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Monday, January 12, 2009

Are you in the 2% or the 98%?

I was in the 2%.

Think of a number between 1 and ten.

Multiply by 9.

If the number is a 2 digit number, add the digits together.

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.

Think of the name of an animal that starts with that letter. Remember the last letter of the animal.

Think of a fruit that starts with that letter.

See combox to see if you're in the 98% or the 2%.


gemoftheocean said...

You're in the 98% if you are thinking of Kangaroos in Denmark eating oranges.

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.

I was in the 2%. I came up with Iguanas in
eating apricots.

[I tried this on a friend of mine, she as also in the 2%. It took her forever to think of a country starting with "D." But she got.
Koala Bears in Denmark eating apples. When I told her my answer she said "Djibouti? Where's Djibouti?" She's good at geography, normally - but hadn't heard of it. She figured her sister who worked on the "Africa desk" at the State Department probably had!]

madame evangelista said...

Lol. I also got Koalas in Denmark eating apples, so that probably is just as common as Kangaroos and oranges.

I prefer to think of it as being sensitive to the zeitgeist. Like a weathervane ;)

ArchAngel's Advocate said...

I came up with Denmark (its impossible to avoid the "D" as and number multiplied by 9 will give a result whose digits add up to 9) leading to Kiwi but then had to look up with a fruit starting with an "I" (I chose "Illawarra plum")

madame evangelista said...

Well, you learn something new every day. I thought kiwi was a fruit, it's also a bird! Do all animals beginning with K come from Australia or New Zealand? lol.

Anonymous said...

I'm eating oranges in Denmark, with the kangaroos--sheesh

Therese said...

I am in the 98%. Going to try this on my husband.

Adrienne said...

2% here

J.Samuel Ross. said...

2% for me.

ukok said...

Well i gave uo when my brain stopped working when i couldn;t actually think of a single animal beginning with K. Tecnically i'm half 98% and half 2%. That must be cos i'm a gemini ;-)

AlephGamma said...

aardvarks in croatia eating kiwis

Amy Giglio said...

I got iguanas eating guava in Iceland.

Do they have iguanas or guava in Iceland? ;)

swissmiss said...

I don't know if it's fair or not, but I'm dingos in Deutschland eating oranges.

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