Wednesday, January 25, 2006

Fwd: Fwd: Fwd: Julie got 14

This was pretty interesting. I got 18 BUT I must confess I guessed on 5 of them and happened to get them correct so - - -

- Dad

---------- Forwarded message ----------

Date: Mon, 23 Jan 2006 13:43:45 -0500
Subject: Fwd: Fwd: Katie got 12

This is fun but harder than you might think!!!
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 you how little we pay attention to the
commonplace things of life.
Put your 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 20?? (The average is 7) Write down your answers as you go. !
check answers (on the bottom) AFTER completing all the questions.
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.
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 Liberty's torch?
4. What six colours 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
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 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. How 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?

1. Bottom
2. 52
3. Right
4. Blue, red, white, yellow, black, & gold 5. 1, 0 6. Right 7. 40 8. Red 9.
88 10. Clockwise (north of the equator) 11. Towards bottom right 12. 12
(there is no channel #1) 13. Left 14. Clockwise as you look at it 15. 8 16.
Left 17. 5 18. 6 19. Bashful 20. 8 21. Ace of spades 22. Left 23. *, # 24. 3
25. Counter Now send it to s ome of your friends and put your score in the
subject box!!!


Blogger the Nabob said...

hold up.

there are 52 states?

10:26 AM  
Blogger Matt said...

Using an expansive definition of "state" to include territories, there are something like 56, but I don't think there's any way to get to 52. That seems fishy.

I am shocked that a forwarded email message would have unreliable information!

9:17 PM  
Blogger charles said...

I good friend made this error once in European History, i.e. 10th Grade. He said there were 52 states, 50 continental plus Alaska and Hawaii.

2:02 PM  

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