Are you the 2% or 98% of the population?
Follow the instructions.
(NO PEEKING AHEAD!) Free will or synaptic wiring? You be the judge.
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 (but not too fast, you might miss something).
THINK of a number from 1 to 10 – got it?
scroll down until you see the next instruction
MULTIPLY that number by 9 – scroll down
If the number is a 2-digit number, ADD the digits together – scroll down
Now SUBTRACT 5 – scroll down
DETERMINE which letter in the alphabet corresponds to the number
you ended up with (example: 1=a, 2=b, 3=c,etc.) – scroll down
THINK of a country that starts with that letter – scroll down
THINK of the last letter of the name of that country – scroll down
THINK of the name of an animal that starts with that letter – scroll down
REMEMBER the last letter in the name of that animal – scroll down
THINK of the name of a fruit that starts with that letter – scroll down
Are you thinking of a Kangaroo in Denmark eating an Orange?
I told you this was FREAKY!! At least for me it was. If not for you, 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 eating oranges when given this exercise. Freaky, huh?