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Post by Natasha (candygirl) » Oct 28th 2002, 3:13 pm

Just a little something to amuse ourselves with on a Monday morning.

See how many you can get correct - figure out what the letters mean.

For example: 24 H in a D = 24 hours in a day

According to MENSA, if you get 23 correct then you are a genius. Take that with a grain of salt. :D

1. 26 L of the A
2. 7 D of the W
3. 7 W of the W
4. 12 S of the Z
5. 66 B of the B
6. 52 C in a P (WJs)
7. 13 S in the USF
8. 18 H on a GC
9. 39 B of the OT
10. 5 T on a F
11. 90 D in a RA
12. 3 BM (SHTR)
13. 32 is the T in DF at which WF
14. 15 P in a RT
15. 3 W on a T
16. 100 C in a R
17. 11 P in a F (S) T
18. 12 M in a Y
19. 13=UFS
20. 8 T on an O
21. 29 D in F in a LY
22. 27 B in the NT
23. 365 D in a Y
24. 13 L in a BD
25. 52 W in a Y
26. 9 L of a C
27. 60 M in a H
28. 23 P of C in the HB
29. 64 S on a CB
30. 9 P in SA
31. 6 B to an O in C
32. 1000 Y in a M
33. 15 M on a DMC

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Post by Nostradamus » Oct 28th 2002, 11:20 pm

11 out of 33; 1/3; less than half way to genius! :roll:

I've taken two standardized tests similar to the ones Mensa uses to judge applicants; both times my results put me in the 97th percentile, just below the 98th that they require. I've often thought Mensans were rather snooty to hold themselves above everyone else because of a test result, but I might think differently if my own scores were one percentile higher... :P

Addendum: I went back and figured out 2 more, then showed it to a family member who promptly got 3 more than I did... lousy show-off family! :wink:
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Post by starbug » Oct 29th 2002, 6:57 am

How do we know we're correct?

I could make up anything...

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Post by Nostradamus » Oct 29th 2002, 8:52 am

starbug wrote:How do we know we're correct?

I could make up anything...
Well, a lot of the answers are fairly unmistakable, like 52 Wiggets in a Yargle, and 6 Bowls to an Olive in Canada. Surely you knew that much. :wink:
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Post by Sascha (sab) » Oct 29th 2002, 9:04 am

For those who want to cheat... (like me :-) )







SPOILER WARNING

DONT READ THIS POST IF YOU DON'T WANT TO KNOW THE SOLUTION!















24 hours in a day
26 letters of the alphabet
7 days of the week
7 wonders of the world
12 signs of the Zodiac
66 Books of the Bible
52 Cards in a Pack (without Jokers)
13 stripes in the US Flag
18 Holes on a gold course
39 books of the old testiment
5 toes on a foot
90 degrees in a right angle
3 Blind Mice (See how they run)
32 is the temperature in Degrees Fahrenheit at which water freezes
15 players in a rugby team
3 wheels on a tricycle
100 cents in a rand
11 Players in a Football (soccer) team
12 months in a year
13 = Unlucky for some
8 Tenticles on an octopus
29 days in February in a leap year
27 books in the New testiment
365 Days in a year
13 Loaves in a bakers dozen
52 Weeks in a year
9 lives of a cat
60 minutes in a hour
23 Pairs of Chromosomes in the human body
64 Squares on a chess board
9 Provinces in South Africa
6 Balls to an out/over in Cricket
1000 years in a millenium
15 men on a dead mans chest


(from: http://www.cl.uh.edu/itc/scripts/FUTR/m ... board.html )
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Post by starbug » Oct 29th 2002, 10:28 am

Nostradamus,

:D :D :D :D

That is all.

I have not looked at the cheats as I am genuinely curious about these things. I'm working on it right now....

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Post by starbug » Oct 29th 2002, 11:01 am

So, I got 19 in about 10 minutes...

But looking at the answers, they're so obvious. Of course
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Post by Natasha (candygirl) » Oct 29th 2002, 2:19 pm

Nostradamus wrote:Well, a lot of the answers are fairly unmistakable, like 52 Wiggets in a Yargle, and 6 Bowls to an Olive in Canada. Surely you knew that much. :wink:
I don't know how you only got 11/33 with answers like that. You are a genius!

:D

(when I emailed it to my friend, I was sure to specify that the answer to #30 was NOT 9 pen*ses in Susan's a** because I had a sneaking suspicion...)

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Re: Church of the Sub-Genius

Post by pirategraham » Oct 29th 2002, 3:35 pm

[quote="Nostradamus"] I've often thought Mensans were rather snooty to hold themselves above everyone else because of a test result, but I might think differently if my own scores were one percentile higher... :P

Probably not. I went with a few friends to this couple's house to play some games. They were both members. I think they might have even met at a meeting. Anyways, at some point during the night, they asked us if we were members. We said no and get this look (where you suddenly realize you are surrounded by inferiors). We pointed out that we all had taken preliminary tests in the past, just for fun and passed. All of the sudden the conversation turned into a recruitment. They began extolling the virtue of joining and how it was important for "people like us" to stick together. They were talking how it was important for "people like us" need to have more kids because "inferior" people have more kids and we need to balance them out. My friends and I were looking at each other like "did he just say what I think he said?"

Now I hate to generalize and these are the only people I have met that have openly admitted to being members (Intellectuals Anonymous?? My name is Bob and I am and intellectual. My name is Sally and I have been average for 6 months now.), but if you think about it, what are the advantages of membership?

Does it look good on a resume? I am a math teacher so I belong to the National Council of Teachers of Mathematics. I get publications on new ideas for teaching math. By having access to this information, I am suppossedly a better candidate than someone who isn't. What job is there that the secret information of MENSA would benefit you in? Besides MENSA president, I mean.

Do they have fun scoial events? Square Dancing for Squares? Bowling for Brainiacs?? Every Friday night!! Bowling for Brainiacs!! Add your pin total to your IQ. First prize is a new set of encyclopedias!!!

If you want to meet smart people, why not drop by the local college?


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Post by Natasha (candygirl) » Oct 29th 2002, 4:22 pm

Your post reminded me of an episode of Ed where one of the characters went to a MENSA social event - it was only amusing because they were all jackasses.

:D

On the other hand, I know lots of really smart non-MENSA people who are fun to hang out with.

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Post by dTheater » Oct 29th 2002, 11:20 pm

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Post by Nostradamus » Oct 30th 2002, 1:02 am

dTheater wrote:I didn't do too good, but then again, I'm not wearing any pants.
:lol: :lol: :lol:

Don't forget your thinking cap! Many nations/states/territories/provinces now mandate the wearing of protective thinking caps and/or smarty pants to prevent serious brain damage during strenous thought. :D
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Post by katy » Oct 30th 2002, 1:32 pm

Well, I kept trying until I got 23 (though I did have to check myself on a few, with help from the trusty internet).

...I guess it helps to be a preschool teacher after all (what with all the nursery rhymes)...in all fairness, though, it probably helped more that we did several of these number puzzles for my job this past summer...and speaking of which, I thought I might add a few more to rack your brains...

24 BBB in a P
200 D for PG in M
1 RTRTA...
7 DS
4 LP plus the BBW

I can't think of any other good ones at the moment...Enjoy!

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Post by Natasha (candygirl) » Oct 30th 2002, 2:51 pm

dTheater wrote:I didn't do too good, but then again, I'm not wearing any pants.
Pantlessness is a requirement for a different kind of test.

:shock:

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Post by pirategraham » Oct 30th 2002, 2:58 pm

[quote="katy"]I thought I might add a few more to rack your brains...

24 BBB in a P
200 D for PG in M
quote]

Shouldn't the first one be 4 and 20 BBB in a P?

I believe the next one refers to a fine....200 dollars for passing gas in museum. :)

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