All Hearts are dead except those with knowledge... All those with knowledge are asleep except those who perform good actions... All those who perform good actions are deceived except those with sincerity... And all those with sincerity are in a constant state of anxiety... [Imam Shafi'i]

Monday, August 01, 2005

Is your mind normal?

Have you ever wondered if your mind is normal? Well, do this little mind exercise and find out! Free will or neurological wiring? You decide!

Try the following exercise, guaranteed to raise an eyebrow. There's no secret trick to it!

Just follow these instructions, and answer the questions one at a time and as quickly as you can.
Remember, do it as quickly as you can, but don't advance until you've done each of them.

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QUICK! THINK OF A VEGETABLE!Then scroll down...
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You're thinking of a carrot, right?
If not, you're among the 2% of the population whose minds are different enough to think something else. 98% of people will think of a carrot when they do this exercise!

17 Comments:

Blogger -iishii- said...

I wud've thought of something like cauliflower or eggplant, even aloo. But ami carrot bhabini. Yay! I'm different! And i'll assume, in a good way =D

5:47 pm

 
Blogger SnowMan said...

AAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAA!!! I thought carrot!!!! Oh man!! I feel NORMAL!!! NOT a good sign!!!!!

Oh man oh man oh man!

ok... i think ive gone into hyperventillation!!!!!!! I dont even know how to spell it!!!!!!

6:34 pm

 
Blogger ashes2ashes said...

I thought of an onion??!! That's definately weird! And how is this thing meant to work?

8:53 pm

 
Blogger eccentric_human said...

hey i thought of alooo.. (how cum so much similarity between me and ishi?). m i abnormal then? well, i don't care, I AM eccentric anyways. I feel good to be among the rest 2%

9:11 pm

 
Blogger fish out of the water said...

Amio carrot babhini. I thought of cucumber.

Yeay..I am different. That makes us unique, doesn't it Ishi?

9:15 pm

 
Blogger flynn.t said...

OK- this is definitely weird. My case is a bit more complicated- I thought of a mushroom, but when my sister asked me to say what it was, I blurted out broccoli. I know I'm different, but how would I explain this twist??
Maybe it's just the way Flynn thinks...

11:20 pm

 
Blogger -iishii- said...

lol, i guess we r all a bit weird and twisted (ahem flynn). And snowman is the only normal 1 here. My mum thought of begun as well and my sis sed carrot. So there u go, another normal person. I thought it was right until i tested it wif u ppl. Now i'm starting 2 think that the ppl who think of carrot are the diff 2% coz we r all 2 curry 2 think of other veges ;)

Piyaj, aloo, begun, ful kopi, shosha all have a curry tinge to it. Now carrot definately duznt. And 4 flynns case, neither mushroom nor brocolli has anything curry abt it. Hmmmm........

6:13 pm

 
Blogger Emu said...

hehe, i know for a fact that my mind is not normal... hence this comment came b4 i did the test.... harrrdy har harrrr

6:44 pm

 
Blogger :_AnoNymUs_: said...

i did the test b4 and i thought of carrot so i forced myself to think bitroot. lol

6:59 pm

 
Blogger *-Miha-* said...

hey me anika and snowman r all normal! weird test!

6:39 am

 
Blogger ***~~mou dake~~*** said...

i thought of a tomato at first. but then thought, that tomato isnt a very good choice, so then thought of cucumber like doe. but i think i thought of these two cause i cut them earlier to make salad? hm.......definitely confusing

9:35 am

 
Blogger eccentric_human said...

I echo ishi again. I bet the result is opposite, those who think 'carrot' are the 2% abnormal.

4:27 pm

 
Blogger -iishii- said...

HAHAHA, astonishing results ppl! I must say i have the weirdest frends ever - but dont worry, 4 me thats a good thing =D

5:58 pm

 
Blogger fish out of the water said...

I think those who are young thinks of carrot..like snowman, lamz and anika. Don't know about Malihas age, I guess she is in their age group too.

And we oldies have twisted (and better perhaps)imaginations, so we thought of something else. Gotta tell zumzum to try it.

9:06 pm

 
Blogger SnowMan said...

Old people are just SOOOOOO full of them selves. They think themselves better just because they've lived longer!!!!

Well, me anika and Maliha (who's dat??) are the special ones!!!!

4:50 pm

 
Blogger HijabiPrincess said...

hm... i think i am "semi normal"... hahaha. when i was told to think of a vegie... i had to shake my head coz it was all blank! then the first thing i thought was "pui shak"... i couldnt think of the english name for pui shak, so shook my head again and came up with carrot... hahahaha.

1:46 pm

 
Blogger -iishii- said...

Sadia re sadia, ki ar bolbo, u have proven urself to be fob 2 the max! haha, jokes =P, pui shak? Thats definately not semi normal (thinking of carrot 2nd duznt count). Dont worry hardly any1 here is normal according 2 this test.

5:19 pm

 

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