Thursday, October 28, 2010


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Here is a little test:

1. Which is the odd one out?

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2. Which is the more desirable, if one believes in justice and compassion:

A. We should promote the greatest happiness of the greatest number.

B. We should promote the greatest happiness of every individual.

3. John Smith was born on 25 December, and yet his birthday is always in the summer. Explain how this is possible.

4. How many months have 30 days?

5. Which of these (left or right) is Lt, Colonel Dudley Clarke of MI6?

6. Why does blog post (A) get more views than than blog post (B)?



7. Karkare.

Police chief Hemant Karkare, who was killed in the 2009 Mumbai attacks, had discovered that Lt.Col. Srikant Purohit, of Indian military intelligence, had got 60 kg of RDX explosive from government supplies for use in the terrorist attack on the Samjhauta Express train in February 2007. So, did elements of the Indian government have a motive for killing Karkare?


Feel free to submit your answers!


Anonymous said...

The red design in the centre is the odd one out. The others are all in pairs of equals and pairs of opposites.

su said...

John Smith whose birthday is always in summer even though it is in december is because he is in the southern hemisphere.

and compassion far more vital than justice.
to a point and then justice becomes the sweeter.

vword - appity

kenny's sideshow said...

Both photos are of Dudley, a snappy cross dresser.

Bingo said...

1. The red center: the reason is that it is the only one with red curves on top. (all other combos of blue/ red and curve/ straight /open on top, bottom, and side are not unique)

2. For the greatest number, else you waste time seeking happiness for the criminals.

3. John Smith lives in the southern hemisphere.

4. All months except Feb.

5. Looks like the same guy in drag?

6. Less well-known hence more interesting to westerners, plus Indonesian views.

7. .... hmmm ... I'll have to think about that one.

Bingo said...

... oops, correction. The answer is bottom-red-right. Reason: It is only red one with nothing on the left side.

Anonymous said...

1) The centre pattern is the odd one out. It's the only one not on the edge.
Moreover, it's the oddest of the odd: there's an odd number of arches, whereas the others are even; the arches are the only curvilinear figures; and the oddest of the arches is the red one.

2) B is correct. Aggregate happiness is meaningless. Only individual happiness has direct meaning. Justice and compassion are achieved when any one soul would be happy to have done unto it what is done to any other soul.

3) John Smith is an antipodean.

4) All of them except February. (Although some have the 30 and an extra one.)

5) Knowing British intel, I'd say both.

6) B is more often passed over as it does not mesh with the standard worldview, and hence is immediately rejected as not worth reading.

7) Yes. But remember there's government and there's government. Often the elected government has little idea of the activities of the secret government, the intelocracy.

Anonymous said...

4) all months except feb have 30 days

5) both are lt col clark

6) A gets more views bcos indonesia has higher population than EU, ppl in indonesia are more politically conscious and the phrase "usa seeks..." sounds more credible to most ppl.

7) yes they had a motive, it is quite obvious now

nobody said...

I'm very clever so I got them all right. And what with being very well adjusted and not needing anyone's approval I shan't bother submitting my answers here. Just take it as read.

Very good. Off I go to find some other place where I shall inevitably be right once more. In some ways being right all the time is a burden but when you're as clever and fortunate as I am one finds a way to carry on. Bless you all.

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