September 27th, 2011

INTELLIGENCE TEST

My friend, Diane Sismour, posted this on a Yahoo Group. It made me lol, out loud (and also made me feel a little dumb), so I copied the intelligence test below.


Let's see how you do.


Read each question, then say your answer aloud before scrolling down to the answer.

First question:

You are a participant in a race. You overtake the person in second place. What position are you in?

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If you answered 'First', you are absolutely wrong. If you overtake the second person, you take his place ie: you are in second place!

Try to do better next time.

Now answer the second question, but don't take as much time as you took for the first question, ok?

Second question:
If you overtake the last person, then you are...?
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If you answered 'second to last', you are.....
Wrong again. Tell me sunshine, how can you overtake the last person??

You're not very good at this, are you?


Third question:
very tricky arithmetic! Note: this must be done in your head only. Do not use paper and pencil or a calculator.

Take 1000 and add 40 to it. Now add another 1000 now add 30.
Add another 1000. Now add 20... Now add another 1000.
Now add 10. What is the total?
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Did you get 5000?

The correct answer is actually 4100...

If you don't believe it, check it with a calculator!
Today is definitely not your day, is it?

Maybe you'll get the last question right.... Maybe...

Fourth question:

Mary's father has five daughters: The first four are named, Nana, Nene, Nini and Nono. What is the name of the fifth daughter?
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Did you think the answer was 'Nunu'? Of course it isn't. Her name is Mary! Read the question again!

Okay, now the bonus round, i.e: a final chance to redeem yourself:

A mute person goes into a shop and wants to buy a toothbrush. By imitating the action of brushing his teeth he successfully expresses himself to the shopkeeper and the purchase is done. Next, a blind man comes into the shop who wants to buy a pair of sunglasses. How does he indicate what he wants?

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It's really very simple
HE OPENS HIS MOUTH AND ASKS FOR IT!
Does your employer actually pay you to think?
If so do not let them see your answers for this test!



So, how did you do?


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Silver linings






Being a 'glass is half full' sort of guy, I've been trying to find the silver lining on today's little rain cloud (aka Eldest daughter off school due to upset tummy).


  

The best I could come up with is:


 'At least she's finally learned to throw up in the waste bin if she can.'

Now, if I can just get her to empty it first in future...

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