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## 2% or 98%

 2% 160 (your vote) 98% 97 Total Votes: 257
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tedger

Posts: 2462

 Posted: 02:29PM Jun 10, 2007

Are you part of the 2% or 98% of the population?

* Do the following exercise, guaranteed to raise an eyebrow.

* 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, scroll down

Think of a number from 1 to 10

Multiply that number by 9

If the number is a 2-digit number, add the digits together

Now subtract 5

Determine which letter in the alphabet corresponds to the number you ended up with
(example: 1=a, 2=b, 3=c,etc.)

Think of a country that starts with that letter.

Remember the last letter of the name of that country.

Think of the name of an animal that starts with that letter.

Remember the last letter in the name of that animal.

Think of the name of a fruit that starts with that letter.

Are you thinking of a Kangaroo in Denmark eating an Orange?

If not, you're among the 2% of the population whose minds are different enough to think of something else. 98% of people will answer with kangaroos in Denmark when given this exercise. So, are you usual or unusual?

"Art is never finished, only abandoned." -Leonardo da Vinci
LeafFan4life

Posts: 867

 Posted: 03:09PM Jun 10, 2007

well it is designed for you to always get a multiple of nine to get D its similar to this, o ya and i am part of the 98% who sed that but i never sed kangaroo i said king crab.

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LegalMumboJumbo

Posts: 1381

 Posted: 05:52PM Jun 10, 2007

hehhehehe, I said koala with an apricot, hehehehehehehehe

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This has been done to me before

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tedger

Posts: 2462

 Posted: 08:38PM Jun 10, 2007

Yes there is no trick in the math part (you will always get 9 which gets you to 4) the challenge is in the words you use.

"Art is never finished, only abandoned." -Leonardo da Vinci
LeafFan4life

Posts: 867

 Posted: 08:42PM Jun 10, 2007

yes it kind of makes you think quicker
Fomi_luvs_RENT

Posts: 2856

 Posted: 08:53PM Jun 10, 2007

Deutschland, Deer, Raspberry

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cowman12

Posts: 4788

 Posted: 06:20AM Jun 11, 2007

Dominican Republic, Cow, Watermelon
HarryPutter

Posts: 2931

 Posted: 07:03AM Jun 11, 2007

Disney Land, Dinosaur, Raisin(wait is disneyland a country?)

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brainster

Posts: 16362

 Posted: 07:35AM Jun 11, 2007

I thought of Denmark, Koala, Apple.

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Swordoffury1392

Posts: 1837

 Posted: 06:58PM Jun 11, 2007

same as brainster!

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brainster

Posts: 16362

 Posted: 12:23AM Jun 12, 2007

That's cool SoF! We're Denmark-Koala-Apple twins!

The tools of the mind can be wrongly used, but the mind possesses no wrong tools.
GebbieRose

Posts: 3421

 Posted: 04:24PM Jun 13, 2007

That was fun! My rooster is eating raspberries in Madagascar!

"It is not the length of life, but depth of life." ~Ralph Waldo Emerson
tedger

Posts: 2462

 Posted: 04:27PM Jun 13, 2007

How did you get a M?

"Art is never finished, only abandoned." -Leonardo da Vinci
GebbieRose

Posts: 3421

 Posted: 04:34PM Jun 13, 2007

Oops! Too hasty? The country's always going to begin with a D. Probably would have been a Denmark-Koala-Apricot (yum!).

"It is not the length of life, but depth of life." ~Ralph Waldo Emerson
ajcham

Posts: 13

 Posted: 05:58AM Jun 14, 2007

Ha, I got the same as Cowman.

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Trickster1992

Posts: 14515

 Posted: 09:09AM Jun 14, 2007

I'm in the 2 percent. 7 * 9 = 63, 6 + 3 = 9, - 4 = 5, England, Duck, Kiwi.

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tedger

Posts: 2462

 Posted: 10:24AM Jun 14, 2007

You were supposed to subtract 5 not 4 which would give you a D not E.

"Art is never finished, only abandoned." -Leonardo da Vinci
phrebh

Posts: 1870

 Posted: 02:04PM Jun 14, 2007

That just means he's in the 2% that got the math wrong.

Never send a linguist to do a physicist's work.
LeafFan4life

Posts: 867

 Posted: 03:05PM Jun 14, 2007

lol
Harmony_Girl

Posts: 1809

 Posted: 09:39PM Jun 14, 2007

Nice one phrebh!

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