The human brain is a remarkably complicated little thing ... unfortunately, it’s also vulnerable to a variety of little deceptions and manipulations. This simple numbers trick is one such example. The “trick” itself isn’t really a trick, it’s just a little psychology at play.
The key for this to work is to not write anything down or try to cheat and look ahead. Just work out everything in your head as you go.
So did you fall into the 98% and think “red hammer,” or were you one of the “different” people? If you were, I guess we’re in the same boat.
Via: Little Church Mouse