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Friday, 21 March 2014

Friday's Smiles - and it is a test!

This is my contribution to Wipso's Friday smiles for this week. I have been going through a load of old files on the computer and came across this one, an old one, but a gem.


Below are four questions and a bonus question. You have to answer them instantly. You can’t take your time, answer all of them immediately.  Try not to cheat.  It is more fun to do it properly.

Let’s find out how clever you really are...

Ready Go..

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

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.

2.    If you overtake the last person you are...?

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?

Next very tricky arithmetic! Note This must be done in your head only. Do NOT use a calculator or paper and pen

3.    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?

Did you get 5000? The correct answer is 4100.

If you don’t believe it check it with a calculator. Today is definitely not your day is it?

Last question

Mary’s father has five daughters: Nana, Nene, Nini, Nono what is the name of the fifth daughter?

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 wants?

He just has to open his mouth and ask...

It’s really very simple.... Like you!

Oh yes, I got them all wrong, and I had read them before, so what does that say about my brain power?


Lunch Lady Jan said...

Oh, I fell into the great traps too!!! Lol :-) xx

Annie said...

I'm pleased to say my mind is still ok :-) I got then all right....but I had read them before :-)
Thanks for the chuckle.
Annie x

Hettie said...

Very funny Maggie. Funny how we may read these more than once and still get some wrong!
Happy Friday.

Twiglet said...

Oh my sister is such a clever clogs! I got em all wrong!!! Thanks for the giggle x Jo

BumbleVee said...

hahahha... that does it ...I should be committed.!!! Although, I was close on the numbers....I said 4000, ..to nobody but myself of course...I always talk to myself......

Caro said...

OK...so call me stupid but I still don't get the maths one! I managed to avoid the traps for the others. Thanks for the smile. Caro x (#8)

Bleubeard and Elizabeth said...

I've never seen this before, but I got them all correct. I'm a math major and a statistician, so that could be why. Of course, I adore the "answers." That was the funny part. Have a super weekend.

Judys Fabrications said...

Oh dear there's obviously No Hope for me!! hehe.Love this.Hope you don't mind me forwarding this!
I'm having a little giveaway on my post for this week.

mamapez5 said...

that was fun. I used to teach maths, so I could do the number one, but I am not so good at the logic ones. The main thing is, it made me smile!
Kate x

Elizabeth said...

Hi Maggie, have to confess that the first one tripped me up but I learned from that and read the other questions very carefully before answering :) Thanks for the chuckle. Elizabeth xx

Linda Simpson said...

LOL, I got one wrong ;) It sure made me chuckle though! Sorry to have missed you at the NEC, maybe next time.
Linda xxx

Andrea said...

LOL and I though I was bright !...not did make me chuckle will use some of them on the hubbie andrea x