We are a commune of inquiring, skeptical, politically centrist, capitalist, anglophile, traditionalist New England Yankee humans, humanoids, and animals with many interests beyond and above politics. Each of us has had a high-school education (or GED), but all had ADD so didn't pay attention very well, especially the dogs. Each one of us does "try my best to be just like I am," and none of us enjoys working for others, including for Maggie, from whom we receive neither a nickel nor a dime. Freedom from nags, cranks, government, do-gooders, control-freaks and idiots is all that we ask for.
Maybe. I think the hardest exam in the world is working a job and keeping a job, but my pup says the hardest exams in the world are the (paperless) rapid-fire interviews at big NYC banks. "What's 18X17?" "What's the square root of 289?" "What's the annualized rate of whatever?" And the damn logic puzzles she told me about, which I have now forgotten. What's the one where they pour the salt and the pepper onto the table, and ask you to quickly separate the salt from the pepper?
Got another mind-bender for you, friends. If "thirty days hath September, April June and November," and all the rest have 31, except for ..." how many months have twenty-eight days?
Answer is at the bottom of this post.
Answer: All of them. Hee-hee. Someone else fooled me with this, and now maybe I've fooled some of you.
Landing on an aircraft carrier at night in pitching seas rates right up there with the hardest tests ever. All the factors are tested; analytical , perceptive, and psychomotor skills as well as the ability to control fear in a life threatening situation.
A salute to the SEALs as well. As tough as Hell Week is, it probably pales in comparison to real operational situations they go through that they can't tell you about.
That was as easy as Pi.
A clever bastard you are...
On the number of days in a month. This shows a tendency toward incomplete problem analysis. The quick answer is not always the right answer. Far too often we identify solutions which are wrong. This occurs because we mis-identify the problem to be solved.