Thursday, October 11, 2007

Fairly bright-ish.

How smart are you?
Am-I-Dumb.com - Intelligence Test

Since I got 25 of 25 right, either...

1) 1.7% of people are quantum physicists who figured out how to score 26/25, or
2) I was docked points for admitting to being a girl, or
3) The test itself is a little dense.

I found it here.

25 comments:

Satanam in computatrum said...

I am smarter than 97.94% of the rest of the world. Find out how smart you are.

I also got 25/25. I think it factors in completion time.

Kristopher said...

Or maybe only 1.7% of the population scores 25 out of 25 questions?

And you don't need to pay a $200 NFA tax for this quiz, either.

Kristopher said...

The percentages are measuring only that group of people who are taking this test?

This would cause the numbers to change as more people take the test.

gmcraff said...

Since I score 25/25 as well, I feel there is a need for a tie-breaker.

I therefore offer this as a tie-breaker to prove my immense intellect:

"You have more guns than I do, Tam. You win."

DirtCrashr said...

You're smarter than me, I'm going to the Rendezvous - how smart is that?

staghounds said...

Also 25/25, smarter than 98.96%. No pride, though- not the most difficult examination I ever took.

Roberta X said...

I'm smarter than 100%. Impressive!

Time is of the essence, Tam. If you stick all the questions, the only variable left is how long you take to do so.

It's a reading speed/hand-eye coordination test.

BryanP said...

24/25, which annoys me because now I don't know which one I missed.

Anonymous said...

since it is a percentile, if 100 people take the test and all but 1 score 25/25 then you are smarter than 1% of the population

-steve_in_CA

Homer said...

Well, I got 25/25 and 99.35%. Satanam may be right, there could be a time component to the scoring.

Or, the scoring is just messed up.

pignock said...

Smarter than 99.2% - HAHA - Some of y'all are dumber 'n me.

That's not exactly what I'd call comprehensive. If speed is involved I'm even less impressed. Thinking quickly has gotten me into more trouble than it has gotten me out of.

Keith

Zendo Deb said...

No 1.7% of people got all 25 right - you are NOT smarter than them, you are only smarter than the people who missed 1 or more.

Of course that means you aren't as smart as the people who understand how percentiles work. (You can't be smarter than 100% of the population since you are part of the population.... unless you can be smarter than yourself.)

I am smarter than 97.40% of the rest of the world. Find out how smart you are.

cma g21 said...

I don't consider myself all that smart, but I got:

Your Number Correct:25/25
You are smarter than 99.80% of the populaton.

Are you a genius? Find out!

Average Number Correct: 18.5/25

Percentile: 99.80%

Time Taken: 1:13

cma g21 said...

It seems time is also a factor in the scores.

Tam said...

Apparently the two minutes I spent staring out the window, talking to the cat, and making up snarky answers counted against my score...

cma g21 said...

Did you notice they misspelled population?

Adrian said...

Well, you can't tear through that test much faster than I did unless you're not reading the questions, and I got 25/25 but only a 97.88%.

IMnsHO, the only ignorant bugger is the guy who designed the scoring methodology.

comatus said...

Kudos to bryan. Many, in this distinguished company, would just lie. HST, I also got them all right (you do believe me now?) and was given 98.3%.

Speed is a factor but it's not how fast you answer. It's how fast your cat is going...

Don Gwinn said...

They're allowing for the number of people who are smart enough to do something else with their time.
:p

Roberta X said...

I posted a screen shot. And I still claim bragging rights.

So, there!

(Ducking and running)

cma g21 said...

It seems they might also be also factoring in race and gender.

I think Adrian nailed it:

"IMnsHO, the only ignorant bugger is the guy who designed the scoring methodology."

Brian J. said...

Man, I am the dumbest. Because the "start" button didn't change the cursor to the click hand in Firefox, I clicked on an ad the first time I ran through it and ended up taking another test that had pages and pages of opt-ins.

And then I missed one the second time I tried, and succeeded, in taking the test you linked to.

Kristopher said...

I'll take a score of zero, for not bothering with the silly thing.

Anonymous said...

Apparently time is a factor, as my 25/25 just came up as "smarter than 99.4%". I also noticed several misspellings and grammatical errors in the questions.

farmist

Retro said...

Yea I wondered why they needed your gender too.

Also, the damnthing is USA-centric. Fine for you folks, but I don't particularly care which of Reagan, Nixon, or who it all was has died, will die, or when they died (OK, take this sentence out and shoot it).

Also, I spent too much time trying to figure out where the trick in the question was before figuring out there was no trick.