Tuesday, December 30, 2008

Magic Trick

This bit of number play came to me in an email. Since we’re all in the holiday mindset, I thought I’d share the fun and let others enjoy the game. Print and bring out when there's a conversational lull at your New Year’s Eve gathering. It takes less than a minute to do, always works, and is sure to amaze.

Eating Out Age Calculator
1. Pick the number of times a week that you would like to go out to eat.It must be more than once but less than 10.

2.Multiply this number by 2

3. Add 5

4. Multiply it by 50.

5.If you have already had your birthday this year add 1758. If you haven't, add 1757.

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 - 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 (2008) IT WILL EVER WORK, SO SPREAD IT AROUND WHILE IT LASTS. (This is urban legend not fact but definitely adds to the wow factor).

If you're the type who simply must know how the rabbit gets in- and out- of the hat, go to Logic Nest to read an explanation for what makes this calculation accurate every time.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...


I hate math, but this rules