22 November 2005

Itchy Knee Sun She Go Rock! IQ Testing Here!

A friend of mine, Samantha (take a bow), sent me a link to a very taxing game. The rumour is it's an IQ test used by Japanese companies. The object is simple, get all people across the river. The test can now be taken here. The rules are as follows:
1. Only 2 people on the raft at a time.
2. The Father cannot stay with any of the Daughters without their Mother's presence.
3. The Mother cannot stay with any of the Sons without their Father's presence.
4. The Criminal (Striped shirt) cannot stay with any family member if the Policeman is not there.
5. Only the Father, the Mother and the Policeman know how to operate the raft.

To move the people click on them, too move the raft click on the pole on the opposite side of the river. Finally to start the puzzle, click on the big blue circle on the right of the site. I did it in just under 10 minutes.

If that really floated your boat and you want some more, you can do a free online IQ test here. FWIW I've done two (real) IQ tests in my life and got 138 and 155, making me eligible to join Mensa. Let's see if alcohol has really killed off my brain cells in recent years, I post my online score soon... (BTW the title is 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6 in Japanese)

UPDATED: My online lunchtime IQ score is 127. Not great but it'll do. My end of test report gives us this piece of salesman psychology: "You've got a very experiential way of learning and a strong mathematical mind. You're able to whittle even the most complex situation down to comprehensible component parts. In short, you have mastered the art and science of precision. That's what makes you a Precision Processor." Who has the time to best my score?