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Crazy mind trick


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#61 dvno   Members   -  Reputation: 503

Posted 12 December 2004 - 11:46 AM

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Original post by I Like Bread
If do the same thing with the number 6, and ask the name of a vegetable, most people say "carrot". Most others say "cucumber".



Yeah someone did a similiar trick on me but with number 16. I think these "stupid tasks" are not to just to clear your mind. For this trick someone told me it has to do with our mind associating the numbers with words. 6 and 16 carat are standard measures of gold. Thus "most" people subconsiously associate the numbers 6 and 16 with the word "carat". And when suddenly asked a question supposedly CARAT is the first word that comes to mind, and it sounds like the vegetable CARROT, which is why the question is "Name A Vegatable". But don't quote me on this.

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#62 danbrown   Members   -  Reputation: 255

Posted 12 December 2004 - 11:46 AM

I think my mind is broken. I said blue wrench. Not odd at first glance, but I don't remember ever actually using the word 'wrench' in my life. I use spanner instead but I was trying to think fast and it is the first tool I thought of.

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#63 Lode   Members   -  Reputation: 982

Posted 12 December 2004 - 12:34 PM

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You were thinking about a CARROT, weren't you!?!
Really weird, right!?!?!


No, it was a tomato

#64 RipTorn   Members   -  Reputation: 722

Posted 12 December 2004 - 12:55 PM

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FAST!!! THINK OF A VEGETABLE!



turnip!!!


[sad]


ohh well.

the hammer worked [smile]
cheers for freaking me out.

#65 silencer-   Members   -  Reputation: 223

Posted 12 December 2004 - 01:04 PM

Blue screwdriver as well.

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Original post by ontheheap
You were thinking about a CARROT, weren't you!?!

Orange. I think the color mind-trick screwed this one up for me because I recall answering carrot to this before.

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#66 Drakkcon   Members   -  Reputation: 612

Posted 12 December 2004 - 02:30 PM

Umm....I said gray sword. geez.

WTF is a spanner?

#67 cowsarenotevil   Crossbones+   -  Reputation: 2107

Posted 12 December 2004 - 02:43 PM

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Say calf calf calf calf calf calf then tell me what cows drink.


*beats face*

Well, I only thought of milk for a fleeting moment...

#68 Drakkcon   Members   -  Reputation: 612

Posted 12 December 2004 - 02:44 PM

you're supposed to say "silksilksilksilksilksilk WHAT DO COWS DRINK!!!!!?!?!!!". Trust me, it works better.

#69 kSquared   Members   -  Reputation: 1356

Posted 12 December 2004 - 02:50 PM

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FAST!!! THINK OF A VEGETABLE!
You were thinking about a CARROT, weren't you!?!
Really weird, right!?!?!

Sorry. Brussel sprouts. I hate them with a passion.

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#70 aftermath   Banned   -  Reputation: 100

Posted 12 December 2004 - 03:47 PM

Blue drill (drill used as a verb :P)

#71 Ainokea   Members   -  Reputation: 435

Posted 12 December 2004 - 03:48 PM

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you're supposed to say "silksilksilksilksilksilk WHAT DO COWS DRINK!!!!!?!?!!!". Trust me, it works better.

Thats what it was. I got forgot what it was and the only thing I could come up with was calf.
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#72 Zahlman   Moderators   -  Reputation: 1682

Posted 12 December 2004 - 04:29 PM

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Original post by snisarenko
Quote:
Original post by I Like Bread
If do the same thing with the number 6, and ask the name of a vegetable, most people say "carrot". Most others say "cucumber".


Yeah someone did a similiar trick on me but with number 16. I think these "stupid tasks" are not to just to clear your mind. For this trick someone told me it has to do with our mind associating the numbers with words. 6 and 16 carat are standard measures of gold.


Except they aren't; 10, 14 and 18 are standard measures of gold fraction (24 carat = pure). However, the symbol you get with shift + 6 key is a "caret", for what that's worth. Also, "carrot" has six letters. But most likely, carrots just come to mind first for most people regardless, because they're a common/popular enough veggie. And I've never heard the version with number 16.

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Thus "most" people subconsiously associate the numbers 6 and 16 with the word "carat". And when suddenly asked a question supposedly CARAT is the first word that comes to mind, and it sounds like the vegetable CARROT, which is why the question is "Name A Vegatable". But don't quote me on this.


Anyway, I Like Bread's mention of the trick is not first in the thread. And for what it's worth, I get celery. (And why anyone comes up with cucumber is entirely beyond me.

#73 nes8bit   Members   -  Reputation: 275

Posted 12 December 2004 - 04:35 PM

orange knife O___O

#74 Doc   Members   -  Reputation: 586

Posted 12 December 2004 - 05:17 PM

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I think my mind is broken. I said blue wrench.


OMGOMGOMG you're stealing my thoughts!

In other words, that's what I thought of, too.

#75 mattd   Members   -  Reputation: 1078

Posted 12 December 2004 - 08:48 PM

Purple monkey dishwasher.

#76 zer0wolf   Members   -  Reputation: 1018

Posted 12 December 2004 - 08:53 PM

Orange saw.

Actually, somebody told me about this like a year ago.
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#77 JD   Members   -  Reputation: 208

Posted 12 December 2004 - 11:08 PM

red hammer for me. Had a good scare. For cow I chose water and for vegetable cucumber because someone mentioned it before. White hoe, LOL!

#78 Riviera Kid   Members   -  Reputation: 100

Posted 12 December 2004 - 11:33 PM

the numbers are there for you to clear your mind.

red spanner




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