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--- The following short quiz consists of 4 questions and will tell you

whether you are qualified to be a " professional. " Scroll down for

each answer. The questions are NOT that difficult.


1. How do you put a giraffe into a refrigerator?










The correct answer is: Open the refrigerator, put in the giraffe, and

close the door. This question tests whether you tend to do simple things

in an overly complicated way.






2. How do you put an elephant into a refrigerator?










Did you say, " Open the refrigerator, put in the elephant, and close

the refrigerator? "


(Wrong Answer) Correct Answer: Open the refrigerator, take out the

giraffe, put in the elephant and close the door. This tests your ability to

think through the repercussions of your previous actions.










3. The Lion King is hosting an animal conference. All the animals

attend except one. Which animal does not attend?











Correct Answer: The Elephant. The elephant is in the refrigerator.

You just put him in there. This tests your memory. OK, even if you did

not answer the first three questions correctly, you still have one more

chance to show your true abilities.










4. There is a river you must cross but it is inhabited by crocodiles.

How do you manage it?










Correct Answer: You swim across. All the crocodiles are attending the

Animal Meeting. This tests whether you learn quickly from your



According to Anderson Consulting Worldwide, around 90% of the

professionals they tested got all questions wrong. But many preschoolers got

several correct answers. Anderson Consulting says this conclusively

disproves the theory that most professionals have the brains of a four year




Send this out to frustrate all of your smart friends.



 "Let It Be!"

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A variant of this well-worn joke was oft-told in England of yore:


Q. How do you get two elephants in a Mini?

A. One in the back seat, one in the front.


Q. How do you get two giraffes in a Mini?

A. Take the elephants out first, then put one in the front seat and one in the back.


Q. How do you get two Whales in a Mini?

(First take out the giraffes?)

A. No, you drive west on the M4 and over the Severn Bridge!....."to Wales"....geddit?



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