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1) From: miKe mcKoffee
I think it's pretty much accepted there are some pretty sharp intellects on
the List. Test how sharp you really are.
I'll not tell how I did!
Test for Dementia
Below are four (4) questions and a bonus question. You have to answer them
instantly.
You can't take your time - answer all of them immediately. Then scroll down
for the answer.
			
Let's find out just how clever you really are.... 
			
First Question: (Remember to answer instantly don't think about it!)
You are participating in a race. You overtake the second person. What
position are you in? 
			 
Answer: If you answered that you are first, then you are absolutely wrong!
If you overtake the second person and you take his place, you are second!
			
Try not to screw up next time.
Now answer the second question, but don't take as much time as you took for
the first question, OK ?
Second Question:
If you overtake the last person, then you are...?
			 
Answer: If you answered that you are second to last, then you are wrong
again. Tell me, how can you overtake the LAST Person? 
			
You're not very good at this, are you?
Third Question: Very tricky arithmetic! Note: This must be done in your head
only. Do NOT use paper and pencil or a calculator. Try it.
			
Take 1000 and add 40 to it.
Now add another 1000.
Now add 30.
Add another 1000.
Now add 20.
Now add another 1000.
Now add 10 . What is the total?
Did you get 5000? The correct answer is actually 4100. If you don't believe
it, check it with a calculator! 
Today is definitely not your day, is it? 
Maybe you'll get the last question right....  
Maybe.
Fourth Question: Mary's father has five daughters: 1. Nana, 2. Nene, 3.
Nini,	4. Nono.
What is the name of the fifth daughter? 
			 
Did you Answer Nunu? NO! Of course it isn't.
Her name is Mary! Read the question again!
Okay, now the bonus round:
A mute person goes into a shop and wants to buy a toothbrush. By imitating
the action of brushing his teeth he successfully expresses himself to the
shopkeeper and the purchase is done. 
Next, a blind man comes into the shop who wants to buy a pair of sunglasses;
how does HE indicate what he wants?
He just has to open his mouth and ask...  
It's really very simple.... Like you!
*** Hard to say if I would have done better or worse knocking back a couple
shots first...
			
KEEP THIS TO FRUSTRATE THE
SMART PEOPLE IN YOUR LIFE
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2) From: Tom & Maria - Sweet Maria's Coffee
I failed miserably ... but hey, Sunday is not my thinking day...
Tom
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3) From: Bob Hazen
Well, that was humbling.... But then, since I failed the dementia test, can 
you really believe me?
Bob
From: "miKe mcKoffee" 
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4) From: Tom Ulmer
My cognitive disorder, as it was, caused me to question whether Mary was
indeed feminine...

5) From: miKe mcKoffee
Hmmm...if it's a test for dementia and you fail do you pass? Yeah that's it,
I too passed the test!
miKe
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6) From: Sandy Andina
no fair--I had a glass of champagne and two of pinot noir first...
On Oct 19, 2008, at 6:51 PM, Tom Ulmer wrote:
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7) From: Andy Thomas
Good post, MiKe. I got 2 right. So I'm only two-fifths demented!
----- Original Message ----
From: miKe mcKoffee 
To: homeroast
Sent: Sunday, October 19, 2008 3:54:16 PM
Subject: [Homeroast] OT > dementia?
I think it's pretty much accepted there are some pretty sharp intellects on
the List. Test how sharp you really are.
I'll not tell how I did!
Test for Dementia
Below are four (4) questions and a bonus question. You have to answer them
instantly.
You can't take your time - answer all of them immediately. Then scroll down
for the answer.
            =
Let's find out just how clever you really are.... =
            =
First Question: (Remember to answer instantly don't think about it!)
You are participating in a race. You overtake the second person. What
position are you in? =
            =
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Answer: If you answered that you are first, then you are absolutely wrong!
If you overtake the second person and you take his place, you are second!
            =
Try not to screw up next time.
Now answer the second question, but don't take as much time as you took for
the first question, OK ?
Second Question:
If you overtake the last person, then you are...?
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Answer: If you answered that you are second to last, then you are wrong
again. Tell me, how can you overtake the LAST Person? =
            =
            =
You're not very good at this, are you?
            =
Third Question: Very tricky arithmetic! Note: This must be done in your head
only. Do NOT use paper and pencil or a calculator. Try it.
            =
Take 1000 and add 40 to it.
Now add another 1000.
Now add 30.
Add another 1000.
Now add 20.
Now add another 1000.
Now add 10 . What is the total?
            =
            =
Did you get 5000? The correct answer is actually 4100. If you don't believe
it, check it with a calculator! =
Today is definitely not your day, is it? =
Maybe you'll get the last question right....  =
Maybe.
            =
Fourth Question: Mary's father has five daughters: 1. Nana, 2. Nene, 3.
Nini,    4. Nono.
What is the name of the fifth daughter? =
            =
            =
            =
            =
            =
            =
            =
Did you Answer Nunu? NO! Of course it isn't.
Her name is Mary! Read the question again!
            =
Okay, now the bonus round:
A mute person goes into a shop and wants to buy a toothbrush. By imitating
the action of brushing his teeth he successfully expresses himself to the
shopkeeper and the purchase is done. =
Next, a blind man comes into the shop who wants to buy a pair of sunglasses;
how does HE indicate what he wants?
He just has to open his mouth and ask...  =
It's really very simple.... Like you!
*** Hard to say if I would have done better or worse knocking back a couple
shots first...
            =
KEEP THIS TO FRUSTRATE THE
SMART PEOPLE IN YOUR LIFE
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8) From: miKe mcKoffee
RE Q#2 not enough information, test writer blew it, answer depends on the
race venue. IF a multiple "lap" race correct answer would be "not last",
could be any position from 1st to 2nd to last "lapping" the last place
person. Just saying...anything...to improve...my original...score:-)
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9) From: Seth Grandeau
I simply assumed they meant that, in the act of passing him/her, he/she
became the last place runner and me, next-to-last.  Therefore, I (and I'm
guessing the rest of you) gain 1 point.
On 10/20/08, miKe mcKoffee  wrote:
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10) From: miKe mcKoffee
Ah, that an assumption assumed to be made but is incorrect as question
worded: "you overtake the last person", not overtake them and they then
become the last person... So instead of gaining 1 point you lose another
1!:-(
My RE Q#2 answers their question in their answer to the question: "Tell me,
how can you overtake the LAST Person?" which is by lapping them. They are in
last place when you pass them and remain in last place after you pass them.
Your position in the race remains unchanged no matter what it is. 
miKe
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11) From: raymanowen
I like it. Not the dementia- what a drag.
Sarah was more than a little peeved that she had to go in yesterday
(Sunday), and that a fellow employee, her closing relief, called in.
She had gone in early to get stuff done before other people started showing
up.
"Dad, they have people that know nothing about retail sales sitting in an
office writing rules about how the store should be set up and run. They put
together a little book of these rules and call it . Nobody
wants to take any initiative and risk bending the rules."
"Sarah, you know how much I love rules and policy-- They're trusting you to
make their stores profitable- tell your people the only reason paper is flat
is to make it easy to write. You don't have to actually use it flat. Think
when you blow your nose..."
That one comes out of a box flat and folded, and that other comes off a roll
flat. I defy anyone to use them flat.
Cheers, Mabuhay and Magandang Tanghali -RayO, aka Opa!
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12) From: Dave
Well even without rationalization I got 1 right;-) You are grading a curve
right? so 20% is passing apparently...
On Sun, Oct 19, 2008 at 3:54 PM, miKe mcKoffee  wrote:
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-- 
Dave
Some days...
It's just not worth chewing through the leather straps
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