## Friday, December 26, 2008

### Spooky quiz - try it

At the end of this message, you are asked a question.

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! Give it a try, then e-mail it around (including back to me) and you'll see how many people you know fall into the same percentage as you. Be sure to put in the subject line 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

21

3 + 56

59

89 + 2

91

12 + 53

65

75 + 26

101

25 + 52

77

63 + 32

95

I know! Calculations are hard work, but it's! nearly over..

Come on, one more! ...

123 + 5

128

QUICK! THINK ABOUT A COLOUR AND A TOOL!

Now look at the first comment for the answer....

Donald Clark said...

Red hammer - weird or what?

mike said...

I'm with you on the red but I said saw instead of hammer. Merry Christmas.

Mark S said...

I thought red screwdriver. Close enough...I guess.

Donald Clark said...

Hi Donald, I got purple hammer.

Merry Christmas!

Stephen Downes said...

Yup. red hammer.

Blogger In Middle-earth said...

Weird.

But I got a Green Hammer.
What's with clour and the hammer?

Catchya later

jay said...

Um, I thought "Red screwdriver." Guess I'm not the one in 25 or whatever who will think you're a mind reader.

I thought of orange hammer...what was the "correct" (i.e., popular) answer?

Anonymous said...

Erm.. Yes. Red hammer!
Weird, indeed.

David Jennings said...

No shit!

Anonymous said...

Blue colour and I thought of a calculator. Wishing you a happy New year and thanks for all these very enlightening posts. You are adding immensely to the learning of others.

Regards
Rina

Anonymous said...

Paul Angileri said...

Haha, I thought of an orange hammer.

Jason Allen said...

I got Blue Hammer, where does that leave me?

The upsycho said...

I was deeply impressed, until I tested this on my son who said 'orange spanner'. Hmmm.

Tony Karrer said...

I thought of blue calculator. I wonder how many had red hammer.

John Wootton UK said...

Red Hammer ... very strange

Mike Slater said...

Blue hammer
Wierd!
Maybe its just that hammers and screwdrivers are the most common tols people use. Perhaps we'd get the same answers irrespective of the quiz quesions.

magz said...

Monkey wrench, blue

Jon said...

Green hand-fork!

(My motto: "If they give you lined paper, write the other way".)

Anonymous said...

orange screwdriver said my son, blue saw for me. Doet that make us special?

Rob Ainsley said...

Grey saw...???

Anonymous said...

blue hammer, too.

Kaethe said...

red pencil

interesting

Anonymous said...

black chainsaw, creepy, i admit it, am a freak and a half and proud