TPT - Thought Population Test

Submitted by: Donefrain 11 years ago in Quizzes
http://www.smellybean.com/ViewVid.jsp?VidID=738

Are you among the 98% or the 2% of the population?
There are 243 comments:
Female 735
Blue wrench. : /
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Female 3
blue hammer
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Female 224
teal hammer...
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Male 75
lol i thought of a green knife
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Male 153
blue screw driver
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Female 13
that probly woulda worked better if the math had been easier.
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Female 505
About half a second after I saw `think of a tool` I thought `Hardware Store!` by Weird Al. Then I thought yellow drill. I almost thought red because it`s my favorite color but then thought yellow drill because that`s a common tool I`ve seen a lot.
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Female 19
yellow screwdriver. woo. spooky.
all this means is i like screwdrivers
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Female 3
I thought of a blue trowel.
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Female 64
Red hammer just like everybody else.
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Male 167
I thought the guy who wrote it was a tool, does that count?
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Male 28
i chose a red shovel.
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Male 160
black wrench
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Female 221
I was thinking of a green screwdriver... hmm...
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Female 39
"I thought of a green screwdriver.
-_-"

i thought of a PINK screwdriver... i have an abnormal mind... but hey, what else is new?

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Female 75
Buddy - I came up with a black wrench.

Me too. Scary.

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Male 468
i thought of a red hammer. i am normal. YEY :-)
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Female 600
I did this in a high school psychology class. I came up with pink hammer back then.
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Female 345
Black spanner. Wrench in American?
Me, Buddy and Lolakitty rule. And anyone else who put the same.
YEAAHH
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Male 1
black pen.... huh?
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Female 401
i thought of a green monkey wrench
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Male 51
I said brown hoe.
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Female 70
Lmao this is my exact thought:
"UHMM!! UH.. WRENCH! UHH NO WAIT CRAP DAMN UMM PURPLE!!"
o_O
So i thought of a wrench purple.
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Female 1,071
red screwdriver.... does that mean im half abnormal?
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Female 674
black screwdriver :-P
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Male 73
I thought Red wrench so meh! :-P
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Female 46
Uh, purple hammer? That`s me :)
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Male 747
i thought of a pink screwdriver, people who pick red hammer SUCK
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Male 136
Blue saw
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Male 1,725
i did this b4 but i also got it then
i said a pink hammer lol i was really close
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Female 2,249
i thought of a pink hammer pink is sort of like red
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Female 400
Blue Screwdriver. ^_^
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Female 552
i thought of a red wrench but it is still weird why did i think red
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Male 614
Purple hammer, lol, close.
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Female 263
purple screwdriver...
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Female 273
blue screwdriver ._.
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Female 496
wow that worked! weeeeird!
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Female 61
I thought of a blue wrench.
No clue why.
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Female 76
yellow and screw driver
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Male 506
I just thought, "Why?"

:-\ This test isn`t that good...

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Female 92
black screwdriver ... kind of because the background of that thing was black (and its my fav colour) and screwdriver.. because theres one right beside me :P
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Female 299
I said "why?"
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Female 145
yellow screwdriver
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Female 75
orange srewdriver lol
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Female 94
i thought of a pink jackhammer
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Female 290
i came up with blue wrench...
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Female 168
I did a purple saw, but i`ve also done this before s

The first time I did it I thought of a red hammer though

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Female 18
I got blue hammer! lol i`m abnormal!
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Male 1
black plyers
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Female 59
orange saw...
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Female 121
Jigsaw! Ha!
I got orange nail... yes, it`s not a tool.
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Male 2,309
Red jigsaw...
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Female 230
blue saw. weird.
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Female 131
yellow chainsaw

guess im in the 2%

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Female 3
green hammer!
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Female 129
i answered blue and a hammer
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Female 10
i thought of a purple hammer so i guess im in between the 2% and the 98% huh?
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Male 10
i chose a blue hammer
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Female 160
blue hammer...im part of the 2 percent...i feel so special
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Female 192
Blue hammer :-D
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Female 363
Red hammer - oh well
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Female 27
Purple wrench.......... I most be really wierd
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Female 31
i was just thinking of the numbers. 2% yay im abnormal...wait...
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Female 20
BLUE HAMMER
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Female 439
I got purple hammer.
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Female 727
I got an orange wrench oh well
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Female 379
my hammer was orange, I am so sad :(
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Female 406
purple drill... for drilling a hole in my maths books
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Female 200
red spanner.

I can explain why I chose red though. It`s because the math equations frustrated me and there`s some anger, because basically I thought the quiz was being funny by posing math questions when it was quite obvious it has no relation to math. Frustration is the key.
If they flashed something soothing and nice, I`m sure red wouldn`t be my choice.

As for spanner, i`m not sure why.

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Female 415
I thats so weird! I thought of red hammer, guess I am in the 98% range
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Male 51
uuuh, one of the blue wrenchers...not sure that the 98% estimate is completely accurate...
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Male 189
I thought of a green hammer
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Female 107
a grey wrench and purple pliars both popped into my head at once...
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Female 380
wow red hammer! lol
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Female 329
Turqoise hammer. Turqoise is such a random color, I wondor what that means...
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Female 15
Grey saw o.O
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Male 63
purple hammer
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Female 412
lol im fudged up
:P
i thought os a blak wrench....in the thing, only one dude said tht (in the comments of that page)
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Male 83
2% yeaya!!!
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Male 62
blue screwdriver fom me also. me and siouxdax must be crazy in the same way. :)
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Female 102
it didnt work 4 me cuz i looked at the comments b4 i did it to check it wasnt a screamer
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Male 88
I thought blue or black saw
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Female 4
I thought red hammer how scary
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Female 10
green wrench. go me =)
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Male 166
yellow screwdriver
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Male 6
Blue screwdriver here.
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Male 136
nope, blue hammer for me o.0
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Male 114
I said blue saw.

When it asked about the hammer, I thought "yes, I bought a red hammer". :-P

I have some weird type of ADD or something. I wasn`t paying attention to that part, which is why I said "yes".

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Female 114
^^indeed you are palm, just like everybody else

I got blue garden hose...wtf?

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Male 223
I selected a magenta flux capicator. I am special.
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Female 29
purple saw :P
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Female 60
blue wrench....i wonder why that is?
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Female 346
Purple? I missed the part about the tool.
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Female 1,984
I took it, following directions, and said "BLACK HAMMER". Hm...

I tested my mother, aloud, and she said "red hammer" right away barely thinking about it.


Coool... she was shocked.

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Male 160
blue screwdriver but ive taken it before and said red hammer the first time
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Male 170
Orange Grinder Im so screwed up!
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Female 222
i`ve seen this before where after doing math, most think of a red hammer, so i decided why not go with an orange saw?
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Female 90
yellow screwdriver... hmm.
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Male 437
blue saw
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Female 94
whooo i thought of blue hammer. not red blue!! blue!! you know i don`t think its accurate cause like everyone on here basically got into the 2 percentile range.
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Male 1
i thought of a blue screwdriver.............
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Male 376
purple hammer
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Female 211
is a hoe a tool?
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Female 358
I thought of a green screwdriver. im strange lol
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Male 292
blue screwdriver!!!
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Female 123
blue hammer for I......
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Female 116
Red wrench
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Male 107
blue screwdriver
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Female 113
pink wrench. hmmmmm
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Female 141
wth???...i saw this on a really lame tv show..
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Male 2,958
I thought of a green saw...
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Female 275
^yauh.
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Female 16
I made my brother do it, and he came up with indigo hose o_O it was slightly disturbing... and my sis ter got aquamarine crobar... GOD MY FAMILY IS WEIRD!
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Female 16
go the two percent of the pop! WHOOHOO! I said green wrench... weird, huh?... o_O
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Female 578
I thought of a blue saw
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Male 3
This is so gonna freak out my buddies when we are drunk and high tomorrow.
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Male 814
Here`s my explanation of my answers (black saw). The background was black. that in itself should precondition alot of people to pick black. I picked a saw, because i just read Beloved, and Sethe in the book slices her baby`s throat with a saw.
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Female 1,426
http://people.freenet.de/schnubelken/bunnys/
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Female 1,426
the sucidal bunny comic strips were funny on that website. o i thought of an orange wrench
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Female 193
Pink Hammer o_o
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Male 577
I thought of a blue hammer, so I`m halfway normal.
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Female 46
A blue shovel over here, I don`t know why.
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Female 76
yeah I had green hammer.
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Female 300
haha i almost said red hammer, but instead i said blue hammer, so i`m in the 2 percent...yay!
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Female 674
2 percenter ...i thought of a yellow wrench
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Male 1,866
oh god this is someone ripping off some other people because i saw this like when i was 8....
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Male 528
Blue Hammer.
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Male 213
Im color blind so I ended up with black saw but I doubt it counts for peapole like me. BTW I think the reson is because "red" and "hammer are the most commonly known in our culture.
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Male 14
orange screwdriver. so its me and 2 girls... )-|
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Female 879
I thought of a green screwdriver too, ....what does that mean, whatever, i dont care
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Female 27
pink saw...wow
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Male 664
I didn`t get to the question. Maths is too hard.
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Male 233
im a 98%er i think it should be special if you geuss red hammer tbh - not many people geuss it
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Female 45
pink hammer
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Female 65
im a 2 percenter! I thought of a blue hammer.. :/
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Male 11
...got a red screwdriver....i guess...i dont belong...
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Male 147
Since I`ve seen this quiz many times before, I purposely thought of something else besides a red hammer. I don`t know if I would`ve automatically picked a red hammer or not. I probably woulda thought blue hammer, cause blue is my favorite color and a hammer jsut comes to mind when you think of tool.
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Male 14
red spanner
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Male 632
wait? so does that mean i have an abnormal mind?
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Male 632
blue hammer...OK?
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Female 24
orange wrench
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Female 124
..Blue wrench.
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Female 42
gray saw
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Male 62
blue hammer....weired, does that make me half normal or something?
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Female 240
I thought of a red screwdriver.
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Female 170
Almost, but not quite.

I thought of a pink hammer.

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Male 4,014
So, what this guy is saying, is that "Red" is the paradigmatic color, meaning the most commonly associated with the word "color." Other colors are related to the word "color" by virtue of their similarity or disimilarity to Red. Same goes for the hammer. "Hammer" is most tool-like to most people, and other tools are related to the word tool by virtue of their similarity or disimilarity to the concept of Hammer.

But its just an average. Not 2%, and if you didn`t get red hammer, thats fine.

It should be noted though, that most people probably did get "red hammer," and those that did not get red hammer are more likely to speak up about it.

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Male 4,014
Continued:

What the "red hammer" test proves is that "red" is the paradigmatic color for people (and not just for English speaking people) and "hammer" is the paradigmatic kind of tool. So, those who see the "red hammer" test as separating out two types of “minds” are being conned.

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Male 4,014
http://thelanguageguy.blogspot.com/2005/...

From the Article:

"Prototype Theory takes the position that in learning a word, we are taught (or discover for ourselves) a single or sometimes a couple of primary exemplars of the set of things the word refers to. When we learn the word "bird" we pick out robins, for instance, as exemplars of the set of birds with other birds deviating from it to varying degrees and in varying ways. Close to it would be cardinals and sparrows. Further away would be seagulls. At the remotest end would be penguins, perhaps. In my classes, when I would give the "red hammer" test, I might ask some students to name a type of bird and others to draw a bird. The word "robin" came up most frequently and drawings of a bird almost invariably showed a robin-like bird standing, rather than flying."

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Male 449
green and monkeywrench. no joke
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Male 79
Mine was yellow screwdriver, I was 2%!
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Male 4,014
Perhaps people who do not speak english as their first language perform differently? Who knows, but it worked on me.
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Male 1,407
I thought of a green hammer. Does that count?
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Male 1,033
Yellow Anvil. Is it not the 2% who think of the red hammer?
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Male 4,014
I thought of a red hammer. THats some crazy s**t. Very crazy.
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Male 139
i thought of a yellow scredriver
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Male 89
i think about 30-40 percent are supposed to get red hammer. 98 is of course an exaggeration to make u do the test
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Male 89
i thought of a orange hammer that was stupid i doubt that 98% of people acually get a red hammer have u noticed practically no1 has?
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Female 21
i thought of a pink hoe, like the garden tool. Does that make me abnormal?
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Female 579
Glitterlove I thought the SAME :o
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Male 66
blue drill
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Female 17
Orange screwdriver
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Male 75
That hammer is blue, and I don`t care what it says!

"The pen is blue. The pen is blue! THE GOD D*MN PEN IS BLUE!!!"

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Male 28
I wouldn`t be surprised if none of this ACTUALLY mattered.

Honestly? It`s like this either way:

"Whoooo! I`m an individual. What now? poo! I can`t function in society because I do dumbass things like this on the internet and gain far too much pleasure from a program telling me I`m me."

or

"I`m in the regular 98 percent, and I believe it. This makes me happy because it means I`ll have many people like me around. But it also means I`m too stupid to see the true significance of this test."

Gah.

drating Morons.

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Male 89
ok, well that`s the explanation i once read. But i guess most people think of red hammer anyway.
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Male 382
Red Spade :S
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Female 158
I htought of red... I didn`t see anything about guessing a hammer or wrench..
strange
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Female 316
blue saw.
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Female 12
I thought of a <b>PINK HAMMER</b>
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Male 1,083
I thought orange hammer, but then again my browser is orange, and the little button underneath the test is orange. So not completly acurate.
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Male 1,406
And wrong cappez, because I pronounce that number as "onetwenty eight" with no hundred involved.
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Male 1,406
First time I did it I got red hammer, I knew I was going to get that question so I said yellow screwdriver this time... I`m a cheater!
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Female 129
Blue screwdriver...hammer didn`t even occur to me.
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Male 89
The explanation is not that hammer and red are the most common tool/color (although partially). It`s simply that the last number is `one hundred twenty three + five = one hundred twenty eight`. Hundred --> sounds most like Red Hammer
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Male 814
so, there`s over 5800 hits on this, and 68 replies, so assuming only half of the people who didn`t pick a red hammer wanted to post here to say how much of a freak they are, we`re still within the statistical range
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Male 814
i thought of a black handsaw
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Female 52
"Incidentally, I chose a purple hammer."


FREAKY!!! so did I!!

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Female 229
blue fork. As is gardening fork.
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Female 666
very odd
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Female 286
2% i skipped all the maths and still thought of a black screwdriver
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Male 96
I thought of a purple saw.
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Male 901
I must be really strange then, I thought about an orange cucumber (yes, I know a cucumber isn`t a tool, but that`s the first thing that sprung to my mind)
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Female 504
pink hammer...does that count?
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Male 782
I thought about my girlfriend naked in bed. How many % does that ? LOL
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Male 1,265
I`ve seen this so many times I think of a red hammer before they even ask the questions.
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Female 254
This is old. I assumed it would already be posted here. :-p
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Female 62
i was freaked out, until i saw that there are sooo many 2%ers on here, the statistics are obviosly wrong. bummer
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Female 57
I thought of a blue spanner.. but for the vegetable one like this i got a carrot.(the common one!)
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Female 8
yellow screwdriver
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Female 1,120
That is quite odd but I think I have done this before somewhere it might even be a repost on this site in fact. But that is weird I tried thinking of something else besides a red hammer but it just popped up anyway. I wonder how they figured that out.
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Female 27
Blue Spade
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Male 637
i chose orange skillsaw, am i weird?
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Male 695
brown pipereamer
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Male 451
no-one actually trhought red hammer, lol. I thought it was a sabotage at first
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Female 67
Orange
hammer
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Male 163
I actually thought of Green Hammer.
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Male 1,225
Blue saw, but only because I lost the internet and had an error report after those instructions came onto the screen.
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Female 36
^ Haha, nice.

I thought of a red screwdriver, so I`m half and half.

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Female 531
Ok, I thought purple pick-axe. Does that mean I`m weird?
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Female 93
I thought of an orange shovel. 0_o Oh well.
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Female 125
i thought of orange hammer when i did this before on an e-mail thing. i recognised it as soon as it said calculations. red hammer kinda came into my mind but possibly due to what i remembered being the common one last time
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Male 1,115
red wrench for me, did it quick too.
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Male 226
I`m a member of the "Blue Hammer" club as well.
Of course, I was thinking of MC Hammer, that guy is such a tool.
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Male 168
phew....im normal!
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Male 63
I said blue spanner. Which, given, is kinda close to hammer, so...:-D
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Male 552
I got a red hammer too.
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Male 668
I don`t know if I`m part of the 2% or not but I read the comment on the page and saw "red hammer". So I took the quiz thing and it told me to think of color and tool... so I just thought read hammer.
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Female 41
red wrench...does this make me half a 2 percenter??
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Male 213
green hammer over here. my SECOND thought was a red hammer, but i thought i might ruin the program if i changed my mind :-)
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Male 30
Erm... black saw over here
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Female 132
Yeah, I chose a pink hammer cos pink is my favourite colour. And hammer is the first thing that pops into my head cos it`s...a normal tool thing? o.O
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Male 13
I think part of the problem with this one is that the first colour that might pop into someone`s head when asked this will probably be their favourite colour, and not simply red. Which is why we`re getting a lot of different coloured hammers. It`s also usually better if the maths problems beforehand are really simple, and follow some sort of pattern so you don`t have to think too hard about them. Like 2+2, 4+4, 8+8, 16+16 etc.
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Female 44
Green saw here.........
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Male 1,383
i`ve done a similar test before and said red hammer, but in this one whether i tried to not say red i don`t know because i thought about it for 1/2 a second, i knew what i had to answer so i said green hammer.
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Female 301
Yellow screwdriver. First tool I ever got.
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Female 54
Orange screwdiver just like 10
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Male 88
Green screwdriver! :>
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Male 34
A while back there was a math magic thingy posted.
It showed that the majority of people didn`t follow the instructions and just skipped ahead to make a choice to "beat" the program.

I wouldn`t be surprised if a few of the claimed 2% people failed in the instruction department or were simply distracted when they did this test. (Not that I say that`s necessarily what happened).

Whatever you do, don`t try to beat a test and think too long. It wouldn`t work and you`d be lying to yourself in the process.

Then again, maybe people in the 2% part of the population just tend to post comments more often...

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Female 124
greeeeeeeeeeen screwdriver - i`m a 2 percenter
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Female 1,972
Black Wrench---just like Buddy...kewl.

Does this mean I`m broken in the brainpan

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Male 1,521
nope! I don`t give a damn about it!
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Male 36
i am in the 98%
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Male 452
i thought a black chisel... funny how every1 posting here is in the 2%
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Female 1,211
yellow screwdriver......
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Male 34
I chose a brown hammer, but hammer nonetheless.

"Ummmm...I didn`t think of a hammer at all, just numbers." devilgirl999, it helps if you follow the instructions.

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Female 190
I thought of a blue screwdriver. This was a first, because most of the times I think of the object or answer that is provided in the end of these quizes.
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Female 5
I thought of a red spade! Does that make me half normal or half abnormal??
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Male 13
Of course, I could be wrong. :)
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Male 13
I`ll have a go explaining it. Generally speaking, the first thing that`ll pop into most people`s heads when you ask for a colour will be red, and a hammer when you ask for a tool. The math equations they get you to do as quickly as possible beforehand are basically to distract you and stop you from thinking too hard about which colour/tool to pick. This one seems to be less effective than others I`ve seen. The most common one I`ve seen tends to ask for a vegetable. Most people pick a carrot for that one. Incidentally, I chose a purple hammer.
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Female 1,172
I thought blue, hammer too. At first I thought drill, but decided on hammer.
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Male 30
I thought of a blue wrench, what does that mean! I`m frightened! :p
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Female 43
i thought green saw. an explanation of why so many think red/hammer would be nice though.
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Female 607
Orange screwdriver...
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Male 42
i had green hammer. but i wonder why so many people say red or hammer or both. they should explain it better
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Female 55
Woah! I thought of a red hammer and was completely surprized.
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Female 17
Ummmm...I didn`t think of a hammer at all, just numbers.
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Female 73
Red hammer. I`m freaked.
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Male 1,265
Amazing how much of the 2% always post. Uh huh.
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Male 49
I thought of a BLUE hammer, what does that mean?
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Male 78
I thought of a green screwdriver.

-_-

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Female 3,562
O_o I thought of a red hammer! Weird.
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Male 10,115
I came up with black wrench.
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Male 1
Link: TPT - Thought Population Test [Rate Link] - Are you among the 98% or the 2% of the population?
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