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    Are you a professional?

    The following short quiz consists of 4 questions and tells whether you are qualified to be a "professional."

    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?

    Wrong Answer: Open the refrigerator, put in the elephant and close the refrigerator.
    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 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. This tests your memory.

    Even if you did not answer the first three questions correctly, you still have one more chance to show your 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 mistakes.

    According to Andersen 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-old.

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    So I guess I do have the brains of a four year old

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    I hate these... They're designed to make you feel stupid by having you answer the questions wrong even though they're simple, there could be many possible simple answers, so it's not exactly easy to guess the one the creator wants.

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    Agreed. The ability to think simplistically does not a "professional" make.

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    Agreed, this test doesn't prove anything. These questions can be answered by anyone. The youth of today may not be able to comprehend the complexity of the answer. And, they would answer in a simple format. While, a professional will see complex solutions and may try to solve the question in a more logical format.

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    The first one is impossible. You can't just put a giraffe into a refridgerator like that! Giraffes are far too big to fit in there.

    The second question is entitled #2, not 1 part b). This leads us to believe it's NOT related to the previous question. This is misleading.

    Again, the third question does not indicate whether it's related to the previous question or not, but more importantly, what if other animals were elsewhere in other refridgerators? Also, surely if these animals are able to attend a meeting, they may be able to let themselves out of a refridgerator?

    As for the last question; the question states that the river is inhabited with crocodiles. This implies they're actually in there...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Magic2K2
    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 mistakes.
    Exactly... I just never learn!

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    Magic2K2, are you a professional? Answer these questions.

    1) Why did the elf run across the road?

    Answer) Elfs don't exist.

    2) Why didn't the elf run across the road?

    Answer) A car was coming.

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    Good lord! I can't believe you guys took this thing seriously! I just copied this from another site I came across because I thought it was funny. I got all the questions wrong myself and got a good laugh out of that.

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    I say you put the elephant and the giraffe in the refrigerator together and in order to keep warm, they have no choice but to get together and make a eleraffe or a girephant.
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    =P You should of said so, I thought you ment it like, "You professionals can get these."

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    It's not really the answers you need to be looking for, but the whole point of the questions is that they're there to make you think.

    At some interviews, you get these questions, and they're looked upon as a measure of your character profile, and all that sort of stuff.

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    It's mainly to test your thinking 'outside the box', I think it's more of a here's the question, here's the answer kind of thing to get people to realise how things work.

    But yeah they don't prove anything - anyway here are the revised answers

    1) I don't know about your fridge, but I certainly can't fit a giraffe in mine. N/A

    2) Wasn't big enough for an giraffe, elephant is definatly a no-goer, get a bigger fridge!

    3) Where is the fridge located? (could be at the conferance) any animal could be missing.

    4) Can't the confereance have been in the river you're about to swim across, also from the question above an animal is missing - could be a croc!

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    Quote Originally Posted by geniusgoalie
    So I guess I do have the brains of a four year old
    Well that would explain your avatar.

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    >_<

    That is seriously the stupidest quiz I've ever seen. I love how putting a giraffe into a refridgerator is "simple" but god forbid you should try to shove an elephant in there without taking the giraffe out first -- that's just illogical!
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    2. Hold on a minute. Nobody said anything about taking the giraffe out of the refridgerator. Who says they can't both be in there at once? Given that we are expected to assume the refridgerator is big enough for a giraffe, why should we not assume it is big enough for an elephant too? If you take the giraffe out, then sooner or later that giraffe meat is going to expire and it will need to be thrown out.

    3. What is this, a world with only one elephant?! Nobody said that it was the only elephant. If that's the case, it's going to be very lonely and not being able to attend the conference is the least of its problems. It's more concerned about the fact that it is the last living elephant in the world and will never have any children. That and being inside a refridgerator.

    And hey, if the giraffe's been in the refridgerator, then I don't think it would be in good enough shape afterwards to be attending any conferences.

    Despite that animals of different species don't hold conferences.

    4. Whoa! So there is more than one crocodile in the world but only one elephant? Why wasn't I informed? Well I guess that's not relevant here. Anyway, the answer provided doesn't even answer the question. The question says that you MUST swim across, and asks how you would do that. The answer? "You swim across". Nice one bozo, but that doesn't answer the question does it?! The correct answer would be "You get in the water, move your arms and kick your legs until you are at the other side, and get out of the water." And mind the current.
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    Danielion
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    Well I guess I just proved that I'm no professional, because I can't read a question properly. The fourth question tells you that you must cross the river, and asks how. It doesn't say you have to swim across.
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    This could be the wrongest answer.

    If you answered question 1 like this, chances are you might not get to question 2...

    1. How do you get a giraffe into the fridge?
    - Well..if i chopped it up into real tiny pieces....

    - or -

    - You mean a real live one? Like the ones in the zoo?
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    If you made it past question 1.

    2. How do you get an elephant into the fridge?
    - Wait a minute, what is the job about? This is Kentucky Fried "Chicken" right?

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    If you made it past question 2

    3. The Lion King is hosting an animal conference. All the animals attend except one. Which animal does not attend?
    - Oooh I know! Simba, 'cause see, he ran away when he was little and then..and then...is that right?

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    If you made it past question 3

    4. There is a river you must cross. But it is inhabited by crocodiles. How do you manage it?
    - I'll say.."HEY LOOK...IT'S STEVE IRWIN!!!" that should scare the nasty crocs away.

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    conradical, you and the rest of this thread made my day! Thanks!

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    Well that was.... retarded. :-)
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    Quote Originally Posted by conradical

    1. How do you get a giraffe into the fridge?
    - Well..if i chopped it up into real tiny pieces....
    It wouldn't be a giraffe anymore. It's called cutlets


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