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[5.SS]Strother

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I'm going through something that is bugging me a bit.

I've been noticing that when I look at the clock, oftentimes It will be 3:33. This has happened to me about 50 times within the past 2 months. I mean I look at the clock to see what time it is, but it's not like I look at the clock every single minute.

Anyway have any theories why this is happening?
 

RedGuardist

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Everything is clear. You are most definetly going crazy.:D

Or your clock has stopped.





Well, the funniest thing in this is, that human mind always wants to find a reason or explanation.

Sad but true, that many times they don
 

Grobut

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Most likely it has simply become a habit, like some people allways go to the bathroom at the same time every day or what have you, you have got yourself a habit of looking at the clock at 03:33.

Our body keeps track of time more effectively than one might think, so its not at all uncommon that peoples habits can be timed very accurately.
 

[5.SS]Strother

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Thats what I was thinking, internal clocks are very interesting. But I'm just curious, why 3:33...lol if it was like 2:19 I wouldn't think much of it, but 3 3s is a damn wierd coincidence.
 

[5.SS]Strother

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I always thought I had deja vu too often and I have an incredible since of timing...perhaps I'm being saved for something...like the apocolypse. I do have apocolyptic dreams a lot...like almost everynight.
 

Deeival

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Whenever I look at the clock it's either 9:11 (government conspiricy!) or 4:20 :eek:
 

Lt_Kettch

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9/11 the date or 911 the emergency call? Your clock reminds you of someone who is wating for a call from you (like for a date?).

Clocks can be weird conspiracy kitteh advises you to get a clock with watch hands, makes me think of Douglas Adams why?
 

Tomcat_ha

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Most likely it has simply become a habit, like some people allways go to the bathroom at the same time every day or what have you, you have got yourself a habit of looking at the clock at 03:33.

Our body keeps track of time more effectively than one might think, so its not at all uncommon that peoples habits can be timed very accurately.

I had a time in a summer vacation where i woke up around 11:40-45 for like weeks.
 

Pita

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I swear to god, whenever I look at my computer clock, it's on 13:37!
 

Mr._Kong

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lmao i had a similar thing a while ago, i would always wake up to find the timer on the microwave to have 9 seconds left. It went on like that for a long time, until it came out that my dad always stopped it there when he heated up milk for his coffee or something.
 

BicycleRepairMan

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Anyway have any theories why this is happening?
One of the brains best abilities is recognizing patterns (faces,perspective etc) this backfires when we see something pattern-like. The other times you look at the watch simply dissappear in your head because they dont fit the pattern, the same way the non-face-like attributes of the "face on mars" simply dont matter when you see the pattern of a face.

These 2 tables are the EXACT same size and shape, photoshop at will:



At the same time, we humans are incapable of really grasping randomness. People constantly think their Ipod shuffle has a hang-up on that one band etc
How many people do you think it takes in the same room before 2 people almost definately has the same birthdate? around 40. We all think its in the 300's but its not.

How many times do you have to look at the time before it repeats, probably a few, yes, but you can also add in the routine in your life, like about 3:33 your internal clock might tell you from experience you can soon go home from school or work, so you check to make sure, that narrows it down pretty well, and then it only takes 2 or 3 times in a row for you to swear its magic. (pattern recognition)
 
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