If you are up for a little easy math, give it a try. If your kids are old enough to do this math, have them do the calculations.
Unless you are a mathematician and can easily see some obvious (to you!) formula involved, I guarantee you will be astonished!!
IMPORTANT: DON’T CHEAT BY SCROLLING DOWN FIRST! I know, now that I have said this, everyone will WANT to scroll down, but it will diminish the surprise, so try and have a little will-power please!
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!
1. First of all, pick the number of times a week that you would like to go out to eat. (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
5. If you have already had your birthday this year add 1757
If you haven’t, add 1756.
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
(ie. how many times you want to go out to restaurants in a week.)
The next two numbers are:
YOUR AGE! (Oh YES, it is!!!!!)
According to the email, this is the only year (2007) that it will ever work. Any math wizards out there who would care to comment / explain this?
Thanks to morguefile.com and photographer Dave Wicks for this fun photo (visit his site: http://www.opticgroove.com).