11/15/2006

The Ultimate Toy For When You're Sitting On The Toilet...


Now THAT title had to intrigue you, huh?

Last Christmas my mom gave each of us one of these. It's a Twenty Questions game. I think they're only like $10. What you do is think of some object (no proper nouns and not overly specific). The first question is always whether the thing you're thinking of is animal, vegetable, mineral, other, or unknown. Your answer options include yes, no, sometimes, or unknown. Then it will ask a series of different questions (Is it flat?, Is it bigger than a microwave?, etc.). After twenty questions, it will guess what you're thinking of. If it guesses wrong, it will try another five questions and guess again. The frequency with which it guesses right is pretty amazing. You'll be sitting there, thinking about the questions it asked and KNOWING there isn't a chance in hell that it'll get it, then it does!

Some of the things its guessed correctly: ceiling fan, aardvark, golf tee, nothing (I just kept hitting the no button to see what it would say), parakeet, aircraft carrier.

It did not guess turd or bong.

You can try it online HERE. They even give you more options for answers.

10 comments:

Teri said...

your title didn't make me bat an eye, I know how you men are and anything you can take into the bathroom with you to entertain, makes you happy.

this sounds like a cool toy, though!

dirty said...

I totally tricked it with chinchilla...cool toy.

Flannery Alden said...

I tried to get it to guess "magic". It didn't work. I wonder what turds, bongs and magic have in common.

LuvspAisTe said...

I went online to try it and it guessed I was thinking of a Metronome.

Pretty damn good.

vikkitikkitavi said...

Metronome? What fun is that? I got it to guess "fart"!!!

Big Orange said...

I LOVE that lil' thing! The last time my daughter was down here in the South she found one at the local chemists where she was waiting for me to fill a script.

"Dad!" she said, "Dad! This is amazing! check this thing out! Who programmed this? It's like a mindreading thing! If you buy it for me, I'll pay you back when we get back to the house!"

She apparently asked it questions for the entire plane trip back up to Erie, PA.

What I'd love to see is the flow-chart for the programming circuits it goes through and just HOW many nouns ARE programmed in there!!

lulu said...

I've played with that thing before. It guessed vibrator correctly.

LuvspAisTe said...

shit, I can't stop playing it.
Yes, metronomes are awesome, Vikki.
Flannery taught this thing well. It guessed "magic" after only 17 questions.

Teri said...

okay, that fuckin thing is AMAZING!

GETkristiLOVE said...

I just ordered one of these before reading your post. It may not make it to my 7 year-old nephew if it's this cool.