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Prompts for the Promptless

Wednesday, March 27, 2013

Counterintutition is a seemingly simple concept– it represents a truth that is contrary to common sense or the expectations of intuition.

Some examples of counterintuitive situations: You burn calories when you’re sleeping, flailing around is exactly the wrong thing to do when drowning, and beautifully speckled dart frogs can be poisonous to the touch.

Suggested Prompts:

  • Share a picture that represent something counterintuitive

  • Describe a counterintuitive situation in a realm of your expertise

  • Write a poem about counterintuition

  • Share a story about a counterintuitive situation

  • … or make up your own prompt related to the theme!

Brief post today, as I am heading off for the morning ferry to town.

Croy Brae, also known as Electric Brae. An example of a “gravity hill” where things appear to roll upwards. This information stone is at the side of the road.

Croy Brae
Croy Brae

Actually more  of a visual illusion, but still pretty counter-intuitive when you try it out, I’d say. At the very least… a source of confusion

Plus, I am in a hurry and it was the first thing that leaped to mind.



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