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The New Zealand Railways Magazine, Volume 10, Issue 12 (March 2, 1936)

Confounding the Wise Men

Confounding the Wise Men.

The following questions—part of a highly scientific intelligence test—are catch questions, supposed to be unanswerable until recently a bright young University of Iowa graduate confounded the scientists:

Q. 1. How long is a piece of string?

Q. 2. How far can a dog run into the woods?

A. 1. A piece of string is twice as long as the distance between its centre and eithèr end.

A. 2. A dog can run only halfway into the woods. After that he's running out of the woods.

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