December 30, 2003
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. Take the following test and determine if you are
losing it or are
still "with it."
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.
you said, "bread," go
to Question 2.
2. Say "silk" five
times. Now spell "silk." What do
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
If you said "water," 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 reading these
If you said "glass," then
go on to Question 4.
4. Twenty years ago, a plane was flying at 20,000 feet
over Germany. If you recall, Germany at the time was politically
West Germany and East Germany. Anyway, during the flight, TWO
of the engines failed. The pilot, realizing that the last remaining
engine is also failing, decides on a crash landing procedure.....
Unfortunately the third engine fails before he has time to attempt
an emergency landing, and the plane crashes smack in the
middle of "no man's land" between East Germany and
Where would you bury the survivors?
... in East Germany or West Germany or in "no man's
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
from a plane crash. Your efforts would not be appreciated
you said, "Don't bury the survivors," proceed
to the next question.
5. If the hour hand on a clock moves 1/60
of a degree every minute 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 in your pencil, 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 crying out loud! Don't you remember? It was YOU!!
Now pass this along to all your "friends" and hope they do better
then you did!
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