Just follow the instructions below: 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:

2 + 2?

4 + 4?

8 + 8?

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.

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.

  3. Add 5.

  4. Multiply it by 50.

  5. If you have already had your birthday this year add 1748.  If you haven’t, add 1747.

  6. Last step: Subtract the four digit year that you were born.


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).  The second two digits are your age!

This is the only year (1998) it will ever work, so spread the fun around while it lasts…