Saturday, July 22, 2006

How observant are you? - 22

HOW OBSERVANT ARE YOU?

There are 25 questions about things we see every day or have known about all our lives. How many can you get right?

Put your thinking caps on. No cheating! No lookingaround! No getting out of your chair! No using anything on or in yourdesk or computer!

Check answers (at the bottom), AFTER completing allthe questions. Then, before you pass this on to your friends,change the number on the subject line to show how many you got correct. (if you use this as an email - I got 22, by the way)

LET'S JUST SEE HOW OBSERVANT YOU REALLY ARE.

1. On a standard traffic light, is the green on the top or bottom?
2. How many states are there in the USA? (Don'tlaugh, some people don't know)
3. In which hand is the Statue of Liberty's torch?
4. What six colors are on the classic Campbell's soup label?
5. What two numbers on the telephone dial don't have letters by them?
6. When you walk does your left arm swing with your right or left leg? (Don't you dare get up to see!)
7. How many matches are in a standard pack?
8. On the United States flag is the top stripe redor white?
9. What is the lowest number on the FM dial?
10. Which way does water go down the drain, counteror clockwise?
11. Which way does a "no smoking" sign's slash run?
12. How many channels on a VHF TV dial?
13 On which side of a women's blouse are the buttons?
14. Which way do fans rotate?
15. How many sides does a stop sign have?
16. Do books have even-numbered pages on the right or left side?
17. How many lug nuts are on a standard car wheel?
18. How many sides are there on a standard pencil?
19. Sleepy, Happy, Sneezy, Grumpy, Dopey, Doc. Who's missing?
20. How many hot dog buns are in a standard package?
21. On which playing card is the card maker's trademark?
22. On which side of a Venetian blind is the cord that adjusts the opening between the slats?
23. There are 12 buttons on a touch tone phone. What 2 symbols bear no digits?
24. How many curves are there in the standard paper clip?
25. Does a merry-go-round turn counter or clockwise?


ANSWERS
1. On a standard traffic light, is the green on thetop or bottom? BOTTOM
2. How many states are there in the USA? (Don'tlaugh, some people don't know) 50
3. In which hand is the Statue of Liberty's torch?RIGHT
4. What six colors are on the classic Campbell's soup label? BLUE, RED, WHITE, YELLOW, BLACK & GOLD
5. What two numbers on the telephone dial don't haveletters by them? 1, 0
6. When you walk does your left arm swing with yourright or left leg? RIGHT
7. How many matches are in a standard pack? 20
8. On the United States flag is the top stripe redor white? RED
9. What is the lowest number on the FM dial? 88
10. Which way does water go down the drain, counteror clockwise? CLOCKWISE (NORTH OF THE EQUATOR)
11. Which way does a "no smoking" sign's slash run? TOWARDS BOTTOM RIGHT
12. How many channels on a VHF TV dial? 12 (no #1)
13 On which side of a women's blouse are thebuttons? LEFT
14. Which way do fans rotate? CLOCKWISE AS YOU LOOKAT IT
15. How many sides does a stop sign have? 8
16. Do books have even-numbered pages on the rightor left side? LEFT
17. How many lug nuts are on a standard car wheel? 5
18. How many sides are there on a standard pencil? 6
19. Sleepy, Happy, Sneezy, Grumpy, Dopey, Doc. Who'smissing? BASHFUL
20. How many hot dog buns are in a standard package?8
21. On which playing card is the card maker'strademark? ACE OF SPADES
22. On which side of a Venetian blind is the cordthat adjusts the opening between the slats? LEFT
23. There are 12 buttons on a touch tone phone. What 2 symbols bear no digits? *, #
24. How many curves are there in the standard paperclip? 3
25. Does a merry-go-round turn counter or clockwise? COUNTER

Not as easy as you thought? Now send it to some of your friends and put yourscore in the subject box!!!

Super Nerd Son got 24, on a technicality - he had 88.3 on # 9 (which is technically the lowest the dial goes, but...he was nice and counted it off on himself). I was a goober and couldn't remember GOLD as one of the colors on #4, had NO clue on how many sides a pencil has..haven't used one in decades, and forgot "Bashful" on the 7 dwarfs - and he's like one of my favorites.

Today's quiz is from Lee in DC.

Today's cartoon link is sent to you by The Kid - I thought this was funny.

I'm off to Atlanta tomorrow morning (anyone want to wake up at 3:30 am with me? - oh, c'mon...you know you want to...) for the national RWA conference. 2500 or so women...editors, agents, writers + tons of books, seminars, shopping (we're staying downtown near the Peachtree Center; plus there's the Georgia Aquarium, one luncheon with WOLFGANG PUCK, no less, and some major hugging & fraternizing with friends I haven't seen in ages. Poor me, right?

Heather Rae, Ann, Merry, Sally, Liz, Theresa...I miss you already - wish you were going to be there with us.

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10 Comments:

At 8:18 AM, Blogger Merry said...

The question about the traffic lights is not a fair question and neither is the one about ceiling fans. In many cities such as where I live the lights are positioned SIDEWAYS on poles not swinging from wires (due to high winds and hurricanes). They run from left to right, instead of up and down. Green on the left...red on the right.

Modern ceiling fans have a button that reverses the blades. The blades on a fan aren't level for a reason - hot air rises and in winter, the blades catch it up by the ceiling and push it down. In summer with a flip of the switch, the cool air already in the room is forced to stay down and not allowed to rise. And FYI - counterclockwise for summer, clockwise for winter.

My score was also 22...sigh. I forgot Bashful, too.

Have fun at RWA! Sell, sell, sell!

 
At 10:01 AM, Blogger Melany said...

Have fun at RWA. I took this long ago and got like a 17, not very good at it.

Lany aka Mechele Armstrong

 
At 12:26 PM, Blogger Sam said...

I think I got two right, lol.
Have a great time in RWA!!!!

 
At 9:24 AM, Blogger Lyn Cash said...

Good points, Merry!!! WE even have sideways ones in Oklahoma (tornadoes - lol).

Thanks for stopping by, all of you. Kel has been doing edits on her 1st manuscript - she got slammed with them like 12 hours before they left Oz. So I haven't been online but a couple of times, and then only briefly. Right now I'm missing a couple of seminars and Lex is snoozing, Kelly downstairs, so I've checked mail.

Am having a blast! Visited the Georgia Aquarium Tuesday - got to walk through the glass tunnel, have great white whales, whale sharks, all manner of fish swimming above me and around me.

We went to Wal-Mart - Kel and Lex's first visit to one - to buy groceries and let the girls from Oz buy clothes. It was great fun watching them. Kelly is a size 4-6 here as opposed to like a 12 in Australia - ROFL - so she was QUITE taken with this and was like a kid in a candy store trying on those clothes.

Spent 4 nights already and conference is just starting. Delighted to meet up with Lex again and to meet Kel, happy to have had dinner with X (remind me to tell you about THAT experience - OMG - great food at "Bones" restaurant). A nice Chilean red wine, lobster bisque, my first Alaskan King Crab.

Gonna put on my shoes now and go downstairs for "Drowned Dames, Mauled Men, & Crispy Critters" (the writer's primer on dead bodies). *grin*

Have a great rest of the week. THANK YOU for stopping by and saying hello.

love...Sunny

 
At 9:27 AM, Blogger Lyn Cash said...

...and before Doug or someone else comments - YES - there were fish, not just the mammals in that aquarium - lol. So many pretty tropical fish, the whales and sharks, the manta, stingrays, all in the one tank. There were seadragons, not just seahorses - I was just blown away. Nothing to surf in the Midwest but cornfields, and certainly not the animals I viewed. *grin*

 
At 12:13 PM, Blogger Kate R said...

ha! and see? ya didn't even INCLUDE poor Summer on that list.

I want to go to lunch in an aquarium too.

 
At 12:51 PM, Blogger Lyn Cash said...

Heifer Kate, you hadn't even WON the damn award until after I blogged that post!!!!! - ROFL

Congratulations, again, my friend.

(Passionate Plume's 2nd place for novella, for those who are wondering what this is all about)

*SIGH* Summer Devon's books are sooo good, if you haven't read them.

 
At 6:11 PM, Blogger Kate R said...

anyone know how poor Lex is doing? Gack.

 
At 6:11 PM, Blogger Kate R said...

and I meant the list of people you were missing, ya goober. Not that other list.

 
At 7:10 AM, Anonymous Carla said...

I got a mere 14 right, woe is me. LOL! Now, I'm off to read all about RWA.

Poor Lex. I hope somebody caught up with that rude, abusive cow who slammed Lex in her ribs, and skinned her!! Yes, dear readers of Lyn's Licks & Laughs. Some huge beast of a woman made one huge fist out of both of her hands and slammed 'em into Lex's already previously damaged ribs to move her out of the way in order to get at a free book. Man 'o War, I'm STILL steaming over that.

Carla, who's evil is showing, and would've tackled said cow and beat her into the floor. *cackle and HARUMPH!*

 

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