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How does Ariadne's totem work? If Cobb's worked by never falling over, then how does Ariadne's totem work? What would she do with it to show that she was or wasn't in a dream?

She knows the properties of her chess piece totem...the weight, the way it falls, the sound it makes when it hits the table. Any variation of these expected properties would make her suspect she was actually in a dream rather than in reality.

William Ball asked the question 2011-08-19 11:42:14 UTC view / hide
Huse K provided an answer 2011-09-15 22:32:36 UTC view / hide
Jithin commented 2011-09-16 02:18:46 UTC
I am actually wondering how she managed to make her totem not to fall while dreaming?? :O
Steven Parry improved the question 2011-10-04 18:44:08 UTC view / hide
Steven Parry improved the answer 2011-10-04 18:46:32 UTC view / hide
Chris Li-Dunn commented 2012-08-19 11:30:42 UTC
Maybe when she knocked it over, it would roll over again so it would be the right way up?

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