‘The Mensa Convention’

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16th June,2023

According to American Mensa Society, the Latin word Mensa has several meanings: “mind,” “table” and “month.”

Mensa was created to serve as a round-table society for highly intelligent people to meet on a monthly basis.

There is only one criterion for membership in Mensa: Each member must possess a high IQ score at or above the 98th percentile on certain standardized IQ or other approved intelligence tests, such as the Stanford–Binet Intelligence Scales.

The minimum accepted score on the Stanford–Binet is 132, while for the Cattell it is 148.

During one of the Mensa conventions in San Francisco, Several of the Mensa members went out for lunch at a local cafe. When they sat down, one of them discovered that their salt shaker contained pepper, and their pepper shaker was full of salt.

How could they swap the contents of the two bottles without spilling any, and using only the implements at hand?

Clearly, this was a job for Mensa minds.

The group debated the problem and presented ideas and finally, came up with a brilliant solution involving a napkin, a straw, and an empty saucer.

They then called the waitress over, ready to dazzle her with their solution.

“Ma’am,” they said, “we couldn’t help but notice that the pepper shaker contains salt and the salt shaker contains pepper.

But before they could finish, the waitress interrupted & said.

“Oh, so sorry about that.”

She leaned over the table, unscrewed the caps of both bottles and switched them.

There was dead silence at the Mensa table.

For most of the problems there are simple solutions but it is our “Brilliant” minds that complicate every simple solution.

Take a relook at life, you will find we are stuck at non issues mostly!

And wherever there are so called ‘major’ issues there will be easy solutions.

Don’t complicate matters, find an easy solution & Stay Blessed forever!