## WEIRD

Sep 01, 1998 02:10 PM
by JRC

```OK folks ... I've been on the internet since the days when it's only
participants were people working on nuclear weaponry (though I'm not
supposed to say what I was doing on it at the time (-:), and I've certainly
seen my share of strange things,  but *this* has got to be one of the
strangest things that's ever come across my screen ....... have fun
...... -JRC

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>>>This little Jedi mind trick is kinda freaky, till you think
>>>about it a little while. Then it's even more weird. Just 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 say
>>the
>>>answers aloud quietly!! > >  >>>>> >> >> >
>>>
>>>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?
>>>
>>>Now scroll down...
>>>
>>>The number you picked was 7, right?
>>>
>>>Isn't that weird???
>>>
>>>Free will or synaptic wiring? You be the judge.  Check out the
>>>following
>>>exercise, guaranteed to freak you out.
>>>
>>>There's no trick or surprise. Just follow these instructions,
>>>and answer the questions one at a time and as quickly as you can!
>>Again, as
>>>quickly as you can but don't advance until you've done
>>>each of
>>>them...really. 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 15
>>>seconds. Then scroll down.
>>>
>>>QUICK!!! THINK OF A VEGETABLE! Then arrow down.
>>>
>>>Keep going.
>>>
>>>You're thinking of a carrot right?
>>>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 with carrot when
>>>given this exercise. Freaky, huh?
```