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a very small 'thought' or 'word' experiment

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posted on Jun, 24 2015 @ 05:29 PM
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i dont know if it is really a thought experiment.

anyway the other thread about people that dont know how long it would take them to get to their destination got me thinking about this.

i think it would be cool for you to try it on people


i do this one.

i say

"im going to say a word 3 times. when i am done a want you to repeat by saying the same word 3 times. then i am going to ask you a questions and i want you to answer...understand"

then it goes like this...always like this. nobody has ever gotten it right.

me---- silk, silk, silk
x-------silk, silk, silk

me-----what do cows drink?
x-------milk -that is always the answer.

ive probably done this with 40 people. varying levels of intelligence and none of them have done it right and the answer is always milk.

i would like to know if you guys do this with people do you have the same results
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posted on Jun, 24 2015 @ 05:41 PM
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a reply to: Mugly

Technically, milk is a correct answer. It's what calves drink and what milk was intended for. Water is another answer.



posted on Jun, 24 2015 @ 05:46 PM
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originally posted by: Skid Mark
a reply to: Mugly

Technically, milk is a correct answer. It's what calves drink and what milk was intended for. Water is another answer.


its not correct at all.
the question is not what do calves drink and its not what was milk intended for.

it is what do cows drink. they drink water


eeh, i think it is a fun experiment. thought others might as well



posted on Jun, 24 2015 @ 05:47 PM
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UNDERSTAND.



posted on Jun, 24 2015 @ 05:48 PM
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another one

what do you put in a toaster?
'most' people say toast....
wrong again



posted on Jun, 24 2015 @ 05:55 PM
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The first one is easy. It has to do with our brains and language. When you have them repeat "silk" three times, you are priming their brains to think in sound/symbol pattern that corresponds closely to the answer you want -> milk. See? silk/milk. They are virtually identical phonographically. Then, you further set them up by asking them about cows which give milk, and we all know it and have known it forever.

It works best when you do it fast so they don't have time to think. Odds are, their brain will automatically spit out milk.



posted on Jun, 24 2015 @ 05:58 PM
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a reply to: ketsuko

there are a bunch more word style puzzles like that but i only know this one.

most people do say toast when you ask them what you put in a toaster



posted on Jun, 24 2015 @ 06:03 PM
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originally posted by: Mugly
another one

what do you put in a toaster?
'most' people say toast....
wrong again


Bagels.



posted on Jun, 24 2015 @ 06:13 PM
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a reply to: Mugly

If my friend tried this on me i'd probably never talk to them again.



posted on Jun, 24 2015 @ 06:13 PM
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originally posted by: Mugly
a reply to: ketsuko

there are a bunch more word style puzzles like that but i only know this one.

most people do say toast when you ask them what you put in a toaster



Again, you're priming the brain. Toast comes out of the toaster, and conveniently, the name of the appliance is what comes out of it. So if they get caught out, their brain just automatically supplies toast because they've been primed by the name of the appliance.

The brain is funny that way, and the faster you set them up, the more likely you are to catch them out.



posted on Jun, 24 2015 @ 06:18 PM
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a reply to: Mugly

Water was the first thing that came to mind. I can see why milk would to others though.



posted on Jun, 24 2015 @ 08:14 PM
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originally posted by: Mugly
another one

what do you put in a toaster?
'most' people say toast....
wrong again


I hate burning toast so always set the toaster on a low level, the toast pops up, I take it out to check it and then put toast back in the toaster.



posted on Jun, 24 2015 @ 09:34 PM
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a reply to: Mugly

Someone asked me that and I answered water. But they said silk,silk, silk times three so nine times. I think that was a give away for me That it was a joke and I'd be the punchline.
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posted on Jun, 24 2015 @ 09:36 PM
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Lol if someone asks me what I put in a toaster most days I'd say bagel.



posted on Jun, 24 2015 @ 09:42 PM
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a reply to: Skid Mark

But the question was not what do calves drink. It said cows. While calves in this instance are cows not all cows are calves.



posted on Jun, 24 2015 @ 09:44 PM
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originally posted by: HUMBLEONE

originally posted by: Mugly
another one

what do you put in a toaster?
'most' people say toast....
wrong again


Bagels.


See I'm not the only one.



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