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# Amazing test....

Chandra Sekhar
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it's just a simple funny calculation..At the end of this, you are asked a question.Answer it immediately. Don't stop and think about it.Just say the first thing that pops into your mind.Fun Test...This is kind of spooky!

Amazing test....just follow the instructions as quickly as possible.

Do not go to the next calculation before you have finished the
previous one.

You do not need to write or remember the answers, just do it using your mind.

You'll be surprised.

Start:

How much is :

15+6

3+56

89+2

12+53

75+26

25+52

63+32

I know! Calculations are hard work but it's nearly over.
Come on, one more.

123+5

QUICK! THINK ABOUT A TOOL AND A COLOUR!

Whic color came to your mind..and which tool...
Please post your replies..i will post the result of the test later today.Just for fun..nothing else..its said 98% of the people who had taken the test gave the same answer..hope it will be fun to find its true or not..

rgds
Chandrasekhar S.

Mani Ram
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Mmmm...what am I supposed to do with a Black Screwdriver?

Arjun Shastry
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I remember green colored leath machine.(and few isometric projections diagrams with professor's remarks on drawing sheet:"student has not followed the instructions properly")
[ June 18, 2004: Message edited by: Arjun Shastry ]

Joe King
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Or a red protractor?

Ernest Friedman-Hill
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Mr. S,

Welcome to JavaRanch!

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Jeffrey Hunter
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A red hammer. Anyone else on my wavelength?

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A blue sabre saw. Well, blue is my fav color & I'm currently working on some home improvement stuff & need to buy a sabre saw. So, I'd say that the response that people come up with will probably be influenced by their more immediate needs, concerns, thoughts etc. A month ago I probably would have picked a different tool.

Helen Thomas
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green tree pruner

Warren Dew
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A crescent wrench, silver.

Actually I didn't think of "silver" - I visualized a tool, a crescent wrench came up, and it was silver, just like all the crescent wrenches I've ever seen. (So maybe that's "chrome" instead of "silver" - is "chrome" a color?)

Gregg Bolinger
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blue hammer.

So far, the test doesn't seem very accurate in it's findings.

Paul McKenna
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Grey MS Paint

Ashok Mash
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Camouflage Lighting Gun.

Oh wait a sec, thats from Unreal! I should cut back on late night gaming!

Mark Spritzler
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A Yellow Drill.

Mark

Ernest Friedman-Hill
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Red screwdriver. It's right here on my desk.

Damien Howard
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Originally posted by Jeffrey Hunter:
A red hammer. Anyone else on my wavelength?

I also said red hammer

Richard Hawkes
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Red hammer too

Mapraputa Is
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Red hammer

Jim Yingst
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What, no sickle, Map?

Chandra Sekhar
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Hi freinds..

The result of test is said like this

"You have just thought about a red hammer, haven't you?..If this is not your answer you are among 2% of people who have a different if not abnormal mind > >98% of the folks would answer a red hammer while doing this exercise "

So from total of 17 replies we got only 4 with red hammer
(Mapraputa Is ,Richard Hawkes ,Damien Howard ,Jeffrey Hunter )

But Joe King and Ernest Friedman-Hill said color red .Gregg Bolinger said hammer

Others answered differently..(my answer was not red hammer..when i took this test)

So interpretation of the test result is left to my friends out here...

Thanks
Chandrasekhar
SCJP

Warren Dew
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Though I would never have guessed that Map was one of the few normal ones....

Mapraputa Is
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Jim: What, no sickle, Map

I had to look up "sickle" word, Jim. It wouldn't naturally occur to me.
[ June 18, 2004: Message edited by: Mapraputa Is ]

Jim Yingst
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Though I would never have guessed that Map was one of the few normal ones....

"Normal" in the sense of "perpendicular" I suppose. (Though I'm sure she'd prefer "orthogonal".)

Unfortunately I read the responses here before reading the quiz, so I had "red hammer" in mind before I took the quiz. I chose "purple compiler" just to be contrary, but I don't suppose mine is a valid data point for you.
[ June 18, 2004: Message edited by: Jim Yingst ]

Jim Yingst
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The 98% stat seems highly suspicious - I suspect it's made-up. (Much like the stats on the so-called Einstein puzzle in another thread.) Though I wonder if maybe the quiz was originally conducted in another format - e.g. spoken aloud? Perhaps it's something that works more strongly in audio than written form. Just guessing; no clue here really.

Helen Thomas
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So 98% wouldn't get into MENSA. They would be too....umm, ordinary.

Guess Jim's right. 98% looks highly suspicious.
The breakdown should be something like

2% - faultless (like TPs worms do think and get into politics)
80% - ordinary
18% - below nursery/kindergarten level (haven't progressed beyond using MSPaint and believe blindly on being told by M\$ it's a tool)

Chandra Sekhar
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i agree with Jim and Helen on the 98%...when i posted the test i expected that no one will come up with red hammer..but surprsingly 4 are there..need some pshycology professor to give us the importance of red and hammer...

rgds
Chandrasekhar
SCJP

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another side : Once completing the test the guys who have taken the test will look for some tool to hit the person who asked them to take the test..in that case ..hammer comes as a natural choice..

Helen Thomas
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Originally posted by Chandrasekhar S:
i agree with Jim and Helen on the 98%...

The honour is all Jim's ( Yes, there's a "u" in honour.)
I was just agreeing with him.

Jim Yingst
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The honour is all Jim's ( Yes, there's a "u" in honour.)

I accept the honor, but concede the 'u' to Helen.

Damien Howard
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Originally posted by Chandrasekhar S:
i agree with Jim and Helen on the 98%...when i posted the test i expected that no one will come up with red hammer..but surprsingly 4 are there..need some pshycology professor to give us the importance of red and hammer...

rgds
Chandrasekhar
SCJP

Hammer good, hammer smash. make red liquid flow. me like smash.

Stan James
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I saw this on the net a while ago and also said red hammer. Any explanation?

Greenhorn
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Red hammer.

Gail Schlentz
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Originally posted by Stan James:
I saw this on the net a while ago and also said red hammer. Any explanation?

Ya - me too... Out of all of us brains, surely someone knows WHY!??! (I don't...) :roll:

James Swan
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yep, red hammer also.
hmmm.

John Smith
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Ya - me too... Out of all of us brains, surely someone knows WHY!??! (I don't...)

My theory is that the hammer (or simply a piece of stone) was the first tool ever used by primordial men, so the thought of getting yet another hammer in Home Depot is in the genes of Homo Sapiens. I personally thought of a red screwdriver, which may blow my own theory away, but think of what was the second oldest tool used. Probably a stick. I recently watched a documentary about the behaviour of monkeys in the wild, and they showed one fishing the termites with a stick. Although the 98% result is probably exagerated, it may be convincing enough as the evidence for the Darwin's evolution theory.

The popular choice of color is a little more difficult to explain, but with a little stretch I could speculate about the fire and sex as the significant points of focus for our ansestors, which of course has not changed that much in the modern times. If there are women on Mars, and their vagina is blue, I bet the Martians would answer the question in the test correspondingly.

What I am really puzzled about is this test: count the number of times the letter "F" appears in the following text:

FINISHED FILES ARE THE
RESULT OF YEARS OF SCIENTIFIC
STUDY COMBINED WITH THE
EXPERIENCE OF YEARS

I tried three times and came up with the wrong answer every time. I finally had to put the entire thing into an editor and do a Search|Find for "F" to get the right answer. And how does one explain that?

Richard Hawkes
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Red Hammer ...

Jim Yingst
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[Stan]: I saw this on the net a while ago and also said red hammer. Any explanation?

Based on Damian's post, I'd have to consider the possibility that y'all are a bunch of dangerous psychotics.

[Eugene]: I tried three times and came up with the wrong answer every time. I finally had to put the entire thing into an editor and do a Search|Find for "F" to get the right answer. And how does one explain that?

Errr... perhaps you're just, well, kind of slow? I mean, I found all seven occurrances the first time. Anyone else?

R K Singh
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Originally posted by Eugene Kononov:
And how does one explain that?

If you are told to search pen, you wont look at pen-stand.. you might try to look for pen under toilet seat.

Sometimes obvious is too obvious.

Joe King
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Originally posted by Eugene Kononov:

What I am really puzzled about is this test: count the number of times the letter "F" appears in the following text:

FINISHED FILES ARE THE
RESULT OF YEARS OF SCIENTIFIC
STUDY COMBINED WITH THE
EXPERIENCE OF YEARS

I tried three times and came up with the wrong answer every time. I finally had to put the entire thing into an editor and do a Search|Find for "F" to get the right answer. And how does one explain that?

That really freaked me out - I read it twice, and got the results wrong twice (getting a different count each time). This is especially odd considering that I did a text search between the first and second attempt, so I knew how many to look for on the second count.

Chandra Sekhar
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quote:
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Originally posted by Eugene Kononov:

What I am really puzzled about is this test: count the number of times the letter "F" appears in the following text:

FINISHED FILES ARE THE
RESULT OF YEARS OF SCIENTIFIC
STUDY COMBINED WITH THE
EXPERIENCE OF YEARS

I tried three times and came up with the wrong answer every time. I finally had to put the entire thing into an editor and do a Search|Find for "F" to get the right answer. And how does one explain that?
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The explanation..(probably all of you have read..)

if one says the count of 'f' is three?....You r definitely male!!!

The MALE brain cannot process the word "OF".

Incredible or what?

Anyone who counts all six F's on the first go has a brain of a Female

rgds
Chandrasekhar
SCJP

Michael Ernest
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Late to the game, but I thought of a red screwdriver.

Gail Schlentz
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Originally posted by Chandrasekhar S:
quote:
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Anyone who counts all six F's on the first go has a brain of a Female