About Me

In writing the "About Me" portion of this blog I thought about the purpose of the blog - namely, preventing the growth of Socialism & stopping the Death Of Democracy in the American Republic & returning her to the "liberty to abundance" stage of our history. One word descriptions of people's philosophies or purposes are quite often inadequate. I feel that I am "liberal" meaning that I am broad minded, independent, generous, hospitable, & magnanimous. Under these terms "liberal" is a perfectly good word that has been corrupted over the years to mean the person is a left-winger or as Mark Levin more accurately wrote in his book "Liberty & Tyranny" a "statist" - someone looking for government or state control of society. I am certainly not that & have dedicated the blog to fighting this. I believe that I find what I am when I consider whether or not I am a "conservative" & specifically when I ask what is it that I am trying to conserve? It is the libertarian principles that America was founded upon & originally followed. That is the Return To Excellence that this blog is named for & is all about.

Monday, August 22, 2011

Forward March - Clockwise

Thanks to a subscriber to ReturnToExcellence.net for passing along this challenge from an orthopedic surgeon that follows the popular "Intelligence Test" of a few months ago that only one person that I know of scored 100% on (& he admitted he had seen @ least part of the test before).
Very simply lift your right foot off the floor and make clockwise circles.  Now, while doing this, draw the number '6' in the air with your right hand.
Your foot will change direction & start to move counterclockwise.
The original piece sent to me says there is nothing you can do about it.  But wait, I found this not to be true.  I thought outside the box & was able to move my right foot clockwise & draw the number "6" in the air with my right hand without my foot changing direction.  
Please offer your solution to this riddle if you find one & I will post it for all to see.  Alternately, if you cannot solve this seemingly perplexing riddle but would like to know my solution just let me know & I will explain how to do it privately.




  1. Easy solution. Instead of starting the no. 6 from the top, start the circular portion of the no. 6 from the top in a clockwise direction ending it at the top.

  2. ha - make the numeral 6 BACKWARDS! Cya soon

  3. It is possible. Most of us start writing the number "6" at the top and finishing with the circle. If you start your "6" with a clockwise circle and then finish by going up to the place that most of us start with it will work.

  4. Using the example below, I found it very easy by changing to left foot and draw the six with right hand no interruption in the foot rotation.