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Intelligence Test

Issue 9 and Volume 108.

Barry and Larry applied for jobs at a large power company and had to take an intelligence test.

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Both of them found the test a breeze, except they admitted to being stumped momentarily by the final question: “Name a 14-letter word for someone in charge of a plant.”

“How did you answer that last one?” Barry asked Larry. “I thought it was tough at first…then I thought of ‘superintendent.'”

“I think I got it right too,” Larry said. “But I wrote down ‘horticulturist.'”

Editor’s note: Corporate communications has evolved to the point where it seems the highest and most common use of e-mail is the dissemination of jokes and humor stories to business acquaintances around the world. Power Engineering has collected a number of such communications from many anonymous e-mail sources and will present them in this space for your enjoyment. We welcome your contributions of engineering, technology or business related humorous pieces to [email protected], but please do not send copyrighted material.