Originally Posted by Freelancer
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...
It would be interesting to do a study on that and see what happens when people announce that they found words even if they hadn't found them or had any idea where they were. You could probably do a bunch of variations on that and use statistics to arrive at a reasonable conclusion.
But, until someone does a study like that, I choose to believe that something special was happening. I want to believe that there is something more going on in this existence. I want to find out "how it all works", I want to understand things like how twins can "communicate" with each other "telepathically".
It is fun to believe unexplainable things are possible.