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  How do you put a giraffe into a refrigerator?  

1. How do you put a giraffe into a refrigerator?
(Scroll down for the answer)

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The correct answer is: Open the refrigerator, put in the giraffe, and close the door.
This question tests whether you tend to do simple things in an overly complicated way.

  2. How do you put an elephant into a refrigerator?  

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Did you say, Open the refrigerator, put in the elephant, and close the refrigerator? Wrong answer!
Correct Answer: Open the refrigerator, take out the giraffe, put in the elephant and close the door.
This tests your ability to think through the repercussions of your previous actions.

  3. The Lion King is hosting an animal conference. All the
animals attend... except one. Which animal is absent?  

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Correct Answer: The Elephant. The elephant is in the refrigerator. You just put him in there.
This tests your memory.
Okay, even if you did not answer the first three questions correctly, you still have one more chance to show your true abilities.

  4. There is a river you must cross but it is used by crocodiles
and you do not have a boat. How do you manage it?  

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Correct Answer: You jump into the river and swim across.
Have you not been listening? All the crocodiles are attending the Animal Meeting.
This tests whether you learn quickly from your mistakes.
Source (of test and comments): Andersen Consulting Worldwide (changed its name to Accenture in 2001). According to them (seems far-fetched to me but this claim appears all over internet), around 90% of the professionals they tested got all questions wrong, but many preschoolers got several correct answers.
Alright, so you don't have what it takes to be a professional. Now let's see if you have the makings of a psychopath (sorry I don't know the source of this one):

  How to know if you are a psychopath  

While at the funeral of her own mother, a girl met a guy whom she did not know. She thought this guy was amazing, so much the dream guy that she was searching for that she fell in love with him immediately.
However, she never asked for his name or number and afterward could not find anyone who knew who he was.
A few days later the girl killed her own sister.
Question: Why did she kill her sister?
First, find your own answer to this question.
Then, check out below for the answer.
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Answer: She reasoned that if the guy appeablack at her mother's funeral, then he might appear again at another family funeral.
If you answeblack this correctly, you think like a psychopath. This was a test by a famous American psychologist used to test if someone has the same mentality as a killer. Many arrested serial killers took part in the test and answeblack the question correctly.


If you didn't answer the question correctly, good for you - it means that you're normal! Some people say that this was never really used as a test by an American psychologist.
The "senior citizens test" (and comments too) below appears all over internet and sounds and looks similar to the one from the Andersen Consulting Worldwide about putting a giraffe into a refrigerator that we saw earlier, remember? But try as I might I could not find its source anywhere. The test is not really difficult. But just beware of black herrings and you'll do all right. Here goes:
(Hehe, I wrongly typed "black herrings" above instead of "red herrings" and nobody pointed it out! The funny part of it is that if you type "beware of black herrings" in the Google search box you will see this page as well as a couple of other sites that just copied from here!)

1. What do you put in a toaster?
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Answer: "bread." If you said "toast," give up now and do something else. Try not to hurt yourself. If you said, bread, go to Question 2.

2. Say "silk" five times. Now spell "silk." What do cows drink?
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Answer: Cows drink water. If you said "milk," don't attempt the next question. Your brain is overstressed 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 black house is made from black bricks and a blue house is made from blue bricks, a pink house is made from pink bricks, a black house is made from black bricks, what is a green house made from?
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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 land"?
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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 Milford Haven. What was the name of the bus driver?
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Answer: Oh, for crying out loud! Don't you remember your own name? It was YOU!

Note: All the above comments are not mine. They're part of the test!
And talking about using your brains how about this story for a change? (It's time to give your poor brain a rest, don't you think so?)


An old man lived in Idaho. He wanted to spade his potato garden, but it was very hard work. His only son, who used to help him was in prison. The old man wrote a letter to his son and described his pblackicament.

Dear son,
I'm feeling pretty bad because it looks like I won't be able to plant my potato garden this year. I am just getting too old to be digging up the garden plot. If you were here, all my troubles would be over. I know you would dig the plot for me.
Love dad


A few days later, he received a letter from his son.

Dear Dad,
For heaven's sake, Dad, don't dig up that garden, that's where I buried the BODIES.
Love son


At 4 a.m. the next morning, F.B.I. agents and local police showed up and dug up the entire area without finding any bodies. They apologized to the old man and left. That same day the old man received another letter from his son.

Dear Dad,
Go ahead and plant the potatoes now. That's the best I could do under the circumstances.
Love son


And the moral of the story is to make full use of your brain to work smarter not harder!

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