"Well, there is only one piece of advice I can give you," said the wisest of wise men. "The secret of happiness is to see all the marvels of the world and never to forget the drops of oil on the spoon."

('The Alchemist' Paulo Coelho)

Wednesday, January 26, 2005

Quiz for ageing grey cells

Here's a quiz to test your ageing (or not) grey cells, borrowed from a new friend over on Bravenet, Grandpa Chuck

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 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 answer.

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 green house 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. It's twenty years ago, and 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. 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 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 your own name? It
was YOU!!


Dale said...

Hooray! I got them all correct. Erm .. except the last one. I was doing so well, too.

Jennyta said...

Well done, Dale! Are you sure you got them right - you're not just pretending!!!Lol

Anonymous said...

Fell at the first hurdle -- toast for goodness sake.

And today someone asked, "Are you retiring next yesr."

Perhaps I should!

Shooting Parrots said...

Excellent. Mrs P fell for them all, apart from the toaster. Me? I fell for the lot.

Funnily enough, someone said to me yesterday that they thought I was retiring next year. And I laughed it off. Must have been precognition on their part.


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