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Post by Ritter on Wed Dec 10, 2008 6:40 pm

When I first found this one it was in an article claiming that 95% of preschoolers got it right on the first try, but 95% of college students were completely stumped by it.

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Post by admin on Wed Dec 10, 2008 7:30 pm

I know this one, but I will give everyone else a chance Wink
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Post by Ritter on Tue Dec 23, 2008 10:19 pm

It would appear that no one else is going to try to get it...

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Post by Guest on Tue Dec 23, 2008 11:23 pm

A Heart or your heart

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Post by Ritter on Wed Dec 24, 2008 1:13 am

Nope.

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Post by David Layne on Fri Dec 26, 2008 9:27 am

The suspense is killing me. cyclops
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Post by Brutus on Fri Dec 26, 2008 3:34 pm

I believe the answer is ...nothing.
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Post by Ritter on Sat Dec 27, 2008 4:44 am

Brutus wrote:I believe the answer is ...nothing.

Correct. Smile

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Post by David Layne on Sat Dec 27, 2008 11:38 am

That was good
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Post by Ritter on Sun Dec 28, 2008 3:00 am

Anyone care to know what the article said the reasons were that caused 95% of preschoolers to get it right on the first try while 95% of college students were completely stumped by it?

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Post by tigerj2 on Sun Dec 28, 2008 12:13 pm

Sure, but I'm sure it's something simple like the children were able to look at it in a simple way, while the college kids took to over analyzing it looking for a complex answer.

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Post by Ritter on Mon Dec 29, 2008 12:45 am

tigerj2 wrote:Sure, but I'm sure it's something simple like the children were able to look at it in a simple way, while the college kids took to over analyzing it looking for a complex answer.

Something like that. It has to do with the way people think when they're a kid and how they're taught to think as they go through school. Kids tend to look at each question as it is asked, answering them each individually. By the time people become adults they are taught to wait and take in the whole thing before trying to answer. The more parts the question has the more complex the answer should be per the logic taught to them in modern schools. This causes them to ignore the obvious answer and try to come up with something that fits the expectation instead of something that simply answers the question.

To an extent I agree with the article. The obvious answer always seems to be the last one considered by most adults these days and having spent the past week playing the role of daycare for my daughter (she's 4) I've noticed that the obvious answer is almost always the first one she considers...

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Post by Guest on Fri Jan 16, 2009 1:25 pm

I cant agree more. Im only in high school and I see it happen alot more.

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