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.
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.
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.