Every Baby Boomer knows that regular health check ups are vital to living a longer and more productive life.
Nobody needs surprises, especially bad ones, at our age.
But did you know that a mental check up is just as important as a physical check up?
Keeping your brain and mental acuity functioning at it’s highest level is just as important as making sure your muscles and vital organs are performing properly.
Nobody needs surprises, especially bad ones, with your intellectual fitness at our age.
Staying mentally alert as we grow older insures a more stable, exciting and rewarding lifestyle.
A great rule of thumb to remember at our age is “If you don’t use it, you lose it.”
So today, I wanted to offer my baby boomer followers a short ( and obviously not federally approved) yet effective aptitude test that my own family physician, Dr. Raymond Luxury Yacht gave me at my last check up.
Some of you may think it is too easy and that is a good sign that you still have a mind like a “steel trap.”
Others may find they have some slight memory and comprehension problems and will be challenged greatly by these 4 questions.
Scroll down and read the questions below one at a time, slowly and think about them before answering.
I have provided spaces before the answers so you are not tempted to cheat.
Question 1: What do you put in a toaster?
If you said “Toast” give do not attempt to answer the rest of the questions/
Do something else like take a nap or sit still in a corner.
Try not to hurt yourself.
If you said “Bread” go on to Question 2.
Question 2: Say ‘silk’ five times. Now spell ‘silk.’ What do cows drink?
Answer: Cows drink “Water”
If you said ‘milk,’ don’t attempt the next question.
Your brain is over-stressed and may even overheat.
You might want to consider a nap now or heading to that corner to sit without hurting yourself.
Maybe pick up a good book to read.
i suggest one of the classics by Dr. Seuss “Green Ham and Eggs.”
If you did indeed say “Water” then proceed to question 3.
Question 3: If a red house is made from red bricks and a blue house is made from blue bricks and a pink house is made from pink bricks and a yellow house is made from yellow bricks, what is a greenhouse made from?
Answer: Greenhouses are made from glass.
If you said ‘green bricks,’ why are you still reading these???
If you said “Glass” go on to Question 4.
Question 4: Without using a calculator please solve the following arithmetic question:
In Chicago 17 people get on the bus.
Your first stop is in Cleveland.
In Cleveland 6 people get off the bus and 9 people get on.
In Cincinnati, 2 people get off and 4 get on.
In Washington DC, 11 people get off and 16 people get on.
In Trenton, 3 people get off and 5 people get on.
In New York 6 people get off and 3 get on.
You then arrive in Boston, Massachusetts.
Without scrolling back to review, how old is the bus driver?
Answer: Oh, for crying out loud!
Don’t you remember your own age?
It was YOU driving the bus!!
OK, here’s one last chance to redeem yourself…………..
Question 5: How much dirt is there in a hole 3 feet deep, 6 ft long and 4 ft wide?
If you pass this along to your friends, pray they do better than you.
My personal brain surgeon, Dr. Sylvester Booklet Mangrove, says 95% of people our age fail most of the questions.
Oh well, what does he know?