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I have often heard my mother and her mother (my gran) and various other people complaining that when objects (such as car keys, cellphones, toys etc) go missing they are always found in the last place you look. This might be weird but I have thought about this topic many times, especially in bed at night.

At first I thought that it was this way because the people looking were very unlucky or just not very good at looking. I soon decided that this couldn't be the case as my gran has won many competitions and is very good at finding places and people in crowds.

I was just thinking about this topic a few minutes ago and have come up with what I believe is the undoubeted answer.

The reason why everything is in the last place you look is becasue you STOP LOOKING after you have found what it was you set out to find.


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The following comments are for "The last place you look"
by jzimm07

This was funny. Hadn't considered that possibility before. But in some cases, I disagree. Such as, if you're looking for your glasses, the true last place you would look would be your face.

Yes, I did that once. When I was a kid. Searched for ten minutes before I found the suckers.

( Posted by: Elphaba [Member] On: January 3, 2004 )

But, after you found the glasses on your face you stopped looking right?

( Posted by: jzimm07 [Member] On: January 4, 2004 )

We could go around and around with this. Yes, it was the last place I looked. But you're saying that it's the last place we look because we stop looking; I'm saying that occasionally, the last place we look truly is that.


( Posted by: Elphaba [Member] On: January 4, 2004 )

is that it?
you actually don't want us stop looking after locating what we set out to look for in the first place? and end up finding a lot more than that....systematic serendipity perhaps???

( Posted by: arahman [Member] On: January 7, 2004 )

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