Friday, July 13, 2007

Your age by eating out...

Okay, I generally steer clear of circulating any/many of the gazzilions of emails that file their way into my post-box, but this DID freak me out.

From Wesla via the lovely Rita.

YOUR AGE BY EATING OUT

Don't tell me age; you might tell a falsehood, but your waiter may know!
YOUR AGE BY DINER & RESTAURANT MATH
This is pretty neat.
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 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. (i.e., How many times you
want to go out to restaurants in a week.)

The next two numbers are YOUR AGE !
(Oh YES, it is!!!)


THIS IS THE ONLY YEAR (2007) IT WILL EVER WORK, SO SPREAD IT
AROUNDWHILE IT LASTS



And it did work...
That's quite weird.

2 comments:

Neil said...

Can I be the Penn and Teller of number magic?

Go on. Can I?

When it says this will only work in 2007 that's true but only in a trivial sense. If you adjust the numbers it will work in any year.

MediumRob said...

Plus it won't work if you're over 100. I am not.