# if you are among the 98% or the 2%

Discussion in 'ten-forward' started by musicman, Jan 28, 2006.

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1. ### musicmanRegistered Member

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Note: This is really weird.
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! 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

3 + 56

89 + 2

12 + 53

75 + 26

25 + 52

63 + 32

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

Come on, one more...

123 + 5

QUICK! THINK ABOUT A COLOR AND A TOOL!

Scroll further to the bottom...

A bit more.

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.

If you do not believe this, pass it around and you'll see.

2. ### WSFuserRegistered Member

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i thought of a blue hammer so i guess im part of that 2%

3. ### zapjbRegistered Member

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I thought of a red spade. Where you'd get this? I'd like to read about it.

4. ### GrumbleRegistered Member

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I thought of a green rake, so I must be totally weird.

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I have a blue hammer, never owned a red one. What does that tell you.

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blue wrench...

8. ### FirecatRegistered Member

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I thought of a small yellow hammer.....Guess I'm amongst the 2% then.

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Red Axe

11. ### ftwynne59Registered Member

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Cerise Masonry Drill......must make an urgent call to the shrink...

12. ### zapjbRegistered Member

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OK I repeat. Where did this quiz come from? I want to read about it.

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15. ### zapjbRegistered Member

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I searched some of those links. Not I what I am looking for. I'm looking either for a scientific explanation or the trick behind it.

16. ### Alphalutra1Registered Member

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I thought red, then hammer and drill came simultaneously into my mind

17. ### ~*Nat*~Registered Member

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LOL! You seem very headstrong !

Wanting to know exactly how things work !
Good thing.

Uhm...whenever you DO find out....please let me know too.

18. ### SpikeyBRegistered Member

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Is this link any good? http://www.thecorpuscle.com/2005/07/index.html about 4/5ths of the way down.

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Thanks SpikeyB. That's it!

20. ### erikguyRegistered Member

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I guess most everyone at Wilders are self-thinkers!! (Definitely a good thing) They don't do what's cool or popular just because everyone else is doing it. I find people that think outside-of-the-box and for themselves alone are really cool.

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22. ### SSKRegistered Member

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Yellow hammer

23. ### NGRhodesRegistered Member

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Silver hacksaw (I was using one yesterday whilst doing some DIY).

24. ### Mele20Former Poster

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Red lawnmower.

My first thought was "what kind of tool"? Computer tool? General tool for the house? Outdoor tool? Office tool? I was irritated that the question was way too general. Then "lawnmower" popped into my head. As for the color, I chose red because that is my favorite color.

That is a silly test and I can't believe 98% say red hammer. Hammer would have been way, way down on my list of tools. I rarely use one and don't even know if I have one presently. I haven't needed one in years. And since men pick blue as their favorite color (while women pick red), I doubt 98% would pick the color red. I don't believe the purported results for one second.

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RED adjustable wrench overhere.
(Must be a Dutch connection - who's got the white one? )

Happy to be among the 2% weirdo's - makes sense