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In the Computer Science Dept. at King’s College, University of London, students built a super computer that could carry on a conversation with anyone at their relative intelligence level.

All one had to do was type in their IQ, and the computer would begin the conversation.

So they thought they would test it out on several of the King’s faculty.

The first faculty member typed in his IQ of 187. A bunch of lights on the computer began flashing, and ot began a conversation with the scientist on the origins of the universe, mathematical proof of the existence of black holes, and existential philosophy.

The second faculty member then typed in an IQ of 179 and again lights lit up on the computer (not quite as many as the first faculty member, but . . . ) and it began a conversation with the scientist about molecular biology, brain surgery and international monetary policy.

When they tested it on the third faculty member, his finger slipped at the keyboard and typed in 73 instead of 173. Not much happened -- just one little light, it the upper right hand of the computer display, slowly dimmed then grew stronger, then dimmed . . . finally the computer said . . .

"So, how's the Harley running?"
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