This is a brain exercise noted by Edward de Bono, and implemented by Kevan Davis - there's a full explanation at De Bono's web site.

The aim is to think of a category that four of these words fit into, and the other four do not. Drag them around the screen, into two groups - it should be possible to come up with something.

To play competitively or comparatively through a messenger system, with everyone using the same words; agree on a seed number with your opponents and have everyone enter it in the box below, before pressing return.
To get another eight random words, just reload this page.
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coffee-mug
jackal
lift
ferris wheel
beansprout
American-Indian
fireball