They say you learn something new every day.

I’ve been reading How Would you Move Mount Fiji, not because I want to work at Microsoft or have any job interviews coming up, but just because I find it quite interesting, and like the puzzles there.

I find the concept behind puzzle questions quite interesting. On one level, of course, they’re stupid. A lot of them depend on whether you’ve heard them before. They’re so hard, and you’re asked so few of them that your responses aren’t representative of your intelligence.

Of course, intelligence and “IQ” are difficult concepts. I don’t think your IQ really tells you much – beyond saying, “this is a clever person” or “this is a stupid person”. And you can probably tell that from talking to them. It’s not really clear what intelligence is either.

However, there are some things to be learnt from puzzles, such as challenging assumptions, ways of thinking and putting in effort. And really, these are skills that you need in your every day life. 

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