Monday, July 03, 2006

chocolate math

After all the stress from the World Cup matches over the weekend I need a quiet start of the week. So I am going to be lazy posting what I saw at Dave's , which is just amazing!

YOUR AGE BY CHOCOLATE MATHS

DON'T CHEAT BY SCROLLING DOWN FIRST!
It takes less than a minute .
Work this out as you read ...
Be sure you don't read the bottom until you've worked it out!
This is not one of those waste of time things, it's fun.

1.First of all, pick the number of times a week that you would like to have chocolate (more than once but less than 10)

2.Multiply this number by 2 (just to be bold)

3.Add 5

4.Multiply it by 50 -- I'll wait while you get the calculator :-)

5.If you have already had your birthday this year add 1756 .......
If you haven't, add 1755.

6.Now subtract the four digit year that you were born. You should have a three digit number.

The first digit of this was your original number (I.e., how many times you want to have chocolate each week).

The next two numbers are

YOUR AGE! (OH, YES, it is!!!!!)

This is the only year (2006) it will ever work, so spread it around while it lasts !!!

22 comments:

  1. Hi Mar...Thanks for the visit...I will be showing pics in a day or two, though I put up photo's of the Balloons!

    I saw this at Dave's and I too found it absolutely amazing!!!!

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  2. whoa lets hear it for chocolate

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  3. Ok, that is really cool!!! I think I will have to share that!!

    Stopping by to say Hello, Michele sent me!!

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  4. I love stuff like this! Here from Michele's.

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  5. what a great number 421 is... :D

    Thanks for that, i love clever stuff that people try and 'out smart' but well... you just cant!

    Here Via Michele's today... thanks very muchly!

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  6. wow, that is cool.

    thanks for stopping by and leaving kind words!! means alot to me :)

    take care

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  7. yeh you were right. It does show your age. This is awesome.

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  8. I just woke up. My head is fuzzy, and my fingers aren't typing so well. So I do this thing in my head, then double-check it with the calculator. And I'm freaked. How neat is that!

    Thanks for sharing this. Chocolate is definitely the best thing in the world!

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  9. OMG, i will have to steal this and post about it tomorrow :) 530 was the number and it was spot on!
    how anyone survives without coffee and chocolate, i don't know...
    btw, did not make it to Hamburg this weekend! SOB!!! but will take pictures and post them when we do. thanks for the info:

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  10. Very cool. And I'm glad someone else is thinking about the tour. :) hehe along with the world cup that is...

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  11. omg, i just saw the news about the train derailment in spain...so sorry, sounds like quite a few dead from this. i hope you're ok!!!!

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  12. Simply amazing. Can't figure out how they do it.

    Happy Monday!

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  13. Killired: thanks for your comment. The accident was in the Valencia subway, 3 hours south of Barcelona, more than 30 are dead...

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  14. Chocolate math is fun, but it didn't make me 29 again!!
    LBC

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  15. I've seen things like this before - but that work anytime. I've never seen THIS one before! It's AMAZING! But honestly... I would really rather have chocolate MORE than 10 times a week!

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  16. These things boggle my mind! I took it and it came out right! It's like a cool magic trick!

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  17. Since I am mathematically challened, I somehow came out already having had my birthday this year. But it was right on everything else.

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  18. yah, I said I was going to share it :)

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  19. I knew chocolate was amazing!!!

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  20. This was fun. And yes I did have to pull out paper and pencil to do some of the math!! Cute! I need to go get some of that chocolate!

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  21. That was very fun but it seems to be confused about my age...lol.

    Take care,
    Connie

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  22. Ahh...I wonder how that kinda stuff works!?! I'm kind of ashamed of the first number (# of times a week I want chocolate) LOL

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