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Old 01-11-2011, 12:26 PM   #21
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Some were pure guesses- as what do I know about matches or hotdog buns?

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Some were pure guesses- as what do I know about matches or hotdog buns?

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Matches AND hot dog buns? Now I'm intrigued enough to try the test!
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18... hmmmm....
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Old 01-11-2011, 12:39 PM   #24
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I got 19--I got the hot dog buns, missed the matches.

Here is my favorite observant powers test. I both passed and failed

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How did you approach the toilet question?
Incorrectly, as it turned out. I just stabbed an answer at random, since I was aware that this is just an urban myth, as TromboneAl pointed out.
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I got 19--I got the hot dog buns, missed the matches.

Here is my favorite observant powers test. I both passed and failed

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I think the number of matches is the same as the number of cigarettes in a pack. I don't smoke but I've known enough people who do/did. Seems like I remember there being an equal number of matches & cigs. Makes sense, somehow, I suppose.
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Such a classic. Thanks for the link to that.
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The test loads (a little slowly) under that link a few inches. Just go to the link in the OP, then don't click on the Joe Black link. It should come up.

thanks, the reason i did not see it is because i don't allow things to load automatically, i told firefox to display a window and i have to click on an arrow to start it. java blacked? i forget the term. for ex - when i go to youtube i have to click that arrow to see what you see when you go to youtube video link and then we'd both click that arrow to start the youtube video. i can now take the test.


scored 15, jeesh i feel stupid.
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I got 17. That was an interesting test!
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thanks, the reason i did not see it is because i don't allow things to load automatically, i told firefox to display a window and i have to click on an arrow to start it. java blacked? i forget the term. for ex - when i go to youtube i have to click that arrow to see what you see when you go to youtube video link and then we'd both click that arrow to start the youtube video. i can now take the test.


scored 15, jeesh i feel stupid.
It's Flashblock. No reason to feel stupid, I find flashblock essential, but there are times when something doesn't work, and I have to remember that it could be flashblock or Adblock Plus. I recently reported a problem to Napster only to find that the site had opened a second window behind the main window, and that because of flashblock, nothing worked on the main window.

Even with these issues, being able to avoid annoying animated ads is priceless.
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I got 16. Did anyone else find the background music really annoying? I think I rushed through a few of the questions because I just wanted that sound to stop!
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I think the number of matches is the same as the number of cigarettes in a pack. I don't smoke but I've known enough people who do/did. Seems like I remember there being an equal number of matches & cigs. Makes sense, somehow, I suppose.

Yea... this was one question that if I went with my first thought I would have gotten it right... but I did think about it and remembered the smokers having to burn a couple of matches a few times so I guessed 24 thinking there would have to be extras...
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I got 16. Did anyone else find the background music really annoying? I think I rushed through a few of the questions because I just wanted that sound to stop!

YES>>> but then clicked on the no sound button... still, I got sound with a right or wrong answer...
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I got a 23!
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There's a place on the front page of the test to turn off the music. The darn toilet question got me. Now I'm going to have to pay more attention to things that flush....
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I got 19. Not too bad since about 3 of the questions are guesses for non-US residents (matches, hot dog buns, ceiling fans).

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Well, it may not be the Coriolis effect, but the water still drains clockwise. Since all toilet makers I'm aware of angle the drain hole so the water runs clockwise, the answer is still correct, just not for the reason they list.
Yes, but the question and answer both said "North of the equator", and if you took that toilet to Australia, it would still go the same way.
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19 Missed a couple I should have got.
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18. There's a carousel at the mall that goes clockwise. I think....
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It's Flashblock. No reason to feel stupid, I find flashblock essential, but there are times when something doesn't work, and I have to remember that it could be flashblock or Adblock Plus. I recently reported a problem to Napster only to find that the site had opened a second window behind the main window, and that because of flashblock, nothing worked on the main window.

Even with these issues, being able to avoid annoying animated ads is priceless.
flashblock! that's the name, thanks al. the thing is i saw the arrow to click on but i assumed it was an ad so i ignored it. flashblock is great, all that annoying garbage that normally plays and distracts you now doesn't happen.

i missed 5 or 6 i should have gotten that's why i was so disgusted with my score. up to the end i had virtually every answer correct.
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That was interesting! I got 18 but some were wild *ss guesses. Others I should have gotten, but I didn't. Some I could have sworn I still had the answer right.
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