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Are you in this 98% of the population

I know it's an oldie.... but still gave me a laugh today...

Check out 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, arrow down (but not too fast, you might miss something).........

What is: 1+5





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 different
enough to think of something else. 98% of people will answer with
carrot when given this exercise. Freaky, huh?

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Guess I'm unique.

*Waits for the "Tomato: Vegetable or Fruit" argument.*

Hey, it's the first thing that came to mind.

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I thought of squash....

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I did the Tomato answer, as well.

The reason why we did tomato and squash (and subsequently carrot) is because there's 6 letters in the word. It's because you've programmed your mind with the number of 6 so quickly, that your brain grabs the first vegetable that it recognizes as having that number of letters in it's name.

Other possible answers could include celery, potato, squash, tomato and carrot. I'm sure there's others that I've missed.

The same could be held true for the number of 5 or 7.

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Acutally nothing came to mind... lol

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Guess I'm different


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saying 6 so many times the first thing i thought of was a "apple" than "tomato" lol beat that

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I also said tomato

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celery here ...

also 6 letters ...

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Onion is what I thought of..

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Said Carrot

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I said carrot too. You other 2% sure are weirdos.

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I said broccoli. But I already knew I am weird so it's OK.

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i said broccoli =/

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