Are You As Smart As A 4-Year-Old?

Posted By on 11th January 2021

Fancy a bit of silliness for the New Year? It might make you smile, and let’s be honest we could all do with a smile, or better still a laugh in these dark times.

So let’s begin.

How do you put a giraffe into a refrigerator?

Answer: Open the refrigerator, put in the giraffe, and close the door.

Next question.

How do you put an elephant into a refrigerator?

I bet you’re thinking ” Open the refrigerator, put in the elephant, and close the door” Aren’t you?

Well, the correct answer is: Open the refrigerator, take out the giraffe, put in the elephant and close the door.

These first two questions are supposed to test if you tend to do simple things in an overly complicated way and then your ability to think through the repercussions of your previous actions.

Liking it so far?

See how you get on with this.

The Lion King is hosting an animal conference. All the animals attend except one. Which animal does not attend?

Answer: The Elephant. The elephant is in the refrigerator, remember? You just put him in there. Clearly, this is designed to test your memory!

Here’s the final one.

There is a river you must cross but it is used by crocodiles, and you do not have a boat. How do you manage it?

Answer: You jump into the river and swim across. All the crocodiles are attending the animal conference.

Have you not been paying attention?

Believe it or not, and I’m not entirely sure that I do, this test was devised for ‘professionals’, as part of some team-building type exercise and that last question is to test whether you learn quickly from your mistakes.

90% of the so-called ‘professionals’ got all the answers wrong, whilst a group of 4-year-olds did much better.

Proving beyond doubt that 90% of professionals are not as smart as a 4-year-old.

But don’t forget, as I pointed out some time ago, 67% of all statistics are made up!!

Yes, I know this shows elephants at the animal conference, but you try to find a picture without elephants included.

Anyway, we only put 1 elephant in the refrigerator didn’t we? There wasn’t room for the rest of them due to panic food buying during lockdown!

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