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riVeRraT
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Message 1 of 20 (248451)
10-03-2005 8:38 AM


Don't scroll down or cheat, and post your score, I got 17
It's a fowarded email thing, but its cute.

The average person only gets 7 right. This is based on U.S. 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 25 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 how
little we pay attention to the commonplace things of life.

RULES: Put your&nb sp;thinking caps on. No cheating! No looking around!
No getting out of your chair! No using anything on or in your desk
or computer! Can you beat 13?? (The average is 7) Write down your
answers and check answers (on the bottom) AFTER completing all the
questions.

REMEMBER - NO CHEATING!!! It doesn't matter if you cheat, actually,
because if you have to cheat, then you don't know the answer, thus,
you've already missed the question. BE HONEST!!! That means no looking
at your phone or anything on your desk...

Then, before you pass this on to your friends, change the number
on the subject line to show how many you got correct. Forward to
your friends and also back to the one who sent it to you. LET'S
JUST SEE HOW OBSERVANT YOU REALLY ARE. - If not, just have fun!

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 Li berty'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? (Don't you dare get up to see!)

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? (Don't look at that
dial!)

10. Which way does water go down the drain, counter or clock wise?
(Get out of the bathroom!)

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. How many sides does a stop sign have?

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

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

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

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

20. H ow many hot dog buns are in a standard package?

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

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

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

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

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

_______________________________________________________
ANSWERS:

1. Bottom

2. 50

3. Right

4. Blue, red, white, yellow, black & amp; gold

5. 1, 0

6. Right

7. 20

8. Red

9. 87.7

10. Counter-Clockwise (north of the equator)

11. From lower right to upper left

12. 12 (there is no #1)

13. Left

14. Clockwise as you look at it from the front.

15. 8

16. Left

17. 5

18. 6

19. Bashful

20. 8

21. Ace of spades

22. Left

23. * and #

24. 3

25. Counter


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Yaro
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Message 2 of 20 (248457)
10-03-2005 9:26 AM
Reply to: Message 1 by riVeRraT
10-03-2005 8:38 AM


I take issue with some questions. It assumes 'standard' on stuff that ain't necisseraly standard. For exampple, the sides of a pencil, it says 5. All the pencils on my desk have 6.

Anyhoo, pretty cool.


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purpledawn
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Message 3 of 20 (248467)
10-03-2005 9:48 AM
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10-03-2005 9:26 AM


Purpledawn 18
My pencils are round, no sides and I didn't look until after I did the test. :)


"The average man does not know what to do with this life, yet wants another one which lasts forever." --Anatole France
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Modulous
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Message 4 of 20 (248471)
10-03-2005 10:00 AM
Reply to: Message 1 by riVeRraT
10-03-2005 8:38 AM


I gave up
I was getting them right, but then cultural based questions came into it. Campbell's soup? The statue of liberty? What stripes start off the flag. The reason I am posting is I am wondering who or what 'U.S. info' is?

Abe: Also, I've seen this test with 27 questions on it, but the average result is the same. Is this not odd? The other two questions are 'What is on the back of a Canadian dime?' and 'On the back of a Canadian $1 coin, what is in the centre?'

I've also seen it with 29 questions, this time asking whose face is on a dime, and a question about a NY number plate, who is on the one dollar bill, and what letters do not appear on a telephone dial.

There is even a 30 question version (where question 24 is missing and it tries to demonstrate your observation lacking skills by pointing out that you didn't notice).

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Asgara
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Message 5 of 20 (248475)
10-03-2005 10:07 AM
Reply to: Message 1 by riVeRraT
10-03-2005 8:38 AM


I got 19 correct. (never can remember that damn seventh dwarf)
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jar
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Message 6 of 20 (248483)
10-03-2005 10:28 AM
Reply to: Message 1 by riVeRraT
10-03-2005 8:38 AM


21 right
Interesting. At least it did not have any movie references. :(


Aslan is not a Tame Lion
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berberry
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Message 7 of 20 (248488)
10-03-2005 10:37 AM
Reply to: Message 1 by riVeRraT
10-03-2005 8:38 AM


I got 4 wrong. It would have been 6, but I protest 2 of the answers given because I know for a fact I'm correct.

Number 7 asks for the number of matches in a standard pack. The answer provided was for match books, not match boxes - which I consider to be a pack. My answer was 32, which is the number contained in a standard match box (wood matches).

Number 9 asks for the lowest number on the FM dial. The question didn't specify whether the dial was analog or digital. I didn't think about it at the time, but my answer, 88, is in fact the lowest number on the analog dial.

Fun little test, rat. Thanks for the diversion.


"We look forward to hearing your vision, so we can more better do our job. That's what I'm telling you."-George W. Bush, Gulfport, Miss.,
Sept. 20, 2005.
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Coragyps
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Message 8 of 20 (248527)
10-03-2005 12:37 PM
Reply to: Message 1 by riVeRraT
10-03-2005 8:38 AM


19!!
But I, too, must protest the FM dial answer - 88 is the lowest number on any dial I've ever seen.

And answer 10 is incorrect: hemisphere matters not, only the swirl you gave the tub while filling or splashing around.


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Nuggin
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Message 9 of 20 (248534)
10-03-2005 1:00 PM
Reply to: Message 2 by Yaro
10-03-2005 9:26 AM


Pencils and Lugnuts
5 for lugnuts, 6 for pencils. It's write, you're just lining up answers and questions wrong.

I got it wrong anyway, said 6 for lugnuts


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Nuggin
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Message 10 of 20 (248535)
10-03-2005 1:03 PM
Reply to: Message 1 by riVeRraT
10-03-2005 8:38 AM


17 for me
I got a 17, but like many others I have some issues with the questions.

For example - which side of the cord on a venetian blind. The inside.

How many sides on a stop sign. 10 eight around the edges and a front and a back.

And, what the hell is a VHF TV Dial? Is that some new kind of TV remote? :P

Fun stuff though

abe: If the concensus is 88 is the lowest number on the FM dial, then 18 correct :)

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JustinC
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Message 11 of 20 (248541)
10-03-2005 1:15 PM
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10-03-2005 1:03 PM


Re: 17 for me
17.

The one about which way water goes down the drain is bullshit. The Coriolis effect only matters when the fluid spans across a bunch of a latitudal lines, like ocean currents and hurricanes. It isn't even strong enough to dictate which way a tornado will spin, let alone which way water drains down the tub.


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NosyNed
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Message 12 of 20 (248551)
10-03-2005 1:39 PM
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10-03-2005 8:38 AM


19
Some questions are definitely wrong.

The water direction down the drain depends on residual swirls in the water NOT on the hemisphere of the earth.
I just checked a regular "standard pencil" and both it and an expensive drawing pencil have 6 sides. I'm sure the answer there is wrong too.

I got 5 for the "most common" number of lugs but it is NOT standard.


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Message 13 of 20 (248554)
10-03-2005 1:42 PM
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10-03-2005 1:15 PM


Re: 17 for me
Yeah! The question should have been "Which direction do tropical cyclones spin in the Northern Hemisphere?". :)

And the lug nuts one is sort of lame as many smaller cars have only 4 lug nuts.

I only missed the matchbook and unlettered numbers on the phone dial and maybe answering 88 for the low end of the FM dial. And where is there blue on a Campbell's soup can?

(abe: forgot about the soup can colors.)

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Message 14 of 20 (248555)
10-03-2005 1:47 PM
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10-03-2005 1:39 PM


Re: 19
I think you misread the answer about pencils as it said six and so did you. Now of course I've owned round, square and even rectangular pencils, but by far most have been hexagonal.
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Message 15 of 20 (248556)
10-03-2005 1:48 PM
Reply to: Message 1 by riVeRraT
10-03-2005 8:38 AM


Eighteen. But I plead cultural prejudice - I would have gotten the two Canadian questions right.

I give the tester about fourteen for his/her questions. The other eleven are too ambigious or make too many assumptions about "standards".

And what about the obsession with cheating? I was witing the answers down with a pencil, so it was kind of hard not to cheat on that one. As for the letters on the phone dial - I have a phone right on my desk with no letters on it, so cheating wouldn't help.

If I was going to cheat, I would have just claimed 24 and gone into a tirade about cultural prejudice. :D


People who think they have all the answers usually don't understand the questions.
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