! ….

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123 + 5

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128

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QUICK! THINK ABOUT
A COLOR AND A TOOL!

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Scroll further to the bottom….
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A bit more…




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You just thought about a red hammer, didn’t you?
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Discussion of this trick:
http://en.allexperts.com/q/Urban-Legends-3056/2008/2/2-98-red-hammer.htm

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About JoeDuck

Internet Travel Guy, Father of 2, small town Oregon life. BS Botany from UW Madison Wisconsin, MS Social Sciences from Southern Oregon. Top interests outside of my family's well being are: Internet Technology, Online Travel, Globalization, China, Table Tennis, Real Estate, The Singularity.
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6 Responses to Brain Test

  1. bytehead says:

    Blue ladder. I fail.

  2. JoeDuck says:

    Ha – it’s pretty unimpressive if it does not work! I think the blog post format may be wrong. I tried this by voice and it worked on another person.

  3. RichieP says:

    Yep, red hammer. Very good 🙂

  4. raftman says:

    Green lawnmower, which obviously is not a tool, but it was the first thing that popped into my head. I fail on multiple fronts.

    • JoeDuck says:

      THANKS to those who tried this. Clearly … it works less than 98% of the time, though it does make sense that “red hammer” would be the most common combo name.

      But even if “red” is half and “hammer” is half, you’d only get that combo 1/4th of the time.

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