Friday, April 07, 2017


At last year’s Mensa Convention its members were confronted with a problem.

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 the salt shaker contained pepper & the pepper shaker was full of salt.

How could they swap the contents of the 2 bottles without spilling any & using only the implements at hand? Clearly this was a job for Mensa minds.

The group debated the problem, presented ideas & finally came up with a brilliant solution involving a napkin, a straw & an empty saucer.

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

"Miss", they said," We couldn't help but notice that the pepper shaker contains salt & the salt shaker - " but before they could finish, the waitress interrupted, "Oh! sorry about that".

She leaned over the table, unscrewed the caps of both bottles & switched them.

There was dead silence at the Mensa table.

1 comment:

bob walsh said...

MENSA members are not necessarily actually GOOD at anything except taking I. Q. tests.