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A few days ago, I was perusing an April 1973
edition of Popular Mechanics magazine, when I ran across the following
full-page ad with a U.S. Air Force enlistment aptitude test. Take the test, and if you get the same
answers as the geniuses that created the ad, you're a shoe-in for a great career
in the USAF! Uncle Sam wants you, bay-bee.
I did the first two tests and got what they got for answers. Then I took the
third test - the one with the little folded house - and was shocked at what I found.
You take the three tests, and see if you think something is amiss with the last
one. Look way down at the bottom of the page for my conclusion.
(copyright 1973, Popular Mechanics)
Hopefully, you did not arrive at answer "B" as the advertisement would suggest.
In fact, the unfolded cut-out cannot possible create any of the four houses shown
for at least two reasons. First, there are no dashed fold lines at the vertical
junctions between the ends and sides of the buildings, so obviously folding is not
allowed there. Second, the width of the folded area that is supposed to cover the
bottom of the house is not great enough to span the entire bottom.
Those two idiosyncrasies aside, "C" is clearly the closest answer. "B" could
not possibly be correct. I ran this by a couple other people just to make sure I
wasn't crazy (or stupid). Just to make sure, I actually printed out the shape and
folded it so as to construct the house.
This looks like house "C"
Note the insufficient width for the bottom
Posted November 19, 2020
(updated from original post on 1/2/2009)