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Wednesday, June 21, 2006

Philly Brain Power Test 

Recently, a national survey found that Philadelphia trails most other major cities in having advanced degrees. Hah! Book learning ain't everything. Here's your chance to prove just how "Philly smart" you are.

How much dirt is in a pothole 3 feet wide by 3 feet deep?

Why isn't it legal in Philadelphia for a man to marry his widow's sister?

A vendor with 127 pretzels sells all but 9. How many does he have left?

What word does nearly everyone in Philly pronounce wrong?

How many years has William Penn been on top of City Hall?

How many stars and how many stripes did Dolly Madison sew on the first flag?

A South Jersey farmer has 2 haystacks in one field, and 3 in another field, and combines into one big pile. Now how many haystacks does he have?

How many outs are in one complete inning of a Phillies game?

If the Declaration of Independence was written in 1776, what year does the famous phrase "Four score and seven years ago" refer to?

When did Ben Franklin invent electricity?

If you cut a Geno's cheesesteak in half, and cut each half in half, how many halves would you have?

What do the English call their Fourth of July?

YOUR SCORE
6 or fewer right: You had help, didn't you?
7 to 12 right: Yo! Good for youse.
13 or more right: Sure you can count?


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