From: Elias Vamvakas
Sent: Friday, September 18, 1998 8:46 AM
To: TLC - World
Subject: fun
Jedi Mind Trick
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:
Scroll down, but not too quickly. You will be asked a series
of simple math questions. Try to do the math in your head as
fast as you can.
It may help to 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.