General Forum

General Forum

  1. Subscriberdivegeester
    digital entity
    libera te ex inferis
    Joined
    16 Feb '08
    Moves
    88238
    13 Mar '15 17:30
    Post your nominees here...
  2. wherever I am needed
    Joined
    13 Dec '12
    Moves
    40201
    13 Mar '15 18:55
    Stephen Hawking ?
  3. Subscribercoquette
    Already mated
    Omaha, Nebraska, USA
    Joined
    04 Jul '06
    Moves
    918290
    13 Mar '15 19:22
    Miss Oleum
  4. Standard memberGrampy Bobby
    Boston Lad
    USA
    Joined
    14 Jul '07
    Moves
    43012
    13 Mar '15 19:232 edits
    Originally posted by divegeester
    Post your nominees here...
    LemonJello and FreakyKBH; sonhouse and moonbus; coquette and drewnogal; Suzianne and Duchess64.
  5. Subscribersonhouse
    Fast and Curious
    slatington, pa, usa
    Joined
    28 Dec '04
    Moves
    52766
    13 Mar '15 20:18
    Originally posted by coquette
    Miss Oleum
    And her brother Lin?
  6. Subscribersonhouse
    Fast and Curious
    slatington, pa, usa
    Joined
    28 Dec '04
    Moves
    52766
    13 Mar '15 20:471 edit
    The post that was quoted here has been removed
    That is quite a list. I think you cover at least half of them🙂
    This list seems to short shrift creativity though. I think it only uses the word 'create' once, in the musical intelligence scale.
  7. SubscriberSuzianne
    Misfit Queen
    Isle of Misfit Toys
    Joined
    08 Aug '03
    Moves
    35761
    13 Mar '15 21:07
    Originally posted by sonhouse
    That is quite a list. I think you cover at least half of them🙂
    This list seems to short shrift creativity though. I think it only uses the word 'create' once, in the musical intelligence scale.
    Most people show a tendency towards 2 or 3 of these types mainly, perhaps with some others to a lesser degree.

    I think one could harness creativity towards any of these kinds of skill sets, really. Imagination is key.
  8. Standard memberGrampy Bobby
    Boston Lad
    USA
    Joined
    14 Jul '07
    Moves
    43012
    13 Mar '15 22:51
  9. SubscriberLEUR
    TEXAS
    STATE OF THE HEART
    Joined
    04 Nov '09
    Moves
    176021
    13 Mar '15 23:441 edit
    Fredo Corleone: It ain't the way I wanted it! I can handle things! I'm smart! Not like everybody says... like dumb...I'm smart and I want respect!
  10. SubscriberLEUR
    TEXAS
    STATE OF THE HEART
    Joined
    04 Nov '09
    Moves
    176021
    14 Mar '15 11:36
    Mark Twain: “Intellectual 'work' is misnamed; it is a pleasure, a dissipation, and is its own highest reward. The poorest paid architect, engineer, general, author, sculptor, painter, lecturer, advocate, legislator, actor, preacher, singer, is constructively in heaven when he is at work; and as for the magician with the fiddle-bow in his hand, who sits in the midst of a great orchestra with the ebbing and flowing tides of divine sound washing over him - why, certainly he is at work, if you wish to call it that, but lord, it's a sarcasm just the same. The law of work does seem utterly unfair - but there it is, and nothing can change it: the higher the pay in enjoyment the worker gets out of it, the higher shall be his pay in cash also.”
  11. Standard memberGrampy Bobby
    Boston Lad
    USA
    Joined
    14 Jul '07
    Moves
    43012
    14 Mar '15 12:231 edit
    Brain Exercise

    Exercise of the brain is as important as exercise of the muscles. As we grow older, it is important that we keep mentally alert. The saying: "If you don't use it, you will lose it" also applies to the brain.

    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 a MENSA candidate. 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 overstressed 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 three.

    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 heck are you still doing here reading these questions? If you said "glass", then go on to question four.

    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 do not, 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 1/60th 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 goodness sake! It was YOU, Read the first line!!!

    - Unknown

    http://boardofwisdom.com/togo/?viewid=1005&listname=Intelligence#.VQQl9bAo5ok
  12. SubscriberLEUR
    TEXAS
    STATE OF THE HEART
    Joined
    04 Nov '09
    Moves
    176021
    14 Mar '15 13:12
    Forest Gump: Stupid is as stupid does sir
  13. SubscriberLEUR
    TEXAS
    STATE OF THE HEART
    Joined
    04 Nov '09
    Moves
    176021
    14 Mar '15 13:17
    Groucho Marx: I read in the newspapers they are going to have 30 minutes of intellectual stuff on television every Monday from 7:30 to 8. to educate America. They couldn't educate America if they started at 6:30.
  14. Joined
    14 Mar '04
    Moves
    97046
    14 Mar '15 13:231 edit
    Do intelligent people really need an award? Isn't intelligence it's own award?
  15. Standard memberGrampy Bobby
    Boston Lad
    USA
    Joined
    14 Jul '07
    Moves
    43012
    14 Mar '15 14:18
    Originally posted by Great Big Stees
    Do intelligent people really need an award? Isn't intelligence it's own award?
    "Thinking is the hardest work there is, which is probably the reason why so few engage in it." -Henry Ford

    Maybe a great big nap, Stees, rather than an "award".
Back to Top