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  1. ScubaPete

    ScubaPete Senior member

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    I hesitate to post this as it requires a bit of the old "gray matter" BUT in the hopes that there are a few adults about who like to test their skills . . . . ,

    Here it is:

    How many of these questions can you answer? Are you really THAT observant?

    You sure ? ? ? ?

    The average person only gets 7 correct. (I personally find that frightening :(

    This is based on U. S. & CDN info, so use all lobes of your brain.

    This can be more difficult than it looks - it just shows how little most of us really see!

    There are 27 questions about things we see every day or have known about all our lives. How many can you get right? These little simple questions are harder than you think -- it just shows you how little we pay attention to the commonplace things of life.

    No cheating ! No looking around ! No getting out of your chair ! No using anything on or in your desk or omputer! Can you beat 20 ?? (Remember, the average is 7)

    Write down your answers and then check your answers (on the bottom) only AFTER completing all the questions.

    REMEMBER - NO CHEATING!!! -- BE HONEST!!!

    ~ Here we go ! ~

    1. On a standard traffic light, is the green on the top or bottom?

    2. How many states are there in the USA? (Don't laugh, some people don't know)

    3. In which hand is the Statue of Liberty's torch?

    4. What six colors are on the classic Campbell's soup label?

    5. What two numbers on the telephone dial don't have letters by them?

    6. When you walk does your left arm swing with your right or left leg?

    7. How many matches are in a standard pack?

    8. On the United States flag is the top stripe red or white?

    9. What is the lowest number on the FM dial?

    10. Which way does water go down the drain, counter or clockwise?

    11. Which way does a "no smoking" sign's slash run?

    12. How many channels on a VHF TV dial?

    13. On which side of a women's blouse are the buttons?

    14. Which way do fans rotate?

    15. What is on the back of a Canadian dime?

    16. How many sides does a stop sign have?

    17. Do books have even-numbered pages on the right or left side?

    18. How many lug nuts are on a standard car wheel?

    19. How many sides are there on a standard pencil?

    20. Sleepy, Happy, Sneezy, Grumpy, Dopey, Doc. Who's missing?

    21. How many hot dog buns are in a standard package?

    22. On which playing card is the card maker's trademark?

    23. On which side of a Venetian blind is the cord that adjusts the opening between the slats?

    24. On the back of a Canadian $1 coin, what is in the center?

    25. There are 12 buttons on a touch tone phone. What 2 symbols bear no digits?

    26. How many curves are there in the standard paper clip?

    27. Does a merry-go-round turn counter or clockwise?







    ANSWERS

    1. Bottom. 2. 50. 3. Right. 4. Blue, red, white, yellow, black, &gold. 5. 1, 0. 6. Right. 7. 20. 8. Red. 9. 88. 10. Clockwise (north of the equator). 11. Towards bottom right. 12. 12 (no #1). 13. Left. 14. Clockwise as you look at it. 15. The Bluenose. 16. 8. 17. Left. 18. 5. 19. 6. 20. Bashful. 21. 8. 22. Ace of spades. 23. Left. 24. Loon. 25. *, #. 26. 3. 27. Counter.

    Best "O" luck ~
     
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  2. zippyd

    zippyd Regular member

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    I got 19.
     
  3. Pop_Smith

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    I got 13 :(

    my answers: (EVERYONE SHOULD DO THIS :)

    1. Bottom
    2. 50
    3. Left hand (wrong)
    4. dunno, red, white (wrong)
    5. 1 and 0
    6. left (wrong)
    7. 50(?) (wrong)
    8. Red
    9. 87 (wrong)
    10. Counter-clockwise (wrong)
    11. Left (wrong)
    12. 5(?) (wrong)
    13. Left
    14. Clockwise
    15. Flower (wrong)
    16. 8
    17. Left
    18. 5
    19. 8 (wrong)
    20. Dunno (wrong)
    21. 8
    22. Joker (wrong)
    23. right (wrong)
    24. flowers (wrong)
    25. Pound and Star
    26. 3
    27. Counter

    I simply opened Notepad and typed 1. (answer) etc. then copy and paste what you did (after you put 'Wrong' by the ones you got wrong.
     
  4. Balaam

    Balaam Regular member

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    1 bottom
    2 50
    3 right
    4 white, red, black, (WRONG)
    5 0, 9 (WRONG)
    6 right
    7 28 (WRONG)
    8 white (WRONG)
    9 88.7 (WRONG)
    10 clockwise
    11 left
    12 13 (WRONG)
    13 right (WRONG)
    14 clockwise
    15 picture of the queen (WRONG)
    16 6 (WRONG)
    17 left
    18 4 (WRONG)
    19 5 (WRONG)
    20 queezy (WRONG)
    21 10 (WRONG)
    22 ace of spades
    23 left
    24 the queen shagging a buffalo (WRONG)
    25 pound & star
    26 3
    27 counterclockwise

    I typed my answers in w/o scrolling down and clicked submit right after I had finished.
    Edited to check for right and wrong.

    Whoot! 13. That means I'm almost twice as observant as the average person. By my math, that makes me almost one fourth as smart as an intelligent person...or, um...well, nvr mind.

    And what the hell was the deal with the questions regarding canadian currency? I have tokens from Chucky Cheese's that are 15 years old that are worth more than canadian coins! :p
     
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  5. Noqoilpi

    Noqoilpi Regular member

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    20 Thanks

    Missed
    4. Knew 4 out of 6 colors
    7. Do not smoke
    15. Not from Canada
    20. Long ago
    23. Observant? What is that.
    24. See 15
    26. See 23
     
  6. ScubaBud

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    I got 19. Wait, I take that back. (9) My FM goes to 87.5.

    Put me down for 20 then. <G>
     
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  7. Noqoilpi

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    Was that a digital or dial? lol
     
  8. ScubaPete

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    I guess tis only right that I post my original score . . . it was 20. The damn guy who sent it to me got 25, and argued he should have gotten 26 but missed # 9.stating that the answer was wrong . . . . He dies tomorrow . . . I hate a fr@#kin smartass :)
     
  9. Pop_Smith

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    that means i got 14 :)
     
  10. ScubaBud

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    Um... (shuffeling feet back and forth).. Um...(wearing bullet proof vest)... Um..."I would like to change my answer back to 19 please... :)

    (Raising hand to ask a question)
    Do I get a halve a point if I got 4 of the six colors correct on the Cambell's soup question since I am color blind? <G>
     
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  11. scott2453

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    i got 16 but i should get bonus points because i live the the US and have only seen canadian money like two times.
     
  12. Pop_Smith

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    lol, @ scott, that doesn't matter! Don't cheat the system :) I have seen it ONCE my whole life, its JUST two points. lol.
     
  13. Pop_Smith

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    oops, I hit the Reply key once and my browser froze so, i hit it (after i reloaded it) again.
    SORRY!
     
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    i got 17 right and i had my mom and dad take it and they only got 12. they both missed the one about how many states there are, they said 51. thats pretty sad when you live in the US and you dont even know how many states there are.
     
  15. Pop_Smith

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    lol, maybe they where including washington dc?
     
  16. ScubaBud

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    [bold]Pop_Smith[/bold]

    Based on what's happening in Washington DC lately, it might as well be another state or country for that matter. How about land of the liars... I mean lawyers... I mean liars... or something like that! <g>

     
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    lol, true to that!
     
  18. ddp

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    lawyers & politicans are all the same, full of hot air & bs. have you ever noticed that cities with politicans are hotter than the surrounding areas
     
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    ROTFLMAO!! ddp, thats a nice fact :)
     
  20. ScubaPete

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    Pop,


    Wasn't that redundent ? . . .

    Politicks (meaning) Poli (many) ticts (blood-sucking creatures)

    But then we knew that didn't we ?

    another day, another pint and not $.50 to show for it . . .

     

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