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Fwd: Mind Games

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Larry Cox (L_J_Cox)
Fri, 12 Feb 1999 16:35:06 -0700


> > > Try these...there are three...see if you are "status
>quo"
> > >
> > >
> > >
> > > DON'T scroll down too fast- do it slowly and follow the
>instructions
> > below
> > > exactly, 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:
> > >
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> > >
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> > > 2+2?
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> > > 4+4?
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> > > 8+8?
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> > > 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
> > >
> > >
> > >
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> > >
> > >
> > >
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> > >
> > > 5+1
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> > >
> > >
> > >
> > >
> > >
> > >
> > >
> > > Now repeat saying the number 6 to yourself
> > > as fast as you can for 15 seconds.
> > >
> > >
> > >
> > >
> > > Then scroll down.
> > >
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> > >
> > >
> > >
> > >
> > >
> > >
> > >
> > >
> > >
> > >
> > >
> > > QUICK!!! THINK OF A VEGETABLE! Then arrow down.
> > >
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> > >
> > >
> > >
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> > >
> > > Keep going.
> > >
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> > >
> > > 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.
> > > Freaky, huh?
> > >
> > >
> > >
> > >
> > >
> > >
> > > Here is another one
> > > DON'T CHEAT BY SCROLLING DOWN FIRST!
> > > It only takes 30 seconds. Work this out as you read.
> > > Don't read the bottom until you've worked it out!
> > >
> > >
> > >
> > >
> > >
> > > 1. First of all, pick the number of days a week
>that you would
> > > like to eat out.
> > >
> > >
> > >
> > >
> > >
> > >
> > >
> > >
> > >
> > >
> > >
> > > 2. Multiply this number by 2.
> > >
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> > > 3. Add 5.
> > >
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> > > 4. Multiply it by 50.
> > >
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> > >
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> > >
> > >
> > > 5. If you have already had your birthday this
>year add 1749.
> > > If you haven't, add 1748.
> > >
> > >
> > >
> > >
> > >
> > >
> > >
> > >
> > >
> > > 6. Now subtract the four digit year that you
>were born.
> > >
> > >
> > >
> > >
> > >
> > >
> > >
> > > SEE BELOW
> > >
> > >
> > >
> > >
> > >
> > >
> > >
> > > You should now have a three digit number:
> > >
> > >
> > >
> > >
> > >
> > >
> > >
> > >
> > >
> > > The first digit of this was your original number
> > > (i.e. how many times you want to go out each week).
> > >
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> > > The second two digits are your age
> > >
> > >
> > >
> > >
> > >
> > >
> > > This is the only year (1999) it will ever work,
> > > so spread the fun around while it lasts...
> > >
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