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One Question IQ Test

From Chronowatch, “here’s a one-question IQ Test to help you decide how you should spend the rest of your day….”

A man who is mute wants to buy a toothbrush. By imitating the action of brushing one’s teeth, he successfully expresses himself to the shopkeeper and the purchase is done.

Now, if there is a blind man who wishes to buy a pair of sunglasses, how should he express himself?

Think about it first before looking below for the answer…









He opens his mouth and says, “I would like to buy a pair of sunglasses”.

If you got this wrong- please turn off your computer and call it a night.

guess it’s time for me to also power down…


23 Comments to “One Question IQ Test”

  1. Maurice del Prado | Guest

    My answer was a question: why would a blind man want to buy sunglasses? but I guess I failed the test… powering off

  2. reka | Guest

    i got it right!!!
    so? what’s next?????????

  3. Anis | Guest

    I was stumped. Interesting it was indeed.

  4. tola | Guest

    iq exam

  5. Ponguile | Guest

    Haha, I also thought the answer was “He wouldnt need glasses” but i failed it too..

  6. Sullivan | Guest

    I too thought that a blind man wouldn’t need glasses..

  7. Erica | Guest

    My first thought was “why would he even need sunglasses?”, so that prevented me from thinking further on it.

    I got it wrong. :/

    My mom did the same.

  8. amrita | Guest

    ROFL and nitez everyone

  9. ... | Guest

    Blind men might buy sunglasses to make it less obvious that their eyes didn’t work.

  10. Jeffrey S. Bargren | Guest

    The first time I read it,the answer to me was “all he had to do was “ask” for the pair of sunglases he wanted to purchase,pay for them,and then (suposedly) walk out the store the same (or simular) way he walked in……………and then I read it the second time and figured out that if I didn’t say it how I saw it the first time through,I would only confuse myself and be made to look like a fool,so,I stuck with my first preminition,and it turned out that I was right,amazing..!!

  11. esslaee | Guest

    No, but really, why does a blind man need sunglasses?

  12. bambino | Guest

    how does a blind man even know the difference between regular glasses and sungalsses look like, especially on him or other people? The media tends to deplicit blind people wearing sun glasses with those walking sticks often.

  13. Dan | Guest

    Yea, I thought it was a bit too easy. Who knows? Maybe I’m a genius. I doubt it though. To the people that wonder why blind people wear sunglasses. They do that because there are often physical anomalies related to the blindness, such as lazy eyes, scar tissue from an injury, among others. The sunglasses are an easy way to cover it up, and look cool at the same time.

  14. Karin | Guest

    Lots of blind people wear sunglasses to hide their eyes since their eyes tend to wander and can be distracting while conversating because they don’t focus on anything.

  15. Destiny | Guest

    I was stumped then right before I scrolled down, I had the answer.

  16. Stefan | Guest

    :) hehe…. took me 10 seconds…

  17. Edgar | Guest

    took me ’bout 5 seconds =)

  18. Mark | Guest

    I also thought he wouldn’t need sunglasses. Which prevented me from thinking any further. I thought the question was one of those trick questions that ask you something that wouldn’t make since if you thought about it, like; “An oprhan is trying to get to the other side of the street, where his parents are. How does he do it?” There is a condridiction, so you would say, “Orphans dont have parents.”
    THat’s what I was relating the question to.

    THats why these questions are retarded, because you could have said, “Blind people dont need glasses”, or “Ask To by the glasses”. Depending on the quiz.
    So it makes you think, what answer should I stick with?
    Instead of real tests which only have one real answer.

  19. Mariko | Guest

    My substitute teacher for Science asked a similar question. It’s very obvious now, but it’s a great question. :)

    “He asked for it”

  20. rsmg | Profile

    I got it right but not before thinking the “wrong way”, for at least 30 seconds. There are reams of jokes dependent on our brain’s tendencies to analogize incorrectly…

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