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    Shticky Guy

    Here’s a neat exercise to try when you have been sitting at the computer too long – or anytime!


    You must try this–it’s amazing and takes only seconds.

    This is so funny that it will boggle your mind.

    And you will keep trying at least 50 more times to see if you can outsmart your foot, but you can’t.

    1. While sitting at your desk, 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.


    Didn’t work for me…it’s the 2nd time I heard of this and it didn’t work the 1st time either.


    ha ha ha. You are a Prophet! What else do you know?


    eeeeeeeeekk!!!! coool!!!!!


    If you draw the six starting from the top, yes, your foot will get confused. But if you start with the circle (bottom) first, drawing the circle clockwise and ending up at the top, it won’t. Did you try it that way?


    Also, try it counterclockwise with your left foot, drawing a 9. It can be done if you start from the bottom, but not if you start with the circle on top. (That is, if your hand follows the direction your foot is going in, you don’t confuse yourself.)

    Thanks a lot, now we might have to buy challah because I should have been baking by now, but no, I had to try this. Enjoy your Shabbos! 🙂


    Not true!!

    I can draw a six! Start at the center and go outward-so are doing it clockwise.( I know people who make their sixes like this when they write)


    Try talking while playing music. (obviously not a wind instrument)


    When listening to someone relating a story, and the person opens their eyes wide, so do yours.


    lol this stuff is so funny!

    how about this?


    I cnduo’t bvleiee taht I culod aulaclty uesdtannrd waht I was rdnaieg. Unisg the icndeblire pweor of the hmuan mnid, aocdcrnig to rseecrah at Cmabrigde Uinervtisy, it dseno’t mttaer in waht oderr the lterets in a wrod are, the olny irpoamtnt tihng is taht the frsit and lsat ltteer be in the rhgit pclae. The rset can be a taotl mses and you can sitll raed it whoutit a pboerlm. Tihs is bucseae the huamn mnid deos not raed ervey ltteer by istlef, but the wrod as a wlohe. Aaznmig, huh?


    It doesn’t always work, as someone pointed out in a previous thread. It works only if the middle letters are mixed in a particular way.

    Shticky Guy

    Ursula my point is why cant you make your hand go one way and your foot the other way without difficulty. I know that if you do the 6 the other way ie also clockwise then its ok. But why cant most people do one clockwise and one anticlockwise? Maybe Health can tell us.


    SG -I honestly don’t know more than you. I never heard of this shtick till you mentioned it. But let me make an educated guess. We all know that the brain controls all movement, some with conscious part and some with the unconscious. To make a movement on top of the constant breathing isn’t a contradiction. One is controlled by the autonomic system, so you can concentrate on moving your hand. Walking and lifting something can be done because the walking doesn’t require that much concentration. Here for each limb to go in opposite directions, both require a lot of concentration, which is impossible. Going in the same direction doesn’t require that much. For example, try riding a unicycle and jugling. You’ll probably won’t last more than 10 seconds. So how can acrobats do it? Because they have practiced unicycling and jugling a lot (not at the same time), so these have become second nature. Doing a movement that is second nature doesn’t require a lot of concentration.


    “…why cant you make your hand go one way and your foot the other way without difficulty….”

    Ok, sorry, I’m very literal minded and if you say, try to make a 6, I’ll try to accomplish that. Now, if you had said, move your right foot clockwise and your right hand counterclockwise, I would have said, Correct, you can’t do that without lots of practice, as Health stated.

    You could do it with your right foot/left hand, though, for the same reason that when you walk you can’t swing your right hand forward when your right foot goes forward (without looking like a robot). Right foot, left hand. Hashem made us that our legs and feet work in concert with the opposite arm and hand. There is probably a lesson in there about the lower limbs, ie the body, working opposite to the upper limbs, ie the neshama, to teach us to use our neshama to counter the desires of our body. But maybe not.

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