Tuesday, June 8, 2010

A Poem and A Quiz

I get quite a few fun emails from friends and family. I want to share two of them with you
today. One is a poem of sorts and the other is a quiz. I know that these have been around
the internet for many years but they are good friends playing in the word farm. Go ahead!
Enjoy the poem and take the quiz. No one else is watching you take the quiz. Really!

Lets face it
English is a stupid language.
There is no egg in the eggplant
No ham in the hamburger
And neither pine nor apple in the pineapple.
English muffins were not invented in England
French fries were not invented in France.

We sometimes take English for granted
But if we examine its paradoxes we find that
Quicksand takes you down slowly
Boxing rings are square
And a guinea pig is neither from Guinea nor is it a pig.

If writers write, how come fingers don't fing.
If the plural of tooth is teeth
Shouldn't the plural of phone booth be phone beeth
If the teacher taught,
Why didn't the preacher praught.

If a vegetarian eats vegetables
What on earth does a humanitarian eat!?
Why do people recite at a play
Yet play at a recital?
Park on driveways and
Drive on parkways
How can the weather be as hot as hell on one day
And as cold as hell on another

You have to marvel at the unique lunacy
Of a language where a house can burn up as
It burns down
And in which you fill in a form
By filling it out
And a bell is only heard once it goes!

English was invented by people, not computers
And it reflects the creativity of the human race
(Which of course isn't a race at all)

That is why When the stars are out they are visible
But when the lights are out they are invisible
And why it is that when I wind up my watch
It starts
But when I wind up this poem
It ends.


Below are four ( 4 ) questions and a bonus question...

You have to answer them instantly. You can't take your time, answer all of them immediately .


Let's find out just how clever you really are....

First Question :
You are participating in a race. You overtake the second person. What position are you in?

Answer: If you answered that you are first, then you are absolutely wrong! If you overtake the second person and you take his place, you are second!

Try not to screw up next time.

Now answer the second question, but don't take as much time as you took for the first question.

OK ?

Second Question :
If you overtake the last person, then you are...?

Answer: If you answered that you are second to last, then you are wrong again. Tell me, how can you overtake the LAST Person?

You're not very good at this, are you?

Third Question :

Very tricky arithmetic! This must be done in your head ONLY Do not use paper & pencil
or a calculator.. Try it

Take 1000 and add 40 to it. Now add another 1000 ... Now add 30 .. Add another 1000 . .. Now add 20 .... Now add another 1000 Now add 10 ... What is the total?

Did you get 5000 ?

The correct answer is actually 4100.

If you don't believe it, check it with a calculator!

Today is definitely not your day, is it?

Maybe you'll get the last question right...

Fourth Question :

Mary's father has five daughters:

1.Nana, 2.Nene, 3.Nini, 4.Nono.

What's the name of the fifth daughter?

Did you Answer Nunu?

NO .... Of course it isn't.

Her name is Mary.

Read the question again!

Okay, now the
Bonus Round :

A mute person goes into a shop and wants to buy a toothbrush.. By imitating the action
of brushing his teeth he successfully expresses himself to the shopkeeper and the purchase is done. Next, a blind man comes into the shop who wants to buy a pair of sunglasses; how does HE indicate what he wants?

He just has to open his mouth and ask...

It's really very simple !

Keep smiling!!

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