?

Log in

Stupid Am-I-Dumb test - Mo's Journal
February 7th, 2007
09:42 am

[Link]

Previous Entry Share Next Entry
Stupid Am-I-Dumb test
I am smarter than 99.60% of the people who took this stupid test. Or, more precisely, I scored better on this test than 99.60% of the people who took it. Apparently .4 % of people who take this get all 25 questions right. The average score right is 18.8 out of 25.

Find out how smart you are.



Yes, I amended the text that comes with it.

(25 comments | Leave a comment)

Comments
 
[User Picture]
From:asher63
Date:February 7th, 2007 03:31 pm (UTC)
(Link)
W00t! You and me, babe, we're members of that same elite club.

I'll bet a lot of people don't know where Olympia is ...
[User Picture]
From:mofic
Date:February 7th, 2007 04:01 pm (UTC)
(Link)
I didn't get a question about Olympia, so I guess you get different questions trying it at different time. I did get "What hotel chain is Paris Hilton associated with?" ::rolls eyes::
[User Picture]
From:asher63
Date:February 8th, 2007 05:15 am (UTC)
(Link)
No, I was trying for an oblique reference to #14 without giving away the answer. (A lot of people think Portland is the capital of Oregon, too.)
[User Picture]
From:talktooloose
Date:February 7th, 2007 03:47 pm (UTC)
(Link)
23/25. How do I figure out what I got wrong? Guess I have to go back and play with the answers. No time for that.

There were grammar errors in the test so who's dumb now?
[User Picture]
From:mofic
Date:February 7th, 2007 04:00 pm (UTC)
(Link)
I wonder if you get different questions different times, too. There was something misspelled in one of the questions, but now I can't remember what...
[User Picture]
From:talktooloose
Date:February 7th, 2007 04:40 pm (UTC)
(Link)
Take the "how good is your memory quiz" at what-was-that-url-again?.com
[User Picture]
From:kestrelsparhawk
Date:February 7th, 2007 07:08 pm (UTC)
(Link)
Ironically, I got one wrong too, but apparently that only makes me smarter than 94% of the population, not 99. It would appear only smart people are taking the test now.... I do wish I knew which one I got wrong. Maybe gold isn't ag?

I'd say it's not simply a test of "common sense." knowing spelling, for example, is more a matter of training than reason, and figuring out which capital is on the Pacific Ocean requires a certain knowledge of geography.
[User Picture]
From:mofic
Date:February 7th, 2007 07:42 pm (UTC)
(Link)
According to wneleh only stupid people are taking the test now! Gold is au - think of Princess Aurora with the golden hair....
[User Picture]
From:kestrelsparhawk
Date:February 7th, 2007 07:47 pm (UTC)
(Link)
Blast. Well, that was the only one I guessed on. Guessing isn't good for me as a strategy, clearly. Then what's aluminum? *considers looking up Ag, then decides she better get dressed and start cleaning again.*
[User Picture]
From:mofic
Date:February 7th, 2007 08:39 pm (UTC)
(Link)
Aluminum is Al. Ag is silver.

On a mostly unrelated point, do you know the Tom Lehrer song on the elements? It's just the names of them all to the tune of "I Am the Very Model of a Model Major General". It starts "There antimony, arsenic, aluminum, selenium and hydrogen and oxygen and nitrogen and rhenium" and at the end after the list he sings "These are the only ones of which the news has come to Harvard, and there may be many others but they haven't been discovered."
[User Picture]
From:asher63
Date:February 8th, 2007 05:12 am (UTC)
(Link)
Ohhh, I remember that song! Loved it.
[User Picture]
From:asher63
Date:February 8th, 2007 06:48 am (UTC)
(Link)
[User Picture]
From:wneleh
Date:February 8th, 2007 10:52 am (UTC)
(Link)
Maybe as the thing spread more non USAmericans took it? Some of the questions would be nonobvious to much of the world.

I remember Au from "Au + H2O = H2S", but why *that* is taking space in my brain I don't know, since I wasn't born until two years after the 1964 election.

- Helen
[User Picture]
From:mofic
Date:February 8th, 2007 01:59 pm (UTC)
(Link)
I remember the 1964 election, but I don't get it. I mean I understand that the Au + H20 part is supposed to be Goldwater, but I don't know what H2S is. Hydrogen sulfide? What's the connection?

What I remember most about that election was billboards with Goldwater's slogan ("In your heart you know he's right") defaced to add "extreme" before the last word.
[User Picture]
From:wneleh
Date:February 8th, 2007 02:21 pm (UTC)

H2S

(Link)
It stinks. Unless I'm completely confused, which is very possible.
[User Picture]
From:mofic
Date:February 8th, 2007 02:45 pm (UTC)

Re: H2S

(Link)
Ah, thanks. And of course now that I'm thinking about Au being gold and AU being a fanfic thing I think there should be an archive for just AU fiction that uses a pun about that. Golden whatchamacallit or Midas something or whatever.
[User Picture]
From:wneleh
Date:February 7th, 2007 07:19 pm (UTC)
(Link)
Yesterday, 25/25 landed a "better than 98.8%", which hardly seemed worth commenting about. I might have publicly posted a 99.6, though.

Looks like the world is getting stupider by the hour!

- Helen, who lives to compare test scores with Mofic
[User Picture]
From:mofic
Date:February 7th, 2007 07:43 pm (UTC)
(Link)
You crack me up!
[User Picture]
From:st_crispins
Date:February 7th, 2007 08:53 pm (UTC)
(Link)
I got 23 out of 25 because I couldn't remember grams and meters.
[User Picture]
From:mofic
Date:February 7th, 2007 09:54 pm (UTC)
(Link)
As long as you got the Paris Hilton one, you're doing okay.


With sort of one foot in the US and the other in Canada, I tend to know how to convert to and from metric in my head. It was cold enough to be down where the scales meet in my Ancestral Home Town the other day: -40 degrees (take your pick, Celsius or Farenheit).
[User Picture]
From:ringthebells
Date:February 8th, 2007 03:43 am (UTC)
(Link)
Darn, I got only 23 right. Now it's going to bug me, wondering which ones I got wrong. Most of them seemed pretty easy!
[User Picture]
From:mofic
Date:February 8th, 2007 02:00 pm (UTC)
(Link)
What about the average height of American men? I would have thought around 5'11". My father is 5'8" and he was dead average as a young man, but I would have thought it would have gone up more in the last 50-60 years. OTOH, I knew it wasn't 6'2" so I guessed right.

Oh, also could you have just missed filling in a question?
[User Picture]
From:wneleh
Date:February 8th, 2007 02:26 pm (UTC)
(Link)
There was an interesting article in The New Yorker a few months ago about how American heights have stagnated. I didn't follow all the science, and didn't agree with all the methods or all the conclusions I did understand, but the take-away message was that a 100%-Euro-ancestry male born in the US will, on average, end up 2 or 3 inches shorter than his distant cousin born in western Europe.

- Helen
[User Picture]
From:ringthebells
Date:February 10th, 2007 03:40 am (UTC)
(Link)
I think I guessed the just-under-six-feet option. I'd thought the answer was 5'10", and that wasn't one of the choices, but I would've guessed the one closest to it.

Oh, also could you have just missed filling in a question?

Possible! I guess I'll never know.
[User Picture]
From:mofic
Date:February 10th, 2007 02:56 pm (UTC)
(Link)
Unsolved mysteries are so sad!
Mofic Powered by LiveJournal.com