2002-10-16 – Decontruction of another mind control email

> > > TAKE A TEST > > > > > > 2% or 98% > > > This is strange…can you figure it out? > > > Are you the 2% or 98% of the population? > > > Follow the instructions! NO PEEKING AHEAD! * There’s no trick or > surprise. > > > > > > * Just follow these instructions, and answer the questions one at a > time > > > and as quickly as you can! > > > > > > > > > > > > Think of a number from 1 to 10 > > > > > > > > > > > > > > > > > > > > > > > > > > > > > > > > > > > > Multiply that number by 9 > > > > > > > > > > > > > > > > > > > > > > > > > > > > > > > > > If the number is a 2-digit number, add the digits together > > > > > > > > > > > > > > > > > > > > > > > > > > > > > > > > > Now subtract 5 > > > > > > > > > > > > > > > > > > > > > > > > > > > > > > > > > > > > Determine which letter in the alphabet corresponds to the number you > ended > > > up with > > > (example: 1=a, 2=b, 3=c,etc.) > > > > > > > > > > > > > > > > > > > > > > > > > > > > > > > > > > > > > > > > > > Think of a country that starts with that letter > > > > > > > > > > > > > > > > > > > > > > > > > > > > > > > > > > > > > > > Remember the last letter of the name of that country > > > > > > > > > > > > > > > > > > > > > > > > > > > > > > > > > > > > Think of the name of an animal that starts with that letter > > > > > > > > > > > > > > > > > > > > > > > > > > > > > > > > > > > > > > > > > > Remember the last letter in the name of that animal > > > > > > > > > > > > > > > > > > > > > > > > > > > > > > > > > Think of the name of a fruit that starts with that letter > > > > > > > > > > > > > > > > > > > > > > > > > > > > > > Are you thinking of a Kangaroo in Denmark eating an Orange? > > > > > > > > > I told you this was FREAKY!! 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 kangaroos in Denmark when given this exercise. > > > > > > Freaky, huh? > > > > > > Keep this message going. This one is actually worth sending on to > others. > > > Forward it to people you know so they can find out if they are usual > or > > > unusual

Well, it might have been obvious to you, but here goes.
Name a country beginning with D, that IS NOT Denmark. Go on, try. The answer of Dubai isn’t allowed, since it isn’t a country, so your only other choices are: Dominica, Dominican Republic, and Djibouti. The Democratic Republic of the Congo would do at a push, but it isn’t anything like democratic… From this we can see that 98%+ of people are going to think of Denmark! I would imagine that 98% of the people capable of getting the email would be either American or English, or Europeans capable of reading English. So, I feel my point is made. You are going to pick Denmark.

Kangaroo, Katydid, Keeshond, Kerabau water buffalo, Killdeer, Killer whale, King cheetah, King rail, Kingsnake, Kissing gourami, Kit fox, Klipspringer, Knysna turaco, Koala, Kodiak bear, Komodo dragon, Kouprey, Kudu and Kundzha.

Korea has a bit of a naming thing going, too. You can see them at the end.

You can see where this is going… I got shot of all the ones like Kronosaurus, an extinct dinosaur, and the Korean spine loach, which is a fish. Suffice to say, you are going to pick either Kangeroo or Koala. You pick the ‘roo since it starts with a “K” sound, over the “Cuh” sound of Koala. Canadians might pick the Kodiak bear, and any Korean patriots would, no doubt, pick something unique to their birthplace, but all UK, Ozzie or New Zealanders (what is the slang for a New Zealander, Bev?) would be picking that Kangeroo.

As for fruit, well, Oranges may not be the only fruit, but they are the only one starting with “O”! (Aside from the Otaheite Gooseberry.)

But how did you get “D”? Again, you were conned. Try again, and you always get 4 as the answer. The reason is, any multiple of 9 is divisible by 9. Also, a neat trick is that the sum of the digits are always exactly divisible by nine. Try it with a big number, and you will find it adds up to, for example, 27. Which is 9*3. By limiting it to 10, you can’t go for 11, and get 18, but even if you did, it says to carry on. Pick 123456*9 (=1111104) and the trick still works, as if you keep adding up the digits, you will get 9! Try 654321 and you get 5888889, giving 54, which gives 9. Take away 5, as per the instructions, and you get 4, which is “D”. You had no choice.
Like a pack comprised of 52 Jokers, you didn’t have a real choice.

The only person I know who got this “wrong”, messed up the maths, and got “I” as his letter. He also happens to be a company accountant… :-/


The Korean list, by the way, is:
Korean alpine grasshopper Korean black bear Korean bullhead Korean chipmunk Korean cow Korean dark sleeper Korean freshwater snail Korean ghost crab Korean gray wolf Korean greater horseshoe bat Korean Ladislavia Korean land slug Korean magpie viper Korean Muljara Korean narrow-mouthed frog Korean orange whiskered bat Korean red click beetle Korean red fox Korean round snail Korean spotted sleeper Korean tiger Korean water toad Korean wood mouse

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