News, but not the serious kind
Can YOU pass the Budapest Test?
Blog Guy, I know you have a background in education. What is the most widely accepted test to identify people with extremely low IQs?
The standard practice is just to look for people who wear baseball caps backwards. It’s foolproof, so to speak.
There is the so-called Budapest Test, but it’s relatively new.
Tell me about it.
They gave cardboard boxes containing swimwear to 10,000 people and one orangutan, when it was 100 degrees outside under the relentless August sun.
Very interesting. Then what happened?
The 10,000 people opened the boxes, put on the swimsuits and squeezed themselves into a swimming pool, where all they could do was stand and sweat in a tepid mix of water and who knows what else. It was miserable.
And the orangutan?
He flattened the box to provide some nice shade, traded the swimsuit for an icy cold lemonade, and just sat in the grass. He had a grand old time.
So when will they know the results of the test?
Seriously? I’m sorry, I have some very bad news for you.
Top: An orangutan uses a cardboard box as a makeshift sun shelter in Budapest’s Zoo August 24, 2011. Temperatures reached 100 degrees Fahrenheit in Hungary.
Right: People are seen in a pool at the Palatinus outdoor spa in Budapest, August 24, 2011.
REUTERS photos by Bernadett Szabo