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Sunday, August 31, 2014

And the Winners of Mensa Photo Cup (Philippines) 2014...

We've had ten entries from among Mensa Philippines' casual/amateur photographers community for this, our first annual (?) Mensa Photo Cup.

A big Thank You to our rapid response panel of judges, Chris, Leo, and GB. With no unanimous choices, it was tough to finally select the three that would find their way to the International leg of the Photo Cup. (GB, for one, wanted it on record that he doesn't necessarily agree with the final outcome.)

This year's theme for the international Mensa Photo Cup was "Beauty." As our judges noted, it was a rather broad theme that did not lend much parameters and delimiters to work with. Be that as it may, we thank the participants who did step up and tried their hand at coming up with images that fit this broad theme.

And so, without further ado, here they are!

3rd. Rangana-Kulayan, submitted by Evan James K. Carlos

2nd. Contemplate, submitted by Jeffrey C. Sorreda

1st. Empowered, submitted by Ava Angela V. Arugay

Congratulations to the people behind the three top entries! These will then move on to the international leg of the Mensa Photo Cup! Good luck to you all!

Thursday, August 14, 2014

Global Think Test 2014: Mensa + Kaspersky = up to $25,000!

Are you ready to pit your brains against some of the brightest people worldwide – and win $25,000?

Mensa has teamed up with internet security giant Kaspersky Lab to launch a new online quizzing portal which gives users chance to win cash and one of a range of monthly and one-off prizes, including a bat signed by Indian cricket legend Sachin Tendulkar and an all expenses paid trip to the Abu Dhabi Grand Prix.

The Global Think Test, at, is made up of a series of online brain games, quizzes and puzzles, specially created to let participants hone their combination, calculation skills and thinking abilities.
 Then, on September 6, quizzers from across the world can join in with Global Think Test Day, a worldwide online challenge which invites all participants to put their brainpower to the ultimate test and go head-to-head with the rivals around the world.
The player who gets the highest score in the quickest time will become the Kaspersky Global Think Test Champion and win the grand prize worth US $25,000 in cash. The name of the winner will be announced on September 7.

Mensa has provided scores of challenges, brain-teasers and IQ questions for the various challenges. Sachin Tendulkar, Kaspersky Lab brand ambassador, has his own puzzle Tendulko – based on Sudoku – with a signed bat offered to the winner.

And F1 giants Ferrari have been involved in developing games, puzzles and video tests for motorsports fans, with prizes including a signed pair of racing gloves from Felipe Massa and an all-expenses-paid trip to the Abu Dhabi Formula One Grand Prix.

Kaspersky has developed the Global Think Test to encourage internet users to be aware of their online security and to train their brains to be aware of scams and fake sites.

The new Kaspersky Internet Security – Multi-Device security solution is an easy, one-licence, multi-platform approach that protects virtually any combination of PCs, Macs, android smartphones and android tablets.

To start playing go to

There is more information about the Global Think Test on Twitter, Facebook and YouTube at Players can share their best moments with the hashtag #GTT.