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Old 04-01-2008, 05:05 PM   #1
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As if there wasn't enough things to complicate out lives


Just try this. It is from an orthopedic surgeon. This will
boggle your mind and you will keep trying over and over
again to see if you can outsmart your foot, but you can't.
It's pre-programmed in your brain!

1. WITHOUT anyone watching you (they will think you are
off your tree...) and while sitting where you are at your
desk in front of your computer, lift your right foot off the
floor and make clockwise circles.

2. Now, while doing this, draw the number "6" in the air
with your right hand. Your foot WILL change direction.

I told you so!!

And there's nothing you can do about it. You and I both
know how stupid it is, but before the day is done you
are going to try it again, if you've not already done so.


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Old 04-01-2008, 05:11 PM   #2
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Good Lord man, I already have enough to make me goofy
I will not do it, I won't I won'tttttttttt Ah nutz

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Old 04-01-2008, 05:28 PM   #3
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I give up!
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Old 04-01-2008, 05:43 PM   #4
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Lol! I'm not going to even try it because if I do and can't do it I'm going to be here all night doing it.
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Old 04-01-2008, 05:59 PM   #5
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It is definitely strange!

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Old 04-01-2008, 07:04 PM   #6
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Lol! I'm not going to even try it because if I do and can't do it I'm going to be here all night doing it.
Arrrgh!! Too late for me - I've been sitting here trying this off and on for the last hour. You have a wicked streak, Pacanis!
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Old 04-01-2008, 09:24 PM   #7
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I managed to keep my foot going clockwise - must be because I'm a Gemini
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Old 04-01-2008, 10:12 PM   #8
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There are people who can compartmentalize their physical actions. Really good drummers for instance, or Kieth Emerson (could play several different things on multiple keyboards at the same time. These people have an uncanny ability to move each limb seperately from the other, and devote a part of their brain to each member.

People like me, well, we don't stand a chance. 3 tries was all it took to convince me that I'll never master that skill.

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Old 04-01-2008, 11:13 PM   #9
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it took me a minute or two, but i was able to do it. i think making the movements rhythmically to jazz helped.

pacanis, ask the doc about that. could engaging the part of your brain that realizes music help overcome the programming?
The next time someone asks what you did this past weekend, squint really hard and say, "Why, what did you hear?"
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Old 04-01-2008, 11:43 PM   #10
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You are close to being a significantly evil person.

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