Brain exercise

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  1. Peaches4U

    Peaches4U Registered Member

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    Exercise of the brain is as important as exercise of the muscles. :D 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 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." :D

    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?

    Answer: "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 questionso_O?? 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 fatally 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 Sweden, two people get off and four get on. In Cardiff, 11 people get off and 16 people get in. 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? It was YOU!!
     
  2. beetlejuice

    beetlejuice Registered Member

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    :D Hi Peaches. That is a great test. I passed, although sometimes I wonder. o_O Here's another one-
    If it takes 4 men, 2 hours to dig a hole, 4 feet in diameter and 2 feet deep, how long would it take 2 men to dig half a hole 2 feet in diameter, and 1 foot deep? o_O







    If you took the time to do the math then you obviously wasted your time. You can't dig half a hole. A hole is a hole. :rolleyes:
     
  3. LowWaterMark

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    Are you sure about that?? I once ate half a donut hole. :p

    Of course then I ate the other half, err, and perhaps a dozen more. :D
     
  4. Peaches4U

    Peaches4U Registered Member

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    So was that the whole half or the half without the hole ;)
     
  6. Cochise

    Cochise A missed friend

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    I always thought that two halves made a (w)hole anyway. o_O

    Cochise. :cool:
     
  7. Uguel707

    Uguel707 Graphic Artist

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    Great! I enjoyed them!

    I'm afraid, it's true!



    Uguel :)
     

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