Mental Test >> >> >>Exercise of the brain is as important as exercise of >>the muscles. As we grow older, it's important that we >>keep mentally alert. The saying: "If you don't use it, >>you will lose it" also applies to the brain, so......... >> >>Below is a very private way to gage your loss or >>non-loss of intelligence. So take the following test >>presented here and determine if you are losing it or >>are still a MENSA candidate. >> >>OK, relax, clear your mind and....... begin. >> >>1. What do you put in a toaster? >> >> >> >> >> >> >> >> >> >> >>The answer is bread. If you said "toast", then give up >>now and go do something else. Try not to hurt >>yourself. If you said, "bread", go to question 2. >> >> >> >> >> >> >> >> >> >> >>2. Say "silk" five times. Now spell "silk". What do >>cows drink? >> >> >> >> >> >> >> >> >> >> >> >> >>Answer: Cows drink water. If you said "milk", please >>do not attempt the next question. Your brain is >>obviously overstressed and may even overheat. It may >>be that you need to content yourself with reading >>something more appropriate such as "Children's World". >>If you said, "water" then proceed to question three. >> >> >> >> >> >> >> >> >> >> >> >> >> >> >>3. If a red house is made from red bricks and a blue >>house is made from blue bricks and a pink house is >>made from pink bricks and a black house is made from >>black bricks, what is a greenhouse made from? >> >> >> >> >> >> >> >> >> >> >> >> >> >> >>Answer: Greenhouses are made from glass. If you said >>"green bricks", what the heck are you still doing here >>reading these questions????? If you said >>"glass", then go on to question four. >> >> >> >> >> >> >> >> >> >> >>4. Twenty years ago, a plane is ; flying at 20,000 feet >>over Germany. If you will recall, Germany at the time >>was politically divided into West Germany and East >>Germany. Anyway, during the flight, TWO of the engines >>fail. The pilot, realizing that the last remaining >>engine is also failing, decides on a crash landing >>procedure. Unfortunately the engine fails before he >>has time and the plane crashes smack in the middle of >>"no man's land" between East Germany and West Germany. >>Where would you bury the survivors - East Germany or >>West Germany or in "no man's land"? >> >> >> >> >> >> >> >> >> >> >>Answer: You don't, of course, bury survivors. If you >>said ANYTHING else, you are a real idiot and you must >>NEVER try to rescue anyone from a plane crash. Your >>efforts would not be appreciated. ...... If you said, >>"Don't bury the survivors" then proceed to the next question. >> >> >> >> >> >> >> >> >> >> >>5. If the hour hand on a clock moves 1/60th of a >>degree every minute then how many degrees will the >>hour hand move in one hour? >> >> >> >> >> >> >> >> >> >> >>Answer: One degree. If you said "360 degrees" or >>anything other than "one degree", you are to be >>congratulated on getting this far, but you are >>obviously out of your league. Turn your pencil in and >>exit the room. Everyone else proceed to the final question. >> >> >> >> >> >> >> >> >> >> >> >> >> >>6. Without using a calculator - You are driving a bus >>from London to Milford Haven in Wales. In London, 17 >>people get on the bus. In Reading, six people get off >>the bus and nine people get on. In Swindon, two people >>get off and four get on. In Cardiff, 11 people get off >>and 16 people get on. In Swansea, three people get off >>and five people get on. In Carmathen, six people get >>off and three get on. You then arrive at Milford >>Haven. What was the name of the bus driver? >> >> >> >> >> >> >> >> >> >> >>Answer: Oh, for heaven sake! It was YOU, you dummy. >>Read the first line!!!

I don't get the clock ?, shoudn't it be 5, all the others were easy... /forums/images/graemlins/tongue.gif

It's just math...looking at a clock won't get you the answer 1/60 of a degree x 60 is one full degree. Rene

I guess it's just the way it's worded, because I still don't get it and no amount of reasoning is gonna help with this one....hahahahahaha, I re-read it and came out with 60 this time, I know the answer to be 1 but I can't get the ? to come out right in my head.... /forums/images/graemlins/rotfl.gif /forums/images/graemlins/rotfl.gif /forums/images/graemlins/rotfl.gif /forums/images/graemlins/rotfl.gif /forums/images/graemlins/rotfl.gif /forums/images/graemlins/rotfl.gif

Try it in decimal then. 1/60 is 0.016666667. Multiply that by 60 and see what you get./forums/images/graemlins/thumb.gif Rene

I got them all right except the last one. I was figuring out how many people were on the bus and never even needed too. DUH...blonde moment i guess.