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Monday, March 16, 2009

Yearly Dementia Test!

I received this in my email:
Your Yearly Dementia Test
It's that time of year to take our annual senior citizen test. Exercise of the brain is as important as exercise of the muscles. As we grow older, it's important to keep mentally alert. If you don't use it, you lose it! Below is a very private way to gauge your loss or non-loss of intelligence. Take the test presented here to determine if you're losing it or not. The spaces below are so you don't see the answers until you've made your answer. OK, relax, clear your mind and begin.

1. What do you put in a toaster?

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?

Answer: Cows drink water. If you said 'milk,' don't attempt the next question. Your brain is over-stressed 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 red house is made from red bricks and a blue house is made from blue bricks and a pink house is made from pink bricks and a black house is made from black bricks, what is a green house made from?

Answer: Greenhouses are made from glass,(plastic). 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'?

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?

Answer: Oh, for crying out loud! Don't you remember your own name? It was YOU!

PS: 95% of people fail most of the questions!!


Betsy from Tennessee said...

Oh I've seen most of these, Darla--but they can still get confusing... The one that hung me up this time (without thinking obviously) was the one about the cows drinking WATER. My first thought was MILK... Am I on the road??? OR--maybe I've already there??? Who am I anyhow??? And how did I get on this 'blob' (as my 96 1/2 yr.old father-in-law calls my blog)?????

Thanks for the fun this morning... By the way, what is your name???

Darla said...

Dang it Betsy, I was just about to email you and ask, "What do you mean what's my name?" I'm slippin' too.

Dennis said...

I'm an idiot.

Darla said...

Dennis: Glad I'm not alone! You made me laugh out loud!!!

bennie and patsy said...

Now that is a test, I (FAILED):Now I feel insufficient; weaken, unsuccessful, bankrupt and a failure. The Bennie said I was lost in my blog world. I think every thing Betsy said goes for me too.LOL

Darla said...

You guys are cracking me up! Oh how I needed a good laugh today!

Roses and Lilacs said...

That was fun! Thanks for proving to me I'm not quite as bad off as I thought I was;)

Lindab said...

Should I admit to only getting to number 2? Why not, I'm in good company!

Carla said...

let us find the other 5%, hunt them down, and destroy them!!

Susie said...

I received this email today too! Isn't it a hoot?

tina said...

My teenaged son sometimes comes home with these. They get me every time too.

Jake said...

OMG, that was so fun! I did them all, even though I got them all wrong, lol! I laughed so hard, plus I am the person who if I break stuff I laugh typically!

Fun, Fun, Fun,


Judi said...

Oh how dangerous is that test? funny....thank you for sharing.
I tried to read them soooo carefully because I knew I had to..and I still didn't get them all.
have a lovely day

Tootsie said...

ha ha! I failed a few! but then my head is in the garden....even if it is full of snow!

Leedra said...

You might as well go ahead and put me in the home.

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gardenerprogress/Catherine said...

Very sad, I failed all of them.

Angie said...

Hey Darla! You won my giveaway for the dish cloth! Woohoo, congradulations! Send me your mailing info to : thank you for stopping by!
Hugs, angie

Shellmo said...

Hmm...I'm on my way to an early case of dementia. I better start doing more crossword puzzles!

kari and kijsa said...

Tee hee..we are still stick on question one...not sure what that says about us!!
kari & kisja

Anonymous said...

Hi Darla~~ I must say I goofed on a couple: the cows/water and the bury/survivors. It's a good thing it wasn't a timed test. It took some heavy duty thinking. LOL. So easy to miss when thy brain is slightly amiss...

Great post, Darla.

Rosemarie said...

OK - I totally got 1 & 2 wrong, but they went slow enough to get the rest right! Good test - I like it!

fishing guy said...

Darla: Those are so funny if you don't think about it. I guess I forgot that I even drove a bus.