

Bob1Dog Inner circle Wife: It's me or this houseful of 1159 Posts 
Thia is just for fun. I love these things. There are thirtyone questions in which you have 8 seconds to answer. No fair taking it twice.
I'm not giving my results because I don't wish to set up a competition here. It's just plain fun. First person to give results is a boor. Try it. http://www.flashbynight.com/test/
What if the Hokey Pokey really IS what it's all about?
My neighbor rang my doorbell at 2:30 a.m. this morning, can you believe that, 2:30 a.m.!? Lucky for him I was still up playing my drums. 
Cliffg37 Inner circle Long Beach, CA 2490 Posts 
I don't want to be a boor, but I was pleased with my result. The test is kind of fun, but also it puts the pressure on.
Magic is like Science,
Both are fun if you do it right! 
Magnus Eisengrim Inner circle Sulla placed heads on 1064 Posts 
The first question was about distance across the USA in miles. Hardly a test of intelligence. Unless you're an American raised on the imperial system. How many of you could estimate the distance from Calgary to Toronto in kilometers?
Bah.
The blooddimmed tide is loosed, and everywhere
The ceremony of innocence is drowned; The best lack all conviction, while the worst Are full of passionate intensity.Yeats 
tommy Eternal Order Devil’s Island 16203 Posts 
I can estimate anything.
If there is a single truth about Magic, it is that nothing on earth so efficiently evades it.
Tommy 
critter Inner circle Spokane, WA 2551 Posts 
42?
"The fool is one who doesn't know what you have just found out."
~Will Rogers 
Cliffg37 Inner circle Long Beach, CA 2490 Posts 
Without doing any math, I'd estimate it would be about 3500 kilometers from calgary to toronto
Magic is like Science,
Both are fun if you do it right! 
MobilityBundle Regular user Las Vegas/Boston 120 Posts 
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On 20140119 15:27, Magnus Eisengrim wrote: Anyone who knows Fibonacci numbers! Y'know, the sequence that begins 1, 1, 2, 3, 5, 8, 13, 21, 34, 55, 89.... (In general, the next term is the sum of the previous two terms, starting at 1, 1.) Long story short, a good estimate for converting between miles and kilometers is move to the adjacent Fibonacci number. (You have to know that a mile is longer than a kilometer, to know which direction to go.) For example, 13 miles is roughly 21 kilometers (or more exactly, 20.92 km). The approximation improves for larger numbers; 2 miles is 3.2 km. Long story a little less short: the milestokilometers conversion factor is approximately 1.61. Coincidentally, this is pretty close to the "golden mean," which is approximately 1.62. Notsocoincidentally, the ratio of consecutive terms of the Fibonacci sequence approaches the golden mean. So, for example, if you wanted to estimate 3500 km in miles, 3500 is a little more than 3400. So that's a little more than 2100 miles. Granted, the utility of this observation depends on how well one knows Fibonacci numbers. But doesn't everyone know Fibonacci numbers up to 89? 
Magnus Eisengrim Inner circle Sulla placed heads on 1064 Posts 
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On 20140119 15:48, Cliffg37 wrote: Remarkable. Did you do any googling?
The blooddimmed tide is loosed, and everywhere
The ceremony of innocence is drowned; The best lack all conviction, while the worst Are full of passionate intensity.Yeats 
Bob1Dog Inner circle Wife: It's me or this houseful of 1159 Posts 
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On 20140119 15:27, Magnus Eisengrim wrote: So? Put up a Canadian test! It's for fun man! Jeez.
What if the Hokey Pokey really IS what it's all about?
My neighbor rang my doorbell at 2:30 a.m. this morning, can you believe that, 2:30 a.m.!? Lucky for him I was still up playing my drums. 
Bob1Dog Inner circle Wife: It's me or this houseful of 1159 Posts 
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On 20140119 15:15, Cliffg37 wrote: That's not being a boor Cliff! I waa pleased with mine too. It's just a fun test, well, for most of us anyway.
What if the Hokey Pokey really IS what it's all about?
My neighbor rang my doorbell at 2:30 a.m. this morning, can you believe that, 2:30 a.m.!? Lucky for him I was still up playing my drums. 
Magnus Eisengrim Inner circle Sulla placed heads on 1064 Posts 
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On 20140119 20:13, Bob1Dog wrote: I've tried. Nobody wants to play.
The blooddimmed tide is loosed, and everywhere
The ceremony of innocence is drowned; The best lack all conviction, while the worst Are full of passionate intensity.Yeats 
Bob1Dog Inner circle Wife: It's me or this houseful of 1159 Posts 
What if the Hokey Pokey really IS what it's all about?
My neighbor rang my doorbell at 2:30 a.m. this morning, can you believe that, 2:30 a.m.!? Lucky for him I was still up playing my drums. 
Mary Mowder Inner circle Sacramento / Elk Grove, CA 3649 Posts 
Well I can tell you, I'm getting smarter.
By the third or forth time I'm looking pretty good. Mary Mowder 
foolsnobody Special user Buffalo, NY 843 Posts 
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On 20140120 02:44, Mary Mowder wrote: :) 
landmark Inner circle within a triangle 5018 Posts 
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On 20140119 18:15, MobilityBundle wrote: Wow, very cool. I knew the conversion ration for miles to km, and knew that the Fibonacci ratio was phi, but I never put the two together. My usual mental method was double and subtract twice a tenth of the result. From km to miles, half plus a quarter of the result is fairly easy as well. But next time I see a road sign in Canada that posts a limit of 4181 km/hr I'll immediately know, oh, I shouldn't be doing more than 2584 m/hr.
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stoneunhinged Inner circle 3079 Posts 
Am I smart because I know things like the band "A Chemical Test" or what the names of the different cars are on the market?
I don't find the test fun, but stupid. That's what makes me smart. 
Bob1Dog Inner circle Wife: It's me or this houseful of 1159 Posts 
Maybe you and Magnus should post a couple of your own fun things then.
What if the Hokey Pokey really IS what it's all about?
My neighbor rang my doorbell at 2:30 a.m. this morning, can you believe that, 2:30 a.m.!? Lucky for him I was still up playing my drums. 
stoneunhinged Inner circle 3079 Posts 

Bob1Dog Inner circle Wife: It's me or this houseful of 1159 Posts 
One of the funniest songs ever recorded! Well, except maybe for Napoleon XIV's "They're coming to take me away"
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hnzHtm1jhL4
What if the Hokey Pokey really IS what it's all about?
My neighbor rang my doorbell at 2:30 a.m. this morning, can you believe that, 2:30 a.m.!? Lucky for him I was still up playing my drums. 
Bazinga Loyal user 277 Posts 
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On 20140119 00:45, Bob1Dog wrote: I'll wager that no one got a perfect score of 31 o matter how many times they take the test. And just to clarify, it's 8 seconds for each question. Don't start off like I did and try to answer them all in 8 seconds. Bazinga! 
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