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Offline Roger Kettle

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Re: Spooky Test
« Reply #15 on: January 22, 2008, 10:34:46 AM »
I think the simplicity of the maths questions steers the brain towards a simplistic answer to the final one, "red" and "hammer" being the most obvious and basic in each category.

Offline The Peepmaster

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Re: Spooky Test
« Reply #16 on: January 22, 2008, 10:46:29 AM »
Professor Roger Kettle has a certain ring about it...  ::)
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Re: Spooky Test
« Reply #17 on: January 22, 2008, 11:33:34 AM »
And all this proves?

You got pink angle-grinder, didn't you?
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Re: Spooky Test
« Reply #18 on: January 22, 2008, 11:44:53 AM »
I think the simplicity of the maths questions steers the brain towards a simplistic answer to the final one, "red" and "hammer" being the most obvious and basic in each category.

I think there are those among us who may dispute the "simplicity of the maths questions", Roger, and who still got the final question 'right'.

My own theory is that the hammer image comes from the scrolling down, 'hammering' each sum in quick succession (correctly or incorrectly). The red aspect may be triggered at the start, with the phrase "don't stop to think about it", and again just before the final sum, when we are told  it's "almost over", both conjuring up red traffic lights telling us to stop. "Calculations are hard work" may also sub-consciously suggest red, being a busy colour, and also the colour of 'men at work' triangular road signs.

Speaking of hard work...
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Offline Roger Kettle

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Re: Spooky Test
« Reply #19 on: January 22, 2008, 01:35:34 PM »
Of course! It's so obvious when you point it out!

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Re: Spooky Test
« Reply #20 on: January 23, 2008, 10:28:52 AM »
Green saw.
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Offline Elizabeth

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Re: Spooky Test
« Reply #21 on: January 23, 2008, 11:06:45 AM »
Purple spade

Offline Mince

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Re: Spooky Test
« Reply #22 on: January 23, 2008, 11:10:18 AM »
Purple spade

You're supposed to choose a tool, not a suit from a pack of cards.

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Re: Spooky Test
« Reply #23 on: January 23, 2008, 12:25:25 PM »
Purple spade

You're supposed to choose a tool, not a suit from a pack of cards.

You made me think of a tool in a suit, Mince.
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Re: Spooky Test
« Reply #24 on: January 23, 2008, 03:58:57 PM »
I don't want to be forward Elizabeth, but it looks like we could be made for each other.
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Re: Spooky Test
« Reply #25 on: January 23, 2008, 09:40:38 PM »
Purple spade

You're supposed to choose a tool, not a suit from a pack of cards.

You made me think of a tool in a suit, Mince.

Do you actually wear suits, Mince?
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Re: Spooky Test
« Reply #26 on: January 23, 2008, 09:51:34 PM »
No, I don't wear more than one at any one time.

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Re: Spooky Test
« Reply #27 on: January 23, 2008, 11:22:03 PM »
No, I don't wear more than one at any one time.

Bzzzzzzz. Repetition of the word "one".
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