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by | 15th, April 2004

‘“REVEALED,” says the Mail. “The real reason you can’t find your car keys.”

The Queen was taking no chances with the French traffic police

Not the pretend reason, note, or the fanciful reason, but the real reason. And since we love reality so very much, we read on.

The real reason, at least the one Professor Rene Marois comes up with, is that our short-term memory is very small.

“We found that the upper limit for visual short-term memory is just four objects, says Marois, whose team researched the matter.

“So if you come in and put your keys down with a load of shopping on a crowded work table or worktop, then you could find yourself immediately having problems remembering where you put them.”

The remedy is so sit down, roll a large joint, sip on an alcopop and try to think.

Or try only ever to buy three things, spending less time thinking about who played in the last World Cup and more time throwing out the entire contents of your unruly

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