What the Mathematicians? Mind-Readers? Can Someone Please Tell Me How the F*** This Is Happening?
OK. Go to this website.
Follow the instructions—easy:
(1) In your head, choose a two-digit number.
(2) Add the two digits together, then subtract that sum from your original number. (So, if your orginal number is 23, you subtract 5 from 23.)
(3) Whatever number you come up with, stare at the corresponding symbol on the screen. Keep staring for about 10 seconds. You’ll see.
I’ve done this again and again. I even did it with Brendan Kiley just now, and we both choose our own numbers and didn’t tell each other what they were, and it worked for both of us simultaneously. The only logical answer we can come up with is that the computer is reading our minds.
Someone with a math degree please get in the comments and explain this to me.
UPDATE: All is explained in comments. It’s not as exciting as you may have hoped. The computer is not reading your mind. As you were.