MENSA Teaser

I was driving down a sideroad in Mitchieville yesterday behind a guy that had his left turn signal on. There was no place to pass for about 20 k, so the whole time I was driving 25 km below the speed limit, cursing this dolt who had his idiot signal on. At the 19.9 km I got fed up and beeped my horn at him, hoping he would pull over. What kind of a fool would drive for nearly 20 k with his left turn signal on? About four seconds after I beeped, he turned left into his driveway.

So he WAS turning left. He was probably just giving me ample time to make by indicating his intentions. He’s kind of like a hero, I suppose. Now who’s the fool? Man, was my face red.

True story, tell your friends.

The Mayor can count the winners of last week’s MENSA Teaser on one hand. Actually, I could could them on one hand even if I didn’t have a hand a just a bloody stump. And the stump doesn’t count for one. In other words, there was not a soul that correctly identified last week’s questions. And that’s unfortunate, because the prize package for last week’s TEASER was outrageous. The Mayor isn’t even going to tell you what the prizes were because after I told you I’m sure you would cry. Let’s just say one of the prizes goes vroom vroom when DRIVING it. Too bad, so sad, na na na na, good bye.

Here are the questions for this week’s MENSA Teaser:

1) For a $300 office party where everyone chips in, five people did not want to participate, but they eventually changed their minds. If they had not participated, everyone else would have paid $2 more.

How many people participated?

2) What two words, formed from different arrangements of the same six letters, can be used to complate the sentence below?

The desk clerk was unable to check the __________ of participants submitted by the tour conductor because the print was too light, so he had to _____________ to taking an actual count.

I believe you will all agree that the key word in question 1 is “to”.

Less than a month until Christmas, where has the time gone? I don’t know. I do not know.

Good luck to this week’s participants, I wish you all the best. And remember, it’s okay to keep your turn signal on while you drive if you figure you’ll eventually turn.

See how I brought that whole turn signal thing around? That’s pretty sharp.

7 Responses to “MENSA Teaser”

  1. mpalef Says:

    1)30 partiers
    2) roster resort

    Do I win a car?

  2. Mr Fnortner Says:

    1) N x A = 300.
    N-5 x A+2 = 300.
    Substitute:
    (N-5)x((300/N)+2) = 300.
    300+2N-1500/N-10 = 300.
    2N-1500/N-10 = 0.
    2N^2-10N-1500 = 0.
    Quadratic solution:
    N=30.
    Ultimate number of guests: 30.
    Price each: 10.
    Fewer guests: 25.
    Price each: 12.

    2)Roster, resort. (Were these the same people??) Troublemakers, aren’t they?

  3. Andy Says:

    I have no idea, but I’ll go with

    1) 30

    2) roster, resort

  4. DMorris Says:

    I’ll just copy Andy.

    1) 27

    2) terros, sorret

    Andy, be sure to watch Canada’s national football championship this Sunday at 3 Eastern Time. You’ll probably recognize a whole bunch of former U.S. college players you haven’t heard of in a while.

    It’s usually a pretty good game too.

    Montreal will beat Saskatchewan 31-24.

  5. Andy Says:

    Don, I will look for it. I will actually not be working on Sunday…the first day in a long time…except for yesterday, and the day before that, and tomorrow.

    I guess one of the 16 ESPN channels will have it on…so I’ll check local listings.

    Thanks for the heads-up!

  6. Jay Currie Says:

    I realize that a) spelling is not a Mensa skill, b) my spelling is awful…but

    “complate”

  7. The Mayor Says:

    It’s actually Latin, Jay, meaning “complete.”

    I’m surprised you didn’t know that.

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