Tuesday, June 15, 2004


Petals Around the Rose

A friend of mine sent me an email about a very curious game. Just follow the instructions in the website.

Petals around the Rose Game

Rumor has it that Bill Gates tried the game, but never actually figured it out. He did figure out all the answers, but only because of his photographic memory (the bastard memorized the answers for each combination) but couldnt work out how the answers came about.

...a lot of experts agree that the smarter your are, the longer it will take you to figure it out. (Of course, these same experts took an average of 6 days to figure out the puzzle) What they dont agree on is where exactly the thin line is between absolute genius and total moronity.

My brother tried it last friday. Til now he still hasnt figured it out. Hehehe :)
Another friend just gave up after the second night.

I tried it once and figured it out after the next try.
Does that mean im stupid? Or just damn lucky?

Mensa Qualifying Tests coming up

Mensa will be holding a qualifying session on SATURDAY, 3 JULY 2004 at the UP Hotel, University of the Philippines, Diliman, QC.

The qualifier is a culture-fair test of the type that is often referred to as "abstract reasoning". It does NOT test for math or language skills.

You may register and START your test anytime between
9:00 A.M. and 3 P.M.

More information regarding Mensa's qualifying tests may be
found at:

qualifying test website

There are many practice tests available on the Internet. You
will find tests, puzzles and other Mensa resources at:
http://www.mensa.org.uk/mensa/global/resource.html or http://easyweb.easynet.co.uk/~didmsnj/MensaWorld/guide.html


Anonymous said...

Holy shit! I got the answer on my first try. It's kinda easy to figure out actually. Wait a minute... does this mean...I'm stupid. Aww...now this proves that I'm such an idiot!

Anonymous said...

Ahmm...am really an idiot. Well, i think smart people cannot figure this out because they tend to make it complicated, whereas, it is just a simple puzzle. I don't know. Just defending myself. hehe.(same person as above)