July 19th, 2003, 10:38 AM
test of intelligence
A quick test of intelligence. Don't cheat! Because if you do, the test will be no fun.
There are no Tricks to the test. Read this sentence:
FINISHED FILES ARE THE RE-
SULT OF YEARS OF SCIENTIF-
IC STUDY COMBINED WITH
THE EXPERIENCE OF YEARS.
Now count aloud the F's in that sentence. Important, count them ONLY ONCE: do not go back and count them again
2.There is a town in Texas where 5 percent of all the people living there have unlisted phone numbers. If you selected 100 names at random from the town's phone directory, on average, how many of these people would have unlisted phone numbers?
Anwser at the bottom No CHEATING
One of average intelligence finds three of them. If you spotted four, you're above average. If you got five, you can turn your nose at most anybody. If you caught six, you are a genius. There is no catch. Many people forget the "OF"'s. The human brain tends to see them as V's and not F's.
You will not find unlisted phone numbers in a phone directory
I had to google 'jfgi' to see what it meant. The irony is overwhelming.
July 19th, 2003, 07:10 PM
Q1: I am a genius.
Q2: beep, wrong answer...damn!!!
Beware Clarity! A person talking to you in clear language is clearly using obsolete ideas.
July 19th, 2003, 07:20 PM
Q1: I too am genius.
Q2: Uh, Dur. . . uh, what, uh, nevermind...
Because I am a woman, I must make unusual efforts to succeed. If I fail, no one will say, "She doesn't have what it takes"; They will say, "Women don't have what it takes".
Clare Boothe Luce
July 19th, 2003, 10:04 PM
1 : Genuis
ummm and do i get extra points for finding a flaw in the second question??
actually the names of people with unlisted numbers will still apear in a towns phone directory - just not in a town's phone book
100 names at random from the town's phone directory
I work for the UK's largest directory service and even xd/nc (ex-directory/ no calls) or unlisted people's details still appear in the actual directory just not their numbers...
so you could select 100 hundred names form the directory and still come across people whos numbers were not listed
If your in the UK you can try it - if your number is unlisted or you know of someone's who is just dial 192 (Directory inqueries) and give the name and address....you will be informed that the number is xd/nc so it does actually appear otherwise it would just come back NT (No Trace)
But if you were to rephrase the question
then the answer given would be correct =P
00 names at random from the town's phone book
July 20th, 2003, 11:45 PM
1) I got 6.
2) I got right, for what valhallen said.
Does this mean am smart? Yup.
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