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Posers and Puzzles

Posers and Puzzles

  1. 31 Jul '04 00:19
    This exercise will test your ability to think quickly. You will be asked a series of simple mathematical sums, followed by a verbal question.

    You are to mentally answer each sum in succession before proceeding to the next sum. Finally, you are to answer the final question with the first answer that pops into your mind. Do not stop to consider. According to your answer, you will either be part of 98% of the population or part of 2% of the population.

    Just answer each sum as quickly as possible. You do not need to write or remember the answers.


    Here we go.
    How much is:
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    15 + 6
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    3 + 56
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    89 + 2
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    12 + 53
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    75 + 26
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    25 + 52
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    63 + 32
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    One more:
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    123 + 5
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    QUICKLY: Think of a tool and a colour.
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    Scroll further down.
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    Did you come up with red hammer?

    If this is not your answer, then you are among 2% of the population that did not do so. 98% of the population would think of a red hammer while doing this exercise. I doubt the veracity of the statistics, but the division is severely skewed.

    -Ray.
  2. Donation Acolyte
    Now With Added BA
    31 Jul '04 00:22
    Originally posted by rgoudie
    This exercise will test your ability to think quickly. You will be asked a series of simple mathematical sums, followed by a verbal question.

    You are to mentally answer each sum in succession before proceeding to the next sum. Finally, you are to answer the final question with the first answer that pops into your mind. Do not stop to consider. Accor ...[text shortened]... ercise. I doubt the veracity of the statistics, but the division is severely skewed.

    -Ray.
    Grey spanner
  3. Standard member Cribs
    Moderately Offensive
    31 Jul '04 00:47
    Eerie. I had red hammer.
  4. Standard member royalchicken
    CHAOS GHOST!!!
    31 Jul '04 04:25
    Pink wrench.
  5. 31 Jul '04 06:15
    Blue Hammer: Oh so close to being a sheep! Baaah humbug.
  6. Standard member royalchicken
    CHAOS GHOST!!!
    31 Jul '04 07:08
    Originally posted by Acolyte
    Grey spanner
    Colin, what on Earth is a spanner?
  7. 31 Jul '04 16:22
    Originally posted by royalchicken
    Colin, what on Earth is a spanner?
    A spanner is is a tool to undo a bolt from a " nut and bolt".

    Anyone one know how this works - I am in the N sea on a boat and have tried it with several people today most have the red hammer - though so far those for whom English is a second language have come up with other tools - red pliers for example - interesting that they were red though!
  8. Standard member Cribs
    Moderately Offensive
    31 Jul '04 16:39
    Originally posted by Mat Kelley

    Anyone one know how this works - I am in the N sea on a boat and have tried it with several people today most have the red hammer - though so far those for whom English is a second language have come up with other tools - red pliers for example - interesting that they were red though!
    I guess we all have a little bit of Ivan K. in us.
  9. 31 Jul '04 16:41
    Originally posted by Cribs
    I guess we all have a little bit of Ivan K. in us.
    I am obviously being thick but what?
  10. Standard member Cribs
    Moderately Offensive
    31 Jul '04 16:43
    Originally posted by Mat Kelley
    I am obviously being thick but what?
    I guess you don't know Ivan Kutchakokoff. He
    was a gentleman from Russia who used to post
    in the Debates forum. If you go back and read
    his posts, you may envision him being the type
    that carries around a big red hammer and sicle.

    Dr. Cribs
  11. 31 Jul '04 16:45
    Originally posted by Cribs
    I guess you don't know Ivan Kutchakokoff. He
    was a gentleman from Russia who used to post
    in the Debates forum. If you go back and read
    his posts, you may envision him being the type
    that carries around a big red hammer and sicle.

    Dr. Cribs
    Ah I have never been to the debates forum - enough going on here and in general - Anyway I now understand
  12. Standard member royalchicken
    CHAOS GHOST!!!
    31 Jul '04 18:10
    Originally posted by Mat Kelley
    A spanner is is a tool to undo a bolt from a " nut and bolt".

    Anyone one know how this works - I am in the N sea on a boat and have tried it with several people today most have the red hammer - though so far those for whom English is a second language have come up with other tools - red pliers for example - interesting that they were red though!
    Two nations divided by a common language--I suppose a spanner IS a wrench.
  13. 31 Jul '04 19:18
    Originally posted by royalchicken
    Two nations divided by a common language--I suppose a spanner IS a wrench.
    Certainly in the Uk a wrench is not the same as a spanner though it can be used for the same job - generally wrenches are adjustable whereas spanners are specic sizes you can also have ring spanners as well as normal spanners.
  14. 31 Jul '04 22:34
    Red hammer here, baaaa
  15. Standard member Nemesio
    Ursulakantor
    01 Aug '04 05:21
    red hammer, too.