# A strange mind game

October 9, 2005 at 05:11 PM · MIND GAME

2% or 98%

This is strange...can you figure it out?

Are you the 2% or 98% of the population?

* Do 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, scroll down (but not too fast, you might miss something.)

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. 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.

This isn't my creation, I found it on violinmasterclass.com

## Replies (32)

October 9, 2005 at 05:12 PM · That is strange. I'm in the 98 percent category, too.

October 9, 2005 at 06:36 PM · My Armadillo from Georgia ate the whole orange tree.

October 9, 2005 at 06:45 PM · OMG!!! i got Denmark, Kangaroo AND Orange!!! I'm NORMAL!!!

October 9, 2005 at 06:54 PM · u guys who got weird countries that don't start with D must be REALLy bad at simple math. No matter which # u choose in the beginning u multiply by 9 and the sum of the digits is ALWAYS 9 and 9-5 is always 4 lol and D is always the 4th letter...and unless u know a country besides Denmark...lol....Dominican Republic isnt really considered a country its a Republic..duh haha..this was fun

October 9, 2005 at 06:55 PM · Think of a number from 1 to 10: 2

Multiply that number by 9: 18

If the number is a 2-digit number, add the digits together: 9

Now subtract 5: 4

Determine which letter in the alphabet corresponds to the number you ended up with: D

Think of a country that starts with that letter: Dominican Republic

Remember the last letter of the name of that country: C

Think of the name of an animal that starts with that letter: cat

Remember the last letter in the name of that animal: T

Think of the name of a fruit that starts with that letter: tomato (I couldn't think of any, so I IMed my mom and she said that a tomato was considered a fruit.)

Are you thinking of a Kangaroo in Denmark eating an Orange? No: A cat in the Dominican Republic eating a tomato.

Did I cheat? Those were the first answers that came to mind. YAY! I'm CREATIVE!

October 9, 2005 at 07:00 PM · I am good in math... I was thinking on different language alphabet corresponding the letter to the number (it was 4, indeed). So am I unusual?

October 9, 2005 at 07:25 PM · Hi,

I must be weird. I got Estonia, Alligator and Red Grape. Hmmm....

Cheers!

October 9, 2005 at 07:26 PM · Inna, the Dominican Republic is, most definitely, a country. As is the Kingdom of Denmark, the Republic of Djibouti, and the Commonwealth of Dominica. Sorry to be snarky, but the "duh" in your post was really hilarious. Oh, and I'm in the 98%... oh well.

October 9, 2005 at 07:46 PM · haha thanks xD lol o btw i have another game similar to this one.

Think of a TOOL and a COLOR!

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you were thinking of a RED HAMMER weren't you???

if yes, you're in the 98% if not 2%

lol honestly the first game was a lot more interesting.

October 9, 2005 at 10:21 PM · Christian, how did you end up with 5?

October 9, 2005 at 11:06 PM · Yay, I got a pet Kestrel eating a lemon in Denmark. I knew I was different anyway :-)

October 9, 2005 at 11:33 PM · I'm in the 98% category, too. Although for that second one, I got a red wrench, so I guess I'm not totally normal. :)

October 10, 2005 at 01:39 AM · I must be really bad at math because i got that 9x9=18.

I'm tired and abnormal and i need SUGAR!!!

October 10, 2005 at 04:06 AM · the D for me was Deutschland. This led to Deer, then Raspberry for fruit. I guess bi- or multi- lingual people are among the 2%. Not freaky, just a silly game. Now, can we get back to violins?

October 10, 2005 at 05:07 AM · "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.) "

Ok, there's a mathematician in me.

Any number between 1 and 10, multiplied by 9, then added together equals 9

1*9=9

2*9=18 1+8=9

3*9=27 2+7=9

4*9=36 3+6=9

5*9=45 4+5=9

6*9=54 5+4=9

7*9=63 6+3=9

8*9=72 7+2=9

9*9=81 8+1=9

10*9=90 9+0=9

Therefore your answer will always be four. So you start thinking of names of countries with D - Denmark is a common one, so K. Kangaroo is the only well known animal with a K (I think) hence the 98%. I don't know if it would really be 98%, but it's much more likely than the Red Hammer.

October 10, 2005 at 05:59 AM · 2%.

I did get Kangaroo...but he was in Bosnia. I saw Orange before I got to the bottom so I can't say he was eating anything as I had to skip that step.

Preston

*edit*

HAHA! Nevermind. I just can't do math...that's probably why he was in Bosnia.

October 10, 2005 at 11:03 AM · Well, I for one got Kangaroo Denmark and Orange.

October 10, 2005 at 04:59 PM · Right on, Ben!

But I got a jackal in Djabouti eating I dunno what...

October 10, 2005 at 05:12 PM · I answered it "normal" too. And it's a good thing, because I'm a psychologist and it wouldn't have looked so good for me to answer it otherwise.

A professor of mine in graduate school once defined "normal" as: "A quality that every person has, that disappears when you get to know them better."

October 11, 2005 at 12:18 AM · i got a yak eating a kiwi in dahomey.

i'm 2%. you know. like the milk.

October 11, 2005 at 08:53 AM · "Dahomey was an African kingdom situated in what is now Benin" Source: Wikipedia.

Dahomey was an african kingdom. which means you did it incorrectly. But interesting none the less.

October 11, 2005 at 10:02 AM · wouaou thats crazy !!! Carley, i had EXACTLY the same as you !!! Cat,tomato Dominican republic. whats more, i ALSO remembered that my mum used to tell me that tomato is a fruit !!! thats SOOO crazy !! :)))))

really cool. so i'm the 2% people... but,have to say, i already knew a long time ago that i wasnt totally normal...hihi... :)

October 11, 2005 at 10:07 AM · guys,i just thought about something: i'm left handed. i've read in Psychological books that Left handed people use a different part of the brain...Picasso, Da Vinci, Michel Angel and others were all lefthanded people... would be interesting to know if this one precisly is connected somehow,no?

lets say that the people who were different say weather they are Left or Right Handed,ok?

October 11, 2005 at 10:52 AM · Left handed? Isn't it annoying to bump into doors and have to hold stuff upside down?

October 11, 2005 at 11:17 AM · not at all !!! :)) it's pretty good for the violin. Nikolai Znaider and Repin are both left-handed, so i'm not the only violinist who's "not normal" ;)

October 11, 2005 at 11:39 AM · Maybe I got two left hands. Some people would say so.

October 11, 2005 at 06:33 PM · Alexandra, I am 'lefty', too. But I was forced from my childhood to be 'normal'. So today I can say that my two hands are equal. I work equally with knife, scissors, needle, and so on holding them in any hand. The difference is that my right hand was trained but left has the same 'memory' without any training.

Be proud! We are among greats!

October 11, 2005 at 07:52 PM · I got Cockroach in the Dominican Republic eating a Huckleberry...

October 12, 2005 at 11:05 PM · Denmark Koala Apple

October 13, 2005 at 08:47 PM · i got denmark koala bear rasberry

November 28, 2005 at 04:39 AM · I'm left handed. It's ok but it's hard for me to do staccato. When i mimicked the movement with the bow in the left hand I could actually almost do it. Back to this post, I got Denmark and Kangaroo and Orange. However, I coudln't think of a country so I asked my brother and he gave me Denmark. Also even though I got those answers I wasn't thinking about the kangaroo EATING the orange.

November 28, 2005 at 10:22 AM · I got koala denmark apple

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