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Mensa & the salt & pepper shakers....

Saturday, July 25, 2015


Mensa & the salt & pepper shakers....

Some years ago, there was a Mensa convention in
San Francisco.

Mensa, as you know, is a national organization for

people who have an IQ of 140 or higher.

Several of the Mensa members went out for lunch

at a local cafe . When they sat down, one of them

discovered that their salt shaker contained pepper,

and their pepper shaker was full of salt.

How could they swap the contents of the two bottles

without spilling any, and using only the implements at hand ?

Clearly -- this was a job for Mensa minds.



The group debated the problem and presented ideas and finally,

came up with a brilliant solution involving a napkin, a straw,

and an empty saucer.

They called the waitress over, ready to dazzle her with their solution.

"Ma'am," they said," we couldn't help but notice that the pepper shaker
contains salt and the salt contains pepper."

But before they could finish .......... the waitress interrupted.

"Oh – sorry about that."

She leaned over the table, unscrewed the caps of both bottles

and switched them.



There was dead silence at the Mensa table.

Sometimes we seem to over complicate things.

Just Keep it Simple... emoticon
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