Brain Test: Find the Man in the Coffee Beans-Unproven!


Summary of eRumor:

A close-up picture of a pile of coffee beans.
The text of the email says there is a man hidden somewhere in the beans and that how long it takes you to find him is a test of your brain development.

The Truth:

We’ve not found the origin of the picture or any documentation that it is any reliable test of “brain development.”

Updated 9/17/05

A real example of the eRumor as it has appeared on the Internet:

Doctors have concluded that, if you find the man in 3 seconds, then the
Right half of your brain is better developed than most people.

If you find the man between 3 seconds and one minute, then your right
Half of the brain is developed normally.

If you find the man between one minute and 3 minutes, then the right
Half of your brain is functioning slowly and you need to Eat more

If you have not found the man after 3 minutes, the right half of your
Brain is a mess, and the only advice is to look for more of these types
of exercises to make that part of the brain stronger.

The man is really there. Keep looking!