Saturday, February 2, 2008

How many brain cells are currently functioning

My pal sent me this in an e-mail.

First Question:

You are participating in a race. You overtake the
second person. What position are you in?


Answer: If you answered that you are first, then you
are absolutely wrong! If you overtake the second
person and you take his place, you are second!

Try not to screw up next time. Now answer the second
question, but don't take as much time as you took
for the first question, OK?

Second Question:
If you overtake the last person, then you are...?
(scroll down)


Answer: If you answered that you are second to last,
then you are wrong again. Tell me, how can you
overtake the LAST person?

You're not very good at this, are you?

Third Question:
Very tricky arithmetic! Note: This must be done in
your head only. Do NOT use paper and pencil or a
calculator. Try it.

Take 1000 and add 40 to it.. Now add another 1000 .
Now add 30. Add another 1000. Now add 20. Now add
another 1000.. Now add 10. What is the total?

Scroll down for answer.....


Did you get 5000?

The correct answer is actually 4100.

If you don't believe it, check it with a calculator!
Today is definitely not your day, is it? Maybe
you'll get the last question right... Maybe.

Fourth Question:

Mary's father has five daughters: 1. Nana, 2. Nene,
3. Nini, 4. Nono. What is the name of the fifth


Did you Answer Nunu? NO! Of course it isn't.
Her name is Mary. Read the question again!

Okay, now the bonus round:

A mute person goes into a shop and wants to buy a
toothbrush. By imitating the action of brushing his
teeth he successfully expresses himself to the
shopkeeper and the purchase is done.
Next, a blind man comes into the shop who wants to
buy a pair of sunglasses; how does HE indicate what he


He just has to open his mouth and ask...
It's really very simple.

Have a nice day everyone.

What are friends for! Cheers Mickie! I was going to link to your facebook thingummy do dah but I couldn't work out if you were private or not.


Robin said...

Damn. You got me on every one.

riseoutofme said...

Failed miserably.


bluemountainsmary said...

The only one I could think straight enough about answering was the Mary one.

Of course!

Mrs. C said...

LOL had to steal this one for my blog... thanks for the laugh!

buffalodickdy said...

Maddy- You have some sort of virus on your blog- every time I visit, my computer says to shut down... love you dearly, but check this out, please!

Joeymom said...

I kept getting the questions right. Once again, I am proven a nerd. :(

Suzy said...

You are killing me....

See, I like the ones where I don't have to think.

Just reading your posts about your life fascinates me...

Love you.


The Anti-Wife said...


frog ponds rock... said...

thankyou thankyou thankyou thankyou

hehehehehehehehehhehehe I got every single one wrong..

I am so going to pinch that....

cheers Kim...

Danni said...

I got them all right. They're very logical.

(My answer to the passing the person in last position was it's impossible!)