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Some Years Ago, there was a Mensa Convention in Sydney.
Mensa, as you know, is A National Organization for People who have An IQ of 140 or Higher.

Several of The Mensa Members went out for Lunch at a Local Cafe.

When they sat down,
1 of them discovered that The Salt Shaker contained Pepper
& The Pepper Shaker was full of Salt.
How could they Swap The Contents of The 2 Bottles
without spilling any & using only The Implements At Hand?

Clearly this was A Job for Mensa Minds.

The Group debated the Problem,

Presented Ideas & finally came up with A Brilliant Solution
involving A Napkin, a Straw & an Empty Saucer.

They called The Waitress over, ready to Dazzle Her with Their Solution.

"Miss", they said," We couldn't help but notice that The Pepper Shaker contains Salt &
The Salt Shaker ".

But before they could finish, the Waitress interrupted, "Oh! Sorry about that".

She leaned over The Table, Unscrewed the Caps of Both Bottles & Switched Them.

There was Dead Silence at The Mensa Table.

Kinda reminds ya of The Government, doesn't it.






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K.I.S.S it!

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I must have been the waitress.
That was my solution as soon as I read the problem...

Now, put a dangerous, sharp, quickly spinning, router bit on the table, and I am clueless...
Although I would know to wear safety equipment.
But salt and pepper shakers? No problem.
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Of course, if the guys were over 50, she could have just taken the salt shaker away; "Not good for you, boys!"
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...And the Ketchup while she was at it.
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I went to school with a kid that was a mensa member. The school brag about it and him, had plaque in the display case near the main doors and such. Him and I got our drivers license at the same time and one day he was filling his parents car up for the first time at the same place I was. Well luckily I stop him from filling up his radiator. That is all I got to say about a mensa member.
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Mensa isn't a test of common sense or knowledge
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There's a joke I've seen showing one of them pushing on a door for all he's worth while the sign on the door says Pull to Open.

Someone I consider a master woodworker once told me that a master woodworker is not someone who never makes mistakes. He is someone who is able to cover them up so that no one can tell.
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They've raised the minimum IQ since the early 80s

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So did you know Scott Adams was a Mensa member: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Scott_Adams
And so was Isaac Asimov: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Isaac_Asimov
As was John Mcafee: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/John_McAfee
And of course Norman Schwarzkopf was a member: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Norman_Schwarzkopf,_Jr.
But did you know Asia Carrera was also a Mensa member? : https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Asia_Carrera
And how about aura Shields: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Laura_Shields
And then there was James Von Brunn: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/James_von_Brunn

Just saying.....

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