"It's that time of year to take our annual senior
Exercise of the brain is as important as exercise of
the muscles. As we grow older, it's important to keep
mentally alert. If you don't use it, you lose it!
Below is a very private way to gauge your loss or
non-loss of intelligence.
Take the test presented here to determine if you're
losing it or not. The spaces below are so you don't
see the answers until you've made your answer.
OK, relax, clear your mind and begin.
1. What do you put in a toaster?
Answer: "bread." If you said "toast," give up now and
do something else.
Try not to hurt yourself. If you said, bread, go to
2. Say "silk" five times. Now spell "silk." What do
Answer: Cows drink water. If you said "milk," don't
attempt the next question. Your brain is over-stressed
and may even overheat. Content yourself with reading a
more appropriate literature such as Auto World.
However, if you said "water", proceed to question 3.
3. If a red house is made from red bricks and a blue
house is made from blue bricks and a pink house is
made from pink bricks and a black house is made from
black bricks, what is a green house made from?
Answer: Greenhouses are made from glass. If you said
"green bricks," why are you still reading these???
If you said "glass," go on to Question 4.
4. It's twenty years ago, and a plane is flying at
20,000 feet over Germany (If you will recall, Germany
at the time was politically divided into West Germany
and East Germany.) Anyway, during the flight, TWO
engines fail. The pilot, realizing that the last
remaining engine is also failing, decides on a crash
landing procedure. Unfortunately the engine fails
before he can do so and the plane fatally crashes
smack in the middle of "no man's land" between East
Germany and West Germany. Where would you bury the
survivors? East Germany, West Germany, or no man's
Answer: You don't bury survivors.
If you said ANYTHING else, you're a dunce and you must
stop. If you said, "You don't bury survivors", proceed
to the next question.
5. Without using a calculator - You are driving a bus
from London to Milford Haven in Wales. In London, 17
people get on the bus; In Reading, six people get off
the bus and nine people get on. In Swindon, two
people get off and four get on. In Cardiff , 11 people
get off and 16 people get on. In Swansea, three people
get off and five people get on In Carmathen, six
people get off and three get on. You then arrive at
What was the name of the bus driver?
Answer: Oh, for crying out loud!
Don't you remember your own name? It was YOU!!
Now pass this along to all your friends and pray they
do better than you.