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    Tom Herman = Mensa

    Read where he is a menber of Mensa. For Christmas I received a Mensa Desk Calendar. Each day includes a a question and answer that is "mensa like" in nature. So far, three days into the year, I am 0 for 3, but I won't give up.

    To commerate Herman's hire, and just for fun, following is the question/puzzle of Jan 2, give it a try. Answer to follow:

    Fill in the blanks to complete the 14-letter word below.

    H_ _ _ A_ _ER_ _N_C

    GOOD LUCK!



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    Re: Tom Herman = Mensa

    Hypoallergenic??



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    Re: Tom Herman = Mensa

    Quote Originally Posted by isucyfan View Post
    Hypoallergenic??

    Man, you are good. Or maybe I'm just average.

    You win a cookie!!



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    Re: Tom Herman = Mensa

    We should call him Mensa. I think I read a few Rice boards calling him by that name, so we should carry on the tradition.



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    Re: Tom Herman = Mensa

    Quote Originally Posted by cyowa View Post
    Man, you are good. Or maybe I'm just average.

    You win a cookie!!
    Yay!!

    I'm a self-professed word nerd/cruciverbalist. It's kind of a curse.



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    Re: Tom Herman = Mensa

    Quote Originally Posted by isucyfan View Post
    Yay!!

    I'm a self-professed word nerd/cruciverbalist. It's kind of a curse.
    Is that why you're so punny?



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    Re: Tom Herman = Mensa

    Quote Originally Posted by isucyfan View Post
    Yay!!

    I'm a self-professed word nerd/cruciverbalist. It's kind of a curse.

    cruciverbalist? Oh, yeah, I use that word everyday.



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    Re: Tom Herman = Mensa

    Quote Originally Posted by CrossCyed View Post
    Is that why you're so punny?
    Exactly. Mensans are known for their bad puns.

    I bet Herman throws them in his film sessions left and right.



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    Re: Tom Herman = Mensa

    Okay, I've never heard of this group?

    What's it take to get in and what does it really mean?

    I've heard of Rhoads Scholars, and some of the other groups like Gamma Phi, etc etc, but not this one.



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    Re: Tom Herman = Mensa

    Quote Originally Posted by Bobber View Post
    Okay, I've never heard of this group?

    What's it take to get in and what does it really mean?

    I've heard of Rhoads Scholars, and some of the other groups like Gamma Phi, etc etc, but not this one.
    It's just a group that touts itself as a "High IQ" society. You have to have an IQ in the top 2% of society to get in. You can get in through certain standardized test results, or take Mensa's own test.

    They have social gatherings where the wild and crazy nerds congregate, and conventions as well.



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    Re: Tom Herman = Mensa

    All Rhoads asst. seem to be pretty bright people. this guy is no exception. thats great. i hope its 5 years of masterminds learning from each other only become brighter. more importantly the big 12 conf. title. once again excited about a hire and even more excited for the next. !!!



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    Re: Tom Herman = Mensa

    "Bunt. B-U-N-T, in perfect cursive. Any more brain busters?"

    I want to know what the other 2 questions were that you couldn't answer.



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    Re: Tom Herman = Mensa

    Quote Originally Posted by isucyfan View Post
    Exactly. Mensans are known for their bad puns.

    I bet Herman throws them in his film sessions left and right.

    This is going to sound terribly stereotypical, but what is the over/under on players that will get those?


    Last edited by spanny; 01-04-2009 at 02:07 PM. Reason: my poor spelling

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    Re: Tom Herman = Mensa

    Quote Originally Posted by spanny View Post
    This is going to sound terribly stereotypical, but what is the over/under on players that will get those?
    Sometimes it's better if people don't get them.

    I get chastised for my terrible puns here. (Although I mostly do them knowing how terrible they are. That's what makes them funny to me.)



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    Re: Tom Herman = Mensa

    Quote Originally Posted by Jarrods79 View Post
    "Bunt. B-U-N-T, in perfect cursive. Any more brain busters?"

    I want to know what the other 2 questions were that you couldn't answer.
    Rizzuto.



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