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    So, my father in law keeps giving me a new "------" a day calender every year for Christmas, and I never even open the box. Right now I have "Fact or Crap" and the Mensa question of the day.
    So now I am regifting them to you all at TG :D

    What I am going to do is post some of the questions here and see who is the 1st to answer them correctly. Not sure how often I will have time to post, but if everyone here gets into it, I will make more time and will post more often, maybe even a few a day (if you all are smart enough).

    If I can edit this 1st post, I will even keep a running score.

    Lets see what you got.......................

    We will start off easy with a true/false.
    (of course, just like in school, you have to explain your answer, can't just say true or false)

    #1. Miller Brewing Company was the first to use aluminum cans for beer.

    Scoreboard


    Acreo Aeneas +1
    MagnaCentipede +2
    War.mongeR1 +1
    thegreatnardini +1


    EDIT: I can't edit this post, so the current score will be found in my latest post!
    Last edited by CingularDuality; 04-23-2008, 08:14 AM. Reason: info added

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  • #2
    Re: How Smart Are You?

    False, due to presupposition. Miller is to beer as Kraft Singles is to cheese.

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    • #3
      Re: How Smart Are You?

      Sick as I am, this thread piqued my interest...

      False. Explanation follows...

      From what I could dig up on the internet...it was either Coors or the Pittsburgh Brewing Company who were the first to use all-aluminum cans.

      References:
      http://au.answers.yahoo.com/answers2...3161159AAmaCYD
      http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Beverage_can
      http://www.rustycans.com/HISTORY/timeline.html
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      • #4
        Re: How Smart Are You?

        I'm not much of a fact collector, and tend to rely on research-on-demand (eg. Google, Wikipedia) for such things. Give me a problem to be solved, instead.

        I map "smarts" onto a 2-axis grid: On one axis is what you know, from ignorant to wise. On the other axis is how well you learn, from stupid to intelligent. I like to think that I'm ignorant but fairly intelligent. ;)
        Dude, seriously, WHAT handkerchief?

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        • #5
          Re: How Smart Are You?

          "From what I could dig up on the internet"

          I didn't hear him asking the internet if someone had ever posted information that answers the question.

          Cheater. Prepare the molten gold, a throat needs gilding.

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          • #6
            Re: How Smart Are You?

            Round 1 goes to Acreo Aeneas. Coors introduced the first alum. cans in the US in 1959.

            Lets get a little tougher. One you can't look up on the net.

            #2. Susan likes papaya, coconut and cucumbers. Would you expect Susan to prefer carnations, lilies or tulips?

            And yes, explain why that is the answer.

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            • #7
              Re: How Smart Are You?

              Lilies. Susan has a fetish for three-vowel words with the first two matching. She'd prefer carnations if it were a three-syllable thing, though.

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              • #8
                Re: How Smart Are You?

                I'm going to give you that one, but your reasoning is a tiny bit off.
                +1 for MagnaCentipede
                ANSWER: Lilies (Susan likes things that start with the same pair of letters twice.)

                Wow, this is going fast. Going to have to make it a bit harder.

                #3.
                In each row, change the first letter of the two words to a different letter (the same letter for both) to form two new words. Write the new letter in the blank. These letters will form a word reading down.

                Fond __ Waffle
                Mural __ Dote
                Serial __ Clone
                Moose __ Formal

                First one to get the right word wins the point.

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                -Carlos A. Urbizo-

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                • #9
                  Re: How Smart Are You?

                  Bond - B - Baffle
                  Rural - R - Rote
                  Aerial - A - Alone
                  Noose - N - Normal

                  Is the answer, BRAN?
                  "Common sense is not so common." -Voltaire

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                  • #10
                    Re: How Smart Are You?

                    Holy crap, you guys are way smarter than I expected. I am going to have to camp this thread to keep you all busy.

                    +1 for War.mongeR1

                    This one will get you all for sure.

                    #4
                    A simple substitution code has been used to conceal a “quote.” Work out the code to decipher the original words.

                    Jack and Jill:

                    XF SFBMMZ TIPVME JOTUBMM

                    SVOOJOH XBUFS

                    Can you break the code?

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                    -Carlos A. Urbizo-

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                    • #11
                      Re: How Smart Are You?

                      We really should install running water.

                      ROT 1.

                      Next.

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                      • #12
                        Re: How Smart Are You?

                        XF SFBMMZ TIPVME JOTUBMM
                        SVOOJOH XBUFS

                        =

                        "WE REALLY SHOULD INSTALL
                        RUNNING WATER"

                        A pretty random phrase, but I think I got it right. I just dropped each letter by one, so X became W, F became E, so on and so forth. Did I get it?


                        EDIT: Dang it! I was solving the problem and posted, but Magna beat me to it! Drats! Good job.
                        Last edited by War.mongeR1; 04-21-2008, 08:50 PM. Reason: Dang it! I was solving the answer and posted while Magna beat me to it! Drats! Good job.
                        "Common sense is not so common." -Voltaire

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                        • #13
                          Re: How Smart Are You?

                          I was rather expecting to see the answer posted beneath me. :)

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                          • #14
                            Re: How Smart Are You?

                            Man, this is going super fast. Almost scary.

                            +1 for MagnaCentipede (and good try War.monger, that was close from the times of your posts.)

                            It was not really a random phrase, it was Jack and Jill talking about not having to run up the hill any more.

                            Ok, got 1 more for you before I jump in some ARMA.

                            #5
                            1) Change the first letter of a word meaning “not as hot” to get a word that means “more courageous.”

                            2) Change the first letter of the word for a precious metal to get a word meaning “informed.”

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                            -Carlos A. Urbizo-

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                            • #15
                              Re: How Smart Are You?

                              My quick guesses:

                              1) Change the first letter of a word meaning “not as hot” to get a word that means “more courageous.”

                              Answer: Cool - Fool

                              2) Change the first letter of the word for a precious metal to get a word meaning “informed.”

                              Answer: Gold - Told

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