### Jedi Mind Tricks

`(1) This little Jedi mind trick is kinda freaky, till you thinkabout it a little while.  Then it's even more weird. Just followthe instructions below:`
`DON'T scroll down too fast-do it slowly and follow the instructionsbelow exactly, do the math in your head as fast as you can. It mayhelp 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???`
`(2)`
`Free will or synaptic wiring?  You be the judge.Check out the following exercise, guaranteed to freak you out.There's no trick or surprise.  Just follow these instructions,andanswer 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 doneeach of them...really.  Now, ARROW down (but not too fast, youmight miss something).........`
`What is:`
`1+5`
`2+4`
`3+3`
`4+2`
`5+1`
`Now repeat saying the number 6 to yourself as fast as you canfor 15 seconds. Then scroll down.`
`QUICK!!!  THINK OF A VEGETABLE!`
`Then arrow down.`
`Keep going.`
`You're thinking of a carrot right?`
`If not, you're among the 2% of the population whose mindsare warped enough to think of something else.  98% ofpeople will answer with carrot when given this exercise.`
`Freaky, huh?`
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`Please, take me back!`