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Friday, December 30, 2005

Jon's MENSA Question of the Day

--posted by JRJ on 12/30/2005

It's a mistake to hire amateurs, as the archaeologist found to his great distress. One of his new staff came running in one day, all excited. He had just paid a local a great deal of money for an extremely valuable coin. As he said, "I've never seen one like this before, and I've been looking in museums for thirty years. It's a genuine Egyptian coin marked 100 B.C. - solid gold!" The director of the expedition sighed wearily and fired him. Why?

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Blogger Douglas said...

Duuh...nobody knew it was 100 B.C when it was 100 B.C, so they couldn't have made a coin marked that way.

December 30, 2005  
Blogger Erik said...

That was one of the weaker questions. MENSA must be off-shoring question choice.

Douglas,
I think the fact that it was marked in English would be a problem as well.

December 30, 2005  
Blogger ben said...

wasnt egypt part of the roman empire back then anyway...?

October 03, 2011  

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