Tuesday, January 29, 2008

Testing time

Ok, I've tormented my workmates with these questions - now its your turn:

Below are four (4) questions and a bonus question.

You have to answer them instantly. You can't take your time, answer all of them immediately. And no cheating by scrolling down to the answer before you have answered.


Let's find out just how clever you really are....



First Question: You are participating in a race. You overtake the second person. What position are you in? (scroll down for the answer)

Answer: If you answered that you are first, then you are absolutely wrong! If you overtake the second person and you take his place, you are second!

Try not to screw up next time.

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

Second Question: I f you overtake the last person, then you are...? (scroll down)

Answer: If you answered that you are second to last, then you are wrong again. Tell me, how can you overtake the LAST person?

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

Third Question: V ery tricky arithmetic! Note: This must be done in your head only . Do NOT use paper and pencil or a calculator. Try it. 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?

Scroll down for the answer.....

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: 1. Nana, 2. Nene, 3. Nini, 4. Nono. What is the name of the fifth daughter?

Did you Answer Nunu? NO! Of course it isn't. Her name is Mary. Read the question again!

Okay, now the bonus round:

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? (scroll down)

He just has to open his mouth and ask... It's really very simple.

Friday, January 25, 2008

Which way is the girl spinning?

If the girl is turning clockwise then your left side of the brain is more dominant and you have a strong tendency to logic and analysis.

If the girl is turning counterclockwise then the right side of your brain is more dominant and you have a stronger tendency to intuition and creativity.

I can only really see her turn clockwise, one other person I sent this to at work can only see counter-clockwise, many reported being able to see her spin one way or the other interchangeably...

(Note: you'll have to click on the picture to see the animation work)

Sunday, January 20, 2008

Cruel Eyesight Test

For geezers like me anyway:

Wednesday, January 16, 2008

Darwin Award Candidates

Thursday, January 10, 2008

A Warning...

...to the owners of chocolate Labs: Don't thake them hunting.

Or if you do, don't let them do the shooting.

Tuesday, January 08, 2008

A Lesson in Investment Banking

25 Year-Old Beauty Seeks Rich Banker

Monday, January 07, 2008

Balloon Artist Gone Wild

These are kinda neat:

Friday, January 04, 2008

Ah yes, babies and chocolate cake

Somewhere I have a photo of #2 son at about the same age looking, if anything, even messier than this: