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Friday, May 26

Are you a professional?

The following short quiz consists of 4 questions and will tell you whether you are qualified to be a "professional" . Scroll down for each answer. The questions are NOT that difficult.

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?

If you said: Open the refrigerator put in the elephant and close the refrigerator ... Wrong Answer!

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 previous 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 practical memory.

Last question:

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 conference. This tests whether you learn quickly from your mistakes.


The preceding is generally said to have originated from Anderson Consulting Worldwide, and the linked claim is that around 90% of the professionals they tested got all questions wrong, but many preschoolers got several correct answers: conclusively disproving the theory that most professionals have the brains of a four-year-old. Yet the only solid source I found for this claim was in one of the comments -- might be an excerpt -- from this book. There is no hint of it on Anderson Consulting's webpage.

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