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This article is from the Puzzles FAQ, by Chris Cole chris@questrel.questrel.com and Matthew Daly mwdaly@pobox.com with numerous contributions by others.

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When asked to name a color, many people answer "red." What are some other
examples of this phenomenon?

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What's 3 + 7? What's 4 + 6? What's 8 + 2? Name a vegetable.
Carrot.

Pick a number from 1 to 10.
Multiply by 9.
Subtract 5.
Sum the digits, repeat this step until you have a one digit number.
For whatever number you have pick that letter of the alphabet.
Think of a country that begins with that letter.
Now think of an animal that begins with the second letter of the country.
Think of a color usually associated with the animal.
So are you a grey elephant from Denmark?

 

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