are you in the 2%?

this is an article I read many years ago in a magazine which I purchased for the articles: follow the instructions, NO PEEKING AHEAD!

Do the following excercise, just follow these instructions, answer the questions one at a time and as quickly as you can! don’t advance until you have done each one!

1. Think of a number from 1 to 10.

2. multiply that number by 9.

3. if the number is a two digit number then add the numbers together.

4. now subract 5.

5. determine which letter in the alphabet corresponds to the number you have ended up with. (example 1 = a, 2 = b, etc)

6. think of a countries name which starts with that letter.

7.remember the last letter of that country.

8.think of the name of an animal which starts with that letter.

9.remember the last letter of the name of that animal.

10. think of the name of a fruit which starts with that letter.

11. most people will be thinking of a Kangaroo, in Denmark, eating an Orange.

If you are not thinking of these things then you are part of the 2% of the population whose minds are different enough to think of something else.


  • Martin Kirkwood
    Martin Kirkwoodover 5 years ago

    I can’t think of a fruit that begins with “I”

    1… 9
    2… 81
    3… 9
    4… 4
    5… D
    6… Denmark
    7… K
    9…. I
    10.. Mmmn I don’t know fruits beginning with I

  • hmm, unfortunately, Martin, a Kiwi is a bird, maybe the question should read mammal instead of animal, which could be ambiguous.

    – Michael Jones

  • darkestartist
    darkestartistover 5 years ago

    i’m in the 2% but not surprised. i have wires crossed lol

  • fantastic, you are one of us!!!

    – Michael Jones

  • CDrewHughes
    CDrewHughesover 5 years ago

    I had a Koala eating an apple in Denmark – so close……

  • hmmm, I’ll let ya know how it works when more guys have tried the test.

    – Michael Jones

  • Michael Jones
    Michael Jonesover 5 years ago

    hehehe, yep 2 out of 3 is preety good!!

  • Yeddles
    Yeddlesover 5 years ago

    I learnt this in basic psychology….. only with a different letter in the country…. as it was the second letter…. and pssst I know the secret !!! BUT I like yours better :)

  • woylie
    woylieover 4 years ago

    Oh Gawd, I’m so normal! It is freaky. I had the kangaroo eating and orange in Denmark and I thought I was different!!

  • John Moore
    John Moore3 months ago

    I don;t know if ipechuana is a fruit, but I’ve got a Kiwi eating it.

  • congratulations! you are one of us……cheers……

    – Michael Jones