By John Farndon
'What occurs if I drop an ant'? 'What books are undesirable for you'? 'What percent of the world's water is contained in a cow'? The Oxbridge undergraduate interviews are notorious for his or her designated methods of assessing applicants, and from those unusual enquiries, professors can inform simply how clever you actually are. John Farndon has accrued jointly seventy five of the main exciting questions taken from genuine admission interviews and provides complete solutions to every, taking the reader during the interesting histories, philosophies, sciences and humanities that underlie every one challenge. it is a e-book for everybody who loves to imagine they're shrewdpermanent, or who thinks they'd prefer to be shrewdpermanent. And cleverness is not only figuring out stuff, it's how laterally, deeply and curiously you could bend your mind. Guesstimating the inhabitants of Croydon, for instance, opens a series of inspiration from that you could expect the power of a nuclear bomb ...and that's just the beginning of it.
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His cousin is a wealthy businessman. "Well, my advice to you is the same as I gave my daughter, Marlene, when she asked me what she should wear on her wedding night – a long bri-nylon nightie or a short skimpy baby-doll nightie. It doesn't matter what you wear. " * A man and woman walked into a bank with a large sack of coins. " asks the bankteller. "No," came the reply. " * "It's no good, sir," said the DSS man to his interviewee. " * A rich couple lost all their money, and were trying to think of ways to restore their fortunes.
No, second. The first time I didn't know he had so much money. * At a party to celebrate her 21st birthday, the daughter put all her presents on display including a cheque from her father to buy a new car. During the evening the guests would wander over to take a look at the presents and on one occasion a man was standing at the table looking at the cheque, doubled up with laughter. " * The rich and elegant old woman stopped to reverse her Rolls into the only free parking space. But as she was slowly backing in, a young girl in a nifty little sports car came up behind her and nipped into the parking space ahead of her.
For the fifth time that week, Jane had arrived home at two in the morning looking very dishevelled. Her parents knew she had an exciting new boyfriend, but her appearance was causing them great concern. "Janey, Janey," they said the next morning, "this new boyfriend – what's he like? " Dad asks his son. "OK," he replies. " "Really? " "Masturbation," says the boy. " "No, Dad," corrects the boy. "A mouthful is a blow job. " * While his mother was in the kitchen cooking dinner, her young son was playing with his toy garage.
Do You Think You're Clever? by John Farndon