Thursday, April 19, 2007


From my friend David H. comes this intriguing little Brain Teaser.

Below the fold, you will find a picture of some coffee beans. Looks more like Dunkin’ Donuts beans than the Evil Mermaid’s stuff, but that’s just pure speculation.

The trick is to look at the picture and see if you can find the Man Amongst the Beans.

Supposedly, if you are able to find the man in 3 seconds, the right half of your brain is better developed than most people. If it takes you between 3 seconds and 1 minute, the right half of the brain is developed normally. If it takes you between 1 and 3 minutes, then the right half of your brain is functioning slowly and you need to eat more protein. And if you have not found the man after 3 minutes, start taking lecithin pills. Doing crosswords and sudoku may also help.

Actually, I don’t know how helpful the lecithin is. My mother was once told that lecithin - a naturally-occurring emulsifying agent - was an effective memory aid. But she could never remember to take the pills.

It took me the greater part of a minute to find the man...possibly a little more. (Typical Engineering Brain: all left-half.) Meanwhile, it took SWMBO about four seconds. You go, girl!

Yes, the man is really there. It’s not one of those animated pictures where something jumps out at you (like a fat lady’s ass, or some such). You’ve just gotta spot him amongst alla them beans. And once you do, your eye will be irresistibly drawn to him every time you look at this picture.

Good luck. Let me know how you did. I’m compiling a dossier...

Coffee Beans

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