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    Titana.

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    33/33 after about an hour. Believe or not, #10 took the longest (even though I had already got #9 and #27!

    But I've had practice!

    [Edit: Yes, I meant #5 took the longest even though I had already got #9 and #22! ops:]
    Last edited by Eroica; 2006-Jan-23 at 12:40 PM.

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    This has cropped up on another forum... Apparently it is not a test used by Mensa. Considering the bias towards bible-loving Brits, that seems quite likely.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Eroica
    33/33 after about an hour. Believe or not, #10 took the longest
    (even though I had already got #9 and #27!
    Those question numbers can't be right. I think you meant
    question #5 took the longest, even though you had already got
    #9 and #22. All three are on the same subject. #5 stumped me
    for several minutes, until I thought "Hmmm-- Do 39 + 27 = 66?"

    I got 29 right in about 30-40 minutes. The only "cheating"
    was to look up the spelling of the name of the German guy with
    the USA thermometer scale. The four questions I didn't get
    were:

    #16 100 C in a D
    #28 23 P of C in the H B
    #30 9 P in S A
    #31 6 B to an O in C

    I got #28 immediately after reading that one person guessed
    "P of" is "pairs of". But I think it should be "H G", not "H B".

    I presume that #30 is the "South Africa" one, but I tried all
    the P-words I could think of, including 'parishes", "ports",
    and "prisons".

    I figured out #24 13 L in a B D from "B D", but what B sells L
    by the D? Cookies and donuts and muffins, sure, but not L!

    -- Jeff, in Minneapolis

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    gah! BD did look like dozen, but the L killed me, too

    re 30 - keep looking for P words. It would make sense to Canadians, too.

    16.. My money is on you, you'll get it.


    31 is one I missed...

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    Yeah, 31 is hard...

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    I got 26... I couldn't get

    #5
    #13
    #14
    #24
    #28
    #30
    #33

    Just got #30... (I had it right but I "cheated" and used winword to get the right spelling for "P" :P) 27/33

    with regards

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    Quote Originally Posted by LurchGS
    re 30 - keep looking for P words. It would make sense
    to Canadians, too.
    That was straightforward.

    Quote Originally Posted by LurchGS
    16.. My money is on you, you'll get it.
    Okay, 100 C in a D. 100 cats in a dog. 100 couches in a divan.
    100 centipedes in a den... Oops. That did it. Haven't checked
    yet but the window is open and it is too obvious not to be right.
    Funny I didn't get it earlier. I kept thinking of metric things,
    but centi- and deci- or deka- just didn't fit. US-originated
    metric! I wonder if Ben Franklin had a hand in that.

    Oh fer Pete's sake. You gve me a clue, too. Sheesh.

    For #28, 23 P of C in the H B, I kept wanting to say "ports of
    call...", while others might want "pots of coffee..."

    -- Jeff, in Minneapolis

    10 millipedes = 1 centipede
    2.54 centipedes = 1 inchworm

    Edit to add: I suppose I should say, for anyone trying to track
    down the originator of the above metric bit, that as far as I
    know it is original with me. I only recall telling it to one person,
    sometime in the 1980's. So it's been a while.
    Last edited by Jeff Root; 2006-Jan-23 at 09:34 AM.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jeff Root
    10 millipedes = 1 centipede
    2.54 centipedes = 1 inchworm

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    An evil person would do the things that pop into my head.

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    I have to admit when I first looked at the list my mind went blank for a couple of minutes, then the real obvious ones clicked. I got 22 of them in less than hour but had to stop, the dogs insisted they get walked!
    After reading some of the posting I might just finish.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Pleiades
    I have to admit when I first looked at the list my mind went blank for a couple of minutes, then the real obvious ones clicked. I got 22 of them in less than hour but had to stop, the dogs insisted they get walked!
    After reading some of the posting I might just finish.
    They make it easy, don't they?

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    20 and I haven't read any of your posts yet in case there are spoilers.

    Make that 26. I went back and figured out 6 more without help.
    Last edited by beskeptical; 2006-Jan-23 at 10:58 AM.

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    23 without reading the thread, 26 after some of the easy spoilers (number 30, 13, 5). Still need 7, 12, 24, 26, 28, 31 and 33.

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    22 so far, one I cant count, because my GF pointed it out to me (would be 23 otherwise).
    I will probably get some after a while.
    This test is particularily hard for me since I am not a native english speaker and we use the metric system here.
    Still it is fun.
    hheheeh, guess I can already call myself a genius now though.
    ROFL
    CU
    Skipjack
    Last edited by Skipjack; 2006-Jan-23 at 12:33 PM.

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    Re: Mensa Test

    Quote Originally Posted by Eroica
    33/33 after about an hour. Believe or not, #10 took the longest (even though I had already got #9 and #27!

    But I've had practice!
    #10? Man, you must have felt like you put it in (so to speak)!

    Meanwhile, down to one nut to crack. I'd estimate actual total time spent on the test is about 40 minutes.

    I wonder if I submit the results, MENSA will reduce my annual membership fee? And there will be peace in the Middle East? And there will be wombats in Weehawken?

    I wonder...

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    Re: Mensa Test

    Geez, I just got the last one, realizing (subconsciously apparently) from some posts that this "test" is Britnocentric.

    Fortunately it didn't last that long.

    Over and out.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Fram
    23 without reading the thread, 26 after some of the easy spoilers (number 30, 13, 5). Still need 7, 12, 24, 26, 28, 31 and 33.
    I have 20 without reading the hints except for the deck/pack issue. I've got 7 and 26 though .
    With sufficient thrust, water towers fly just fine.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jeff Root
    Those question numbers can't be right. I think you meant
    question #5 took the longest, even though you had already got
    #9 and #22. All three are on the same subject.
    Oops! Yes, that's what I meant, though #10 was the second last one I got!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Nicolas
    I have 20 without reading the hints except for the deck/pack issue. I've got 7 and 26 though .
    Ah, I've gotten 26 now as well, it just sprang to me when rereading it. And for 7, I was close, but I had "states" (and the F wrong a well). So now only 5 left (12, 24, 28, 31, 33).

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    I don't like this test, it only allows for one correct answer even though multiple equally correct answers exist

    "100 C in a D", it didn't accept "100 cubiccentimeters in a deciliter"
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    Wow - I'm a whopping 12. I must not run in the same circles as those who designed the test.

    Then again, I've little doubt that I could devise tests at which they would fail miserably, such as:

    4 O in a C N

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    Quote Originally Posted by HenrikOlsen
    I don't like this test, it only allows for one correct answer even though multiple equally correct answers exist

    "100 C in a D", it didn't accept "100 cubiccentimeters in a deciliter"
    But it did accept 100 cents in a dollar, although "64 S on a C B" doesn't allow for "64 seats on a crew bus," and "9 P in S A" wasn't "9 presidents in South America."

    Maddening!

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