By Teh Puzzlar (Tue Apr 11, 2006 at 03:33:12 AM EST) (all tags)
  1. Carrie is twice as old as Jean. Five years ago, Carrie was three times as old as Jean. In five years, Jean will be three-fifths Carrie's age.

    How old are they now?

  2. A well-known statement has been put into very fancy language below. Can you put it back into everyday English?

    Avian creatures embellished with identical or similar plumage have a strong tendency to associate with others of like appearance.

Rools: If you take more than 90 seconds to solve both of these together, you are a moran who is well-qualified to join Mensa.
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TMI! by Vulch (4.00 / 1) #1 Tue Apr 11, 2006 at 03:41:56 AM EST

One of the clauses in the first question is redundant, again, and for the second one "Yes".

Please post harder Q's cos these don't fill in enough time when it's still 3 hours to going home time.


Old enough by Rogerborg (4.00 / 2) #2 Tue Apr 11, 2006 at 03:58:42 AM EST
At least in South Carolina.

Metus amatores matrum compescit, non clementia.
Only Carrie is old enough by anonimouse (2.00 / 0) #7 Tue Apr 11, 2006 at 06:11:25 AM EST
Even gazbo might have a moments concern about someone Jeans age (although maybe not in five years time).

Girls come and go but a mortgage is for 25 years -- JtL
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teh answer by ucblockhead (4.00 / 2) #3 Tue Apr 11, 2006 at 04:00:38 AM EST
Carrie is 20, Jean is 10 and birds of a feather flock together.
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teh solushun by komet (4.00 / 2) #4 Tue Apr 11, 2006 at 04:46:44 AM EST
Carrie and Jean are both new born babies and it is more economical for major airlines to dock their planes in adjacent gates at Heathrow Airport because this allows check-in desks, personnel etc. to be shared

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one of these answers is incorrect by DesiredUsername (2.00 / 0) #5 Tue Apr 11, 2006 at 04:52:10 AM EST

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Thank goodness someone's taking this seriously. by ambrosen (4.00 / 2) #6 Tue Apr 11, 2006 at 05:29:41 AM EST
Not like that ucblockhead joker.

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Rong! by squigs (2.00 / 0) #8 Tue Apr 11, 2006 at 07:20:13 AM EST
Carrie is 2J Years old where J is the age of Jean. and Birds are so stupid they'll hump anything that even looks like it's the same species.

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ANSWARS by The Fool (4.00 / 1) #9 Tue Apr 11, 2006 at 08:11:39 AM EST
  1. 23, because all women are 23.
  2. You can't kill two birds with... uh... we won't get fooled again!

The second question by aphrael (2.00 / 0) #10 Tue Apr 11, 2006 at 09:31:07 AM EST
is more a measure of language familiarity than of intelligence. I can easily imagine a very smart person for whom english is a second language struggling with it.
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Yes, well by ucblockhead (2.00 / 0) #11 Tue Apr 11, 2006 at 01:21:26 PM EST
These are Mensa questions, and Mensa is all about feeling smart, not being smart.
[ucblockhead is] useless and subhuman
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