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Dolphins outsmart humans

Did you know that dolphins are so intelligent that within only a few weeks of captivity, they can train humans to stand at the very edge of the pool and throw them fish? ( Weekend Encounter 10/1/09)

You are not as smart as you think

Mensa is an organization whose members have an IQ of 140 or higher. A few years ago, there was a Mensa convention in San Francisco, and several members lunched at a local cafe.  While dining, the discovered that their saltshaker contained pepper and their pepper shaker was full of salt.  How could they swap the contents of the bottles without spilling, and using only the implements at hand?  Clearly, this was a job for Mensa!


The group debated and presented ideas, and finally came up with a brilliant solution involving a napkin, a straw, and an empty saucer. They called the waitress over to dazzle her with their solution.  “Ma’am,” they said, “we couldn’t help but notice that the pepper shaker contains salt and the salt shaker . . . “


“Oh,” interrupted the waitress. “Sorry about that.” She unscrewed the caps of both bottles and switched them.