By Charles Towne
C.T.’S MEMORY AND I.Q. TEST
The first challenge in the memory and I.Q. testis calculated to test your ability to pay attention and memorize very simple equations.
Challenge # 1: Select and memorize 31 random items. These can be any items except, Comb, Banana, Lamb, Flashlight, Fish, Battery, and Key. Do not memorize Comb, Banana, Lamb, flashlight, Fish, Battery, mouse trap and Key. Now memorize the 31 items on your list except numbers, 3, 11, 17, 21, and 29.
Challenge # 2: Look out the nearest window and calculate the weight of the first 17 lbs. of snow covering the gardenia bush.
Challenge # 3: Estimate the number of blossoms on the Gardenia bush, subtract 2/3 of the total and add 17 to the remainder for your answer.
Challenge # 4: This one is especially challenging. Look out the window at the third oak tree from the left. Do you see the painted bunting on the end of the little branch? Not that branch, the little one! Now, if the painted bunting tries real hard can he fly to the sun and back in seventeen years? Now calculate the number of eggs the painted bunting can lay on the return trip from the sun? Now add the number of eggs he can lay on his return trip from the sun to the answer for challenge # 2 and subtract 9862. Hint: Your answer should be less than your answer to challenge # 5.
Challenge # 5: If one ounce of finely ground cardamom and one ounce of chili pepper are mixed together with one ounce of horseradish, how many pounds of sugar would you end up with?
The next one is really easy.
Challenge # 6: If we take 100 pounds of feathers and dump the feathers one at a time from an airliner flying 673 miles an hour at an altitude of 12 ½ miles and you are on the ground with a butterfly net, how long would it take you to catch all the feathers before the first one hits the ground?
And the last one:
Challenge # 7: If you try real hard, and I mean real, real, real hard, is there anything that would ever qualify you, or make you worthy of Papa God’s great miraculous love for you, Or subsequently, Jesus’ incredible sacrifice for you on Calvary’s cross?
Dear God, O Holy One, bless us and hold us close as a nation. Smile upon us and teach us to trust you. Cleanse us from anything that you find immoral or displeasing in your sight. Stifle the efforts of anyone that wishes to divide or harm this beautiful country, our home, the land of the free and the home of the brave. Work your will in us, for us and through us as your people, and mold us after the likeness and character of our blessed Lord Jesus. This we pray in His wonderful, and Holy name, yes, we, your people ask this of you O Mighty God, Amen, and Amen.
Charles Towne is first and foremost a Christian. An octogenarian, author, journalist, wildlife photographer, naturalist, caregiver, and survivor, his life has been and continues to be, a never-ending adventure filled with possibilities never imagined. He has adopted the philosophy that to Live fully, laugh uproariously, love passionately, and learn like there is no tomorrow, is a formula for a long and joy-filled life.