When I was in middle school, one of my teachers would give the students a lot of busywork to do. Many times, she gave us word find puzzles to do in class. |
What was interesting to me was something that happened each time we were doing word find puzzles in class. A student in the class would find a word, and announce to the class which word they find. Mere seconds later, other students would find the same word, even though the first student to find the word never said where it was and the other students who found the word were not sitting near the first student who found the word.
I still wonder about this phenomenon today. It seems to me that the first student to find the word is somehow sharing his/her thoughts with the other students nearby. Has anyone had a similar experience?
I don't think this is a paranormal thing actually, I have nothing to back this up with but what I think happened is;
When one student announced the word he found, what happens is that the entire class starts to look for it subconsciously. Suddenly instead of looking for a random word, everybody is looking for that particular word. So a few seconds later everybody else starts finding it.
If you where to do the same thing again and prevent everyone hearing anything thats going on I'd bet that somebody announcing the word 'horse' won't make a difference...