MENSA? Is that like GIRLSA? I was curious so I read the entire article about Mensa which appeared in the Providence Journal this past week.
Mensans are people with a very high I.Q.
Right then and there I knew I was way out of the running. So far out that I actually had to have help in understanding the article itself.
It was like I read something….went huh……read some more…..and thought that maybe Mensans were from another planet in a far off galaxy.
Anyhow, if perhaps you think you might qualify to be a Mensan, they’re holding a series of tests in R.I. and Mass. But you’d better hurry because only three dates are left. The 16th, 17th and 23rd of October. You can access their site at www.rhodeisland.us.mensa.org to find out more.
However if you tend to fail any kind of normal test, like blood tests…..um…well maybe not blood tests, but regular kinda tests, forget it.
I’m not claiming to be a rocket scientist, but these Mensa people are too far out for me to even consider taking that test.
For instance. Look at some of the questions they ask you.
What is the number that is one more than one-tenth of one-fifth of one-half of 4,000?
I can just about figure out how many spins I get on a slot machine for fifty bucks and they wanna know THAT! Gimmie a break. I really don’t care either. Like, when am I ever going to have to figure that one out anyhow. When’s the last time someone asked you that question? If you said last week, do not associate with normal people.
The answer to that question is, 1,155….might be a good lottery number to play.
In a foot race, Jerry was neither first, nor last. Janet beat Jerry. Jerry beat Pat. Charlie was neither first, nor last. Charlie beat Rachel. Pat beat Charlie. Who came in last?
This, to me is like the old Abbott and Costello routine….”Whos On First.” Or, it’s a bunch of people beating up on each other….I didn’t even try to figure this one out. Maybe the guys at CSI New York might want to give it a whack.
The answer….Rachel. I think she cheated.
This next one I always flunked in school. I absolutely hated the ol orange and lemon problem.
The question: Marian, (obviously a math freak) bought 4 oranges and 3 lemons for 90 cents. (so far so good) The next day she bought 3 oranges and 4 lemons for 85 cents. (obviously she got screwed out of a few cents at the first store) How much did each lemon and orange cost?
I don’t know, didn’t even try to figure it out, but my advice to Marion is to not go back to that first store that screwed her out of a few bucks.
The answer is……oranges cost 15 cents each: lemons cost 10 cents each…..unless you count the time she got screwed which may or may not change this answer.
One last one for good measure.
Jane went to visit Jill. Jill is Jane’s only husband. Um…wait…..correction…heh heh…..Jill is Jane’s only husband’s mother-in-law’s only husband’s only daughter’s only daughter. What relationship is Jill to Jane?
Boy is this one messed up family that really needs to see a good shrink…..and FAST. Hey, if they can’t figure out who the hell is who, how do they expect us to.
The answer……Jane’s daughter. (Jane’s mother’s husband is Jane’s father, his daughter is Jane, and Jill is her daughter)
So like where’s Spot the dog and did someone named Jack come into the picture later on and he and Jill go up the hill to fetch some water?
I finally gave up on all of this Mensa stuff.
I don’t want to learn anymore stuff. My brain is too full of useless stuff as it is. More stuff I do not need. And, if THIS is the stuff they want you to be tested on, it’s just too full of useless stuff which I’ll never use.
Now give me my Highlights Magazine so I can read all about real easy STUFF…………….like…….
Jack and Jill went up the hill to fetch a pail of water,
Each had a dollar and a quarter,
Jill came down with $2.50…..did they really go up for water?
Figure THAT one out Mensans….
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