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October 26th, 2003

brain exercise anyone? @ 04:18 pm

Been reading latest posts for lj and found this one, it confused the hell out of me.

Exercise of the brain is as important as exercise of the muscles. 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 gauge your loss or non-loss of
intelligence. So take the following test presented here and determine if
you are losing it or are still "with it." The spaces below are so you
don't see the answers until you have made your own.....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 over stressed 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 3.

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 devil are you still doing here reading these questions ?? If
you said "glass," then go on to Question 4.

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 dunce 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 1/60 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 crying out loud! Don't you remember your own name? It
was YOU, you dummy...the very first line says that you're driving the

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Date:October 26th, 2003 04:00 pm (UTC)
Cows do drink milk. Baby ones, anyway, since they are mammals. I didn't know they needed to drink if they could get water from grass otherwise.
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Date:October 26th, 2003 04:35 pm (UTC)
I missed a lot of the answers too. I think whoever wrote this was on crack.
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Date:October 27th, 2003 12:05 am (UTC)
Ooh... These were fun. :) I'll have to trip the hubby up with them now. ^_~
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Date:October 27th, 2003 05:17 am (UTC)
Its great isn't it? And I wouldn't have found it had I not been procrastinating to the and reading through the mass of latest posts on lj, hehehe. Glad you enjoyed them.

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