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Japanese IQ test?

Postby skepticdoc » Wed Apr 05, 2006 12:20 pm

You have a 30 minute time limit to figure this out.
Click on the link below and then click on the blue circle.

This is going to do your head in, but it can be done. For those of you
who are not going to even understand the rules (you know who you are),
get someone to explain them to you. Apparently, this is an IQ test
given to job applicants in Japan:

Here are the rules:

Everybody has to cross the river.
Only 2 persons on the raft at a time.
The father cannot stay with any of the daughters without their mother's presence.
The mother cannot stay with any of the sons without their father's presence.
The thief (striped shirt) cannot stay with any family member if the Policeman is not there.
Only the Father, Mother and the Policeman know how to operate the raft.

To start, click on the big! blue circle on the right.
To move the people, click on them.
To move the raft, click on the pole on the opposite side of the river.

http://freeweb.siol.net/danej/riverIQGame.swf

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Postby Konrad Talmont » Thu Apr 13, 2006 10:36 pm

Devious, nasty and very enjoyable.
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Postby skepticality » Wed Jun 28, 2006 11:50 am

<sniff>

The flash has a bug in it for me... :(

But, I think I had it...

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Postby Philosophical Skeptic » Fri Sep 22, 2006 9:17 pm

I DID IT!!! In about 20 minutes!

& I just woke up!!! :D :D :D
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Postby clarsct » Sat Sep 23, 2006 6:54 am

Got it.

Took me a try or two, though. I had it in less than 20 minutes.
(Including retries)

Fun...
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Postby skepticality » Sun Sep 24, 2006 9:52 pm

Damn,

Even at work the Flash hates me!

Maybe I'll use my Mac here at home... that might shake it up a little!
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Postby Foozball » Thu Sep 28, 2006 2:38 pm

Before I even started the flash, I read the rules about 5 times, Whle I read I thought ... And Managed to get it on the first try. Puzzles like this are my favorite, Try this:

Japanese Riddle:

A man is offered a chance to see heaven and hell, Not being one to turn down a chance like this he accepts the offer. When he gets to hell he sees 8 men at seated at an octagon shaped table. The table is filled with food, But their chopsticks are 4 feet long So they cannot eat. The man is then shown heaven where he sees the same thing, But everyone is eating and happy. How is this possible?

Send me a messege with your answer, and I'll confirm or deny it:)

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Postby Capthorne » Sat Feb 03, 2007 5:48 pm

    1. Everyone in Heaven is about eight times larger than "normal" so the chopsticks are normal in proportion.
    2. The chopsticks are n-dimensional so that only 8 inches of the pointy end is available for use.
    3. The inhabitants are "normal" in size except that they have arms so amazingly long....
    4. The table is so large that they can feed each other.
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Postby VT Hamlin » Wed Jul 11, 2007 10:25 pm

In heaven they figured out that they could break two sets of the 4' long chopsticks into 8 sets of normal-sized chopsticks of 12" length.

Amen!

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Postby Zenskeptic » Sat Apr 25, 2009 12:08 pm

I put this on my facebook page.

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Postby Gord » Fri May 01, 2009 11:57 am

skepticdoc wrote:The father cannot stay with any of the daughters without their mother's presence.
The mother cannot stay with any of the sons without their father's presence.


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Re: Japanese IQ test?

Postby me2c » Fri Nov 13, 2009 7:34 pm

Got it on the 5th try (about 4 minutes).

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Re: Japanese IQ test?

Postby me2c » Fri Nov 13, 2009 8:12 pm

SOLUTION:

theif&policeman >
<policeman (theif get's left behind on farside)
policeman&son1>
<policeman&theif (son1 get's left behind on farside)
father&son2>
<father (son2 get's left behind and is together with son1 on farside)
mother&father>
<mother (father get's left behind with two sons on farside)
policeman&theif>
<father (policeman, theif and two sons on farside now)
mother&father>
<mother (father, policeman, theif and two sons on farside now)
mother&daughter>
<theif&policeman (mother, daughter, father and two sons on farside)
policeman&daughter> (mother, two daughters, father and two sons are on farside)
<policeman
policeman&thief> (policeman, theif, mother, two daughters, father and two sons are safely on farside)

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Postby JO 753 » Mon Nov 16, 2009 10:10 am

iv olwaz suspektid id be u moron in jupan!

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Postby Gord » Thu Nov 19, 2009 6:07 am

JO 753 wrote:iv olwaz suspektid id be u moron in jupan!

Fathers can't be alone with daughters, mothers can't be alone with sons.... Thanks to that test, I now suspect everyone in Japan of pedophilia!
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Postby Zenskeptic » Thu Nov 19, 2009 1:41 pm

Gord wrote:
JO 753 wrote:iv olwaz suspektid id be u moron in jupan!

Fathers can't be alone with daughters, mothers can't be alone with sons.... Thanks to that test, I now suspect everyone in Japan of pedophilia!


They're all just practicing Sharia. Sharia don't like it. Rock the Nippon, rock the Nippon.

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Postby Gord » Mon Nov 30, 2009 9:46 pm

Zenskeptic wrote:
Gord wrote:
JO 753 wrote:iv olwaz suspektid id be u moron in jupan!

Fathers can't be alone with daughters, mothers can't be alone with sons.... Thanks to that test, I now suspect everyone in Japan of pedophilia!


They're all just practicing Sharia. Sharia don't like it. Rock the Nippon, rock the Nippon.

I don't listen to Sharia, her voice grates on my nerves.

If "Ainu" just means "human," then aren't we all really Ainu?
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Postby Gawdzilla Sama » Mon Nov 30, 2009 9:54 pm

Gord wrote:
Zenskeptic wrote:
Gord wrote:
JO 753 wrote:iv olwaz suspektid id be u moron in jupan!

Fathers can't be alone with daughters, mothers can't be alone with sons.... Thanks to that test, I now suspect everyone in Japan of pedophilia!


They're all just practicing Sharia. Sharia don't like it. Rock the Nippon, rock the Nippon.

I don't listen to Sharia, her voice grates on my nerves.

If "Ainu" just means "human," then aren't we all really Ainu?

"Ainu" means "we're human". Implications obvious. Same issues as with kwai loh and gaijin.
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Postby Gord » Mon Nov 30, 2009 9:59 pm

Gawdzilla wrote:
Gord wrote:If "Ainu" just means "human," then aren't we all really Ainu?

"Ainu" means "we're human". Implications obvious. Same issues as with kwai loh and gaijin.

I should've known. This library book is full of mistakes! But I can only spot the ones I already knew about... (You should see the butcher's job they did on the Icelandic myths! I could edit just about every sentence they wrote on the subject.)
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Postby Zenskeptic » Wed Dec 02, 2009 5:34 pm

Gord wrote:
Gawdzilla wrote:
Gord wrote:If "Ainu" just means "human," then aren't we all really Ainu?

"Ainu" means "we're human". Implications obvious. Same issues as with kwai loh and gaijin.

I should've known. This library book is full of mistakes! But I can only spot the ones I already knew about... (You should see the butcher's job they did on the Icelandic myths! I could edit just about every sentence they wrote on the subject.)


They came up with Ainu in response to the Tale Of The Monkey Thief.

In short, the story (of Chinese origin) goes:
Once upon a time, a monkey stole a beautiful Chinese princess and took her to the island of Japan. When they got there, he raped her. Their children are the Japanese. The End.

I hear they still call Japanese people Monkey Thieves. What a heartwarming story of racial harmony.

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Postby Gord » Wed Dec 02, 2009 10:52 pm

How sweet! I love monkey stories. Also, hot monkey sex.

The book also said the Ainu claim to be descended from (a) polar bears, and (b) a bear god of some sort. They said those things in two different paragraphs, however, so I don't know if it was one of each or just one bear that was both polar and a god.

Actually, I've been meaning to Google that, and a few other things from that book. Also, a map showing how close the northern island of Japan is to the natural habitat of the polar bear. I'd never considered a connection between the two before. Really? The Ainu knew about polar bears? If true, that's pretty cool.
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Postby Zenskeptic » Thu Dec 03, 2009 5:20 pm

Gord wrote:How sweet! I love monkey stories. Also, hot monkey sex.

The book also said the Ainu claim to be descended from (a) polar bears, and (b) a bear god of some sort. They said those things in two different paragraphs, however, so I don't know if it was one of each or just one bear that was both polar and a god.

Actually, I've been meaning to Google that, and a few other things from that book. Also, a map showing how close the northern island of Japan is to the natural habitat of the polar bear. I'd never considered a connection between the two before. Really? The Ainu knew about polar bears? If true, that's pretty cool.


Monkeys = Awesome. It's way cooler to be a polar bear though. I wish I was descended from a bear god. Lucky Ainu bastards.

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Postby finallyskeptic » Sun Jan 03, 2010 5:58 am

I never looked at this link(JAPANESE IQ TEST) before cause I thought it would be in Japanese and I wont understand but today I looked at it and solved it within 26 mins.
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Postby mathfeel » Wed Jan 27, 2010 2:44 am

BTW, this is Chinese, not Japanese. Judging from the use of traditional character, it's from either Hong Kong or Taiwan. I am guessing Taiwan.

It wasn't too hard, but the trick is that while a parent is not allowed to be alone with their opposite-sex children but it's perfectly fine to just leave the children alone without adult supervision. What kind of twisted logic is this?

The first two rules translate to be:
If the father/mother sees that the mother/father left the daughter/son, the father/mother will punish the daughters/son.
Makes you wonder what "punish" means.

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Postby tkrawforQ3Kn4 » Mon Mar 08, 2010 7:24 am

a lot o' fun but since i paid too little attention to the rules (u know me) it took a little longer

tell the the Mings i think their daughter and her friends are lovely.
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Postby Quasi-Skeptic » Sun May 29, 2011 4:07 am

Foozball wrote:Before I even started the flash, I read the rules about 5 times, Whle I read I thought ... And Managed to get it on the first try. Puzzles like this are my favorite, Try this:



Japanese Riddle:



A man is offered a chance to see heaven and hell, Not being one to turn down a chance like this he accepts the offer. When he gets to hell he sees 8 men at seated at an octagon shaped table. The table is filled with food, But their chopsticks are 4 feet long So they cannot eat. The man is then shown heaven where he sees the same thing, But everyone is eating and happy. How is this possible?




Send me a messege with your answer, and I'll confirm or deny it:)


i know the answer but ive encountered the riddle before. :D
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Re: Japanese IQ test?

Postby Gord » Sun May 29, 2011 4:30 am

In Heaven, men are allowed to feed each other. In Hell, it isn't allowed.

Also, in Heaven, men can eat with their bare hands because they are clean; in Hell, they're covered in monkey poo and polar bear fur.
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