I am usually, always, attracted to friends and lovers who have a BIG brain. I’m not sure if this is actually a good thing because my brain is pea-sized. That’s right, I’m not book smart and I can’t play trivia. I simply don’t retain much information. Memorization is not my strong point and so I have to learn by doing, by repetition, hence my inability to spell most complex words or remember rules for proper grammar when writing, but almost everyone I know is stupid-smart, pardon the oxymoron! I think I hang around with smart people so I can absorb some of their genius or maybe it’s because I think other people will think I’m smart when I’m with them, but I usually just shut-up and listen. I think I was smarter when I was younger and a couple of times I took and online IQ test and it said mine was 135. Thank God they didn’t ask trivia questions or I would have scored something like 25.
For some reason or another I always date or in some cases marry really smart men, men who know all the answers to trivia questions and who are attracted to suduko (who knows how to spell that?) or intense word games or video gaming or all things computer related. It can be very intimidating and I often wonder why I do it. What am I attracted to brainiacs? Is it so I can walk around feeling inferior. Or is it because I am a creative type who could care less about answering inane questions about 1970’s television series and who was in them. I know that none of it ever really matter to me, so today when I found a strange 7 question test I thought I might post it here. I, of course, didn’t even bother trying to figure out the answers and just scrolled down. You can scroll down too, or if you really like to test yourself see if you can get these all correct.
Strange 7 Question Test:
1. A lady read a book, turned the light out and went to sleep. In the morning, when she saw in the newspaper that a ship had sunk drowning all on board, she committed suicide. Why?
2. A young man entered a bar and asked for a glass of water. The person behind the bar produced a gun and pointed it at the man. He replied, “Thank you,” and walked off. Why?
3. Imagine you are driving a Mercedes at 100 mph. The steering locks. The doors lock. The brakes fail. You can’t get out! You’re heading for a 1,000 foot cliff! What do you do?
4. 2 + 2 + 5 = 247. Add one small line to make the sum correct.
5. Luke had it before. Paul had it behind. Ladies have it at the beginning, but only once. Abraham Lincoln had it twice. Boys cannot have it at all. Doctor Lowell had it before and behind. He actually had it twice as bad behind as he had it in front. What is it?
6. A man once broke all of the Ten Commandments. He lied, stole (the value of the article is irrelevant), lustedÂ—which the Bible says is “to commit adultery in his heart,” failed to love God above all else, failed to honor his parents, as well as to keep the Sabbath holy. He hated (which God sees as murder), failed to honor God’s name, and he also “coveted,” which means to want other people’s things. How could God, who is perfect and holy (and therefore by His very nature must punish transgression of His Law), forgive him freely, and yet justice still be done? How can the man avoid Hell and go to Heaven?
7. A man on horseback went on a two day trip. He left on Tuesday and arrived home on Tuesday. How could this be?
1. She was a lighthouse keeper.
2. He had the hiccups.
3. You stop “imagining.”
4. Put a line on the first “+,” from the top left, making it into a “4.” 2 4 2 + 5 = 247
5. It is the letter “L.”
6. The only way the man could avoid being found guilty on Judgment Day when all humanity gives “an account of every idle word,” is to repent (turn from his sins) and put his faith in Jesus Christ. He will not do this if he doesn’t see his danger. If he is deceived into thinking that God doesn’t see his thought-life, or that God won’t punish sin (meaning He has less sense of justice than humanity), then he will carry on in his sins. More than likely this will happen because he is ignorant of the fact that the Bible says the only way to enter Heaven is to have “clean hands and a pure heart.” But if he is honest and listens to his conscience, he will see he has broken the Commandments, and when all the evidence comes out on Judgment Day, he will be found guilty and end up in Hell. He needs God’s mercy. When Jesus died on the cross, He took the punishment for our sins, satisfying eternal justice and at the same time demonstrating God’s incredible love for sinful humanity. The moment the man repents and puts his faith in the Savior, God will forgive his sins and give him the gift of everlasting life. He then should read the Bible daily and obey what he reads, showing himself to be genuine in his faith. (He could also write to us for a free Gospel of John).
7. The name of the horse was “Tuesday.”