Some years ago, there was a Mensa Convention in San Francisco ..
Mensa, as you know, is a national organization for people who have an
IQ of 140 or higher.
Several of the Mensa members went out for lunch at a local cafe.
When they sat down, one of them discovered that their salt shaker
contained pepper, and their pepper shaker was full of salt. How
could they swap the contents of the two bottles without spilling any,
and using only the implements at hand? Clearly this was a job
for Mensa minds.
The group debated the problem and presented ideas and finally, came up
with a brilliant solution involving a napkin, a straw, and an empty saucer.
They called the waitress over to dazzle her with their solution.
“Ma’am,” they said, “we couldn’t help but notice that the pepper
shaker contains salt and the salt shaker contains pepper “
But before they could finish the waitress interrupted them. “Oh, sorry about
that.” She leaned over the table, unscrewed the caps of both bottles, and
There was dead silence at the Mensa table.
This reminds me of modern Agriculture; solutions could be so simple, but we are using technology instead of WISDOM on the farm.