Re: I figured it out..... the ">>>>>" isnt part of the original test, will people please stop saying that the ">" symbol is responsible for the effect? Recently I performed this test on a psychology class, to see what the results would be, and 4 out of 7 replied with "carrot", it was entirly verbal, and anyays if they had wanted to use a symbol to envoke a subconcious respose, why not the "^" symbol, which school kids refer to as the "carrot"? the ">>>" in front of each question are an indication that this was forwarded many times, http://www.sciforums.com/showthread.php?s=&threadid=16877 has some explanations too. My favorite was "what if we all had the smae elementary school primer, where on page 6 was a definition of carrot?" but that one is most likly the most infeasible. It probably is phonetics if anything, or maybe a short cirsuit in our brains somewhere, or maybe a correlation where 6 letter words get filed under the number 6, who knows? all i do know is that the ">>>>" dont matter in this test.