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4.23.2008

Here's A Thing

There's a calendar at work that has a different Mensa test for each day. I thought some of them were fun. Here's one for you.

Find the names of three non-US cities that are hidden in the sentences below. (The letters are in consecutive order):

"Steven, I centered the whole trip on your wishes. It is base logic to blame me."


"The Second World War saw much destruction."


Please Rot-13 your answers.
(Answer will be given tomorrow morning sometime)

21 comments :

  1. Okay, I have it now:

    1. Iravpr, Vgnyl

    2. Onfry, Treznal

    3. Jnefnj, Cbynaq

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  2. St. Evenice (Nova Scotia)
    Pony Ourwish (Ireland)
    Warsaw (Brazil)

    I have more damn trouble with the stoopid word verification! :-)

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  3. Venice!
    Damn, on a roll. (Kaiser) Got two in 14 hours.

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  4. Oh, before I forget again. What's ROT-13?

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  5. MELT DOWN! ANSWERS, I NEED ANSWERS.

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  6. Halp. All alone staring at my computer surrounded by a pile of hair that used to be on my head.

    ste venice>nteredthewholetriponyour wishesitisbaselogictoblamemethesecond world warsaw muchdestruction

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  7. Rot-13 is a cypher/decypher utility. You type your answers in the field and hit "Cypher" and it encodes them so that other people's fun isn't spoiled. Of course, if someone wants to cheat, they can decypher other people's answers, too.

    I discovered it at Byzantium's Shores.

    I can tell you that both Nettl and RW got the correct answers.

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  8. I try to avoid Mensa things - just the name "Mensa" makes my stomach twist into knots. But then, it could be because I had a bad experience with a Mensa person arrogantly declaring that I was too stupid for Mensa. (He was a real jerk.)

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  9. Oh well hell, if you have to be Mensa to know about ROT-13, then pfbbt. :)
    I'm sorry I screwed up your little friggin' mind game. I will get the third.
    Answers? "sometime!" You sadist.

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  10. Alright already. Here are the answers:

    Venice
    Basel
    Warsaw

    No more Mensa games for you, GLS!

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  11. After I worked with it a while (it's pretty hard to come up with "Warsaw" without the second sentence! ;-) ) I did a 'net search. Someone came up with Ur, the ancient city in Mesopotamia. The original question doesn't say that the city has to be current.
    :-D

    I think Mensa puzzles are fun. I have a bit of a problem with anyone who thinks that an IQ score actually means anything, though.

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  12. Hehehe, I didn't have time to cheat, hehe, this was all done by the time I saw it!

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  13. Basel??? Give me a break.
    Like Groucho, I wouldn't belong to a club that would have me as a member.
    Besides, all you females should be in Womensa.

    word verifier: uastor

    YouAssTer - a disaster that effects you personally.

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  14. Don't blame me. I'm not the Mensa genius who created the test.
    Pfffffffft!

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  15. I got 'em! Only I didn't want to risk posting and then find out I was way off! Basel was the first one that came to mind as I looked over the sentences. Guess I should start believing in myself a little more.

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  16. I got them correctly too.
    But I didn't post my answers.
    I didn't know about the decyphering devise and wondered about those mysterious consonnants in a few of the answers.
    What on earth? I thought. Cities perhaps in Russia?
    Marti

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  17. Basel??? Give me a break.
    Like Groucho, I wouldn't belong to a club that would have me as a member.
    Besides, all you females should be in Womensa.

    word verifier: uastor

    YouAssTer - a disaster that effects you personally.

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