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Geck-o-Lizard
05-11-06, 18:00
Below are four (4) questions and a bonus question. You have to answer them instantly. You can't take your time, answer all of them immediately. OK?

Let's find out just how clever you really
are. ;)


Ready? GO!!! (Scroll down)




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 in the next question.

To answer the second question, don't
take as
much time as you took for
the
first question.







Second Question:

If you overtake the last person, then you
are...?

























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 math! 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.


Don't believe it? Check with your
calculator! Today
is definitely not
your
day. Maybe you will get the last question
right?





Fourth Question:





Mary's father has five daughters: 1. Nana,
2. Nene,
3. Nini, 4. Nono.

What is the name of the fifth daughter?













Answer: Nunu?







NO! Of course not.

Her name is Mary. Read the question
again







Okay, now the bonus round:

There is a mute person who wants to buy
a
toothbrush. By imitating the
action of brushing one's teeth he
successfully
expresses himself to the
shopkeeper and the purchase is done.



Now if there is a blind man who wishes to
buy a
pair of sunglasses, how
should he express himself?













He just has to open his mouth and ask, so
simple.

jarhead
05-11-06, 18:03
I got all those right

I had already seen the first 3 and the others are quite easy......as you know they are trying to catch you out :D

CuteKittenlol
05-11-06, 18:03
LOL :D

I got the third question right

SpongeBob Lover
05-11-06, 18:05
i got all of them wrong :o :o

viper456
05-11-06, 18:07
Gecko i hate you, my self confidence is like in minus figures now LMAO :vlol:

Angelx14
05-11-06, 18:10
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?


The correct answer is actually 4100.


lol, at one moment I really thought it's 5000, but now I counted it correctly and really, it's 4100. O.O Very clever.:D
LOL at them all.:D
I answered at 1st one correct.:D

FourBalls
05-11-06, 18:11
Haha...Tricky questions XD
I got 3 of them right though :)

Ada the Mental
05-11-06, 18:12
Damn!I only got right the fourth and fifth question!I feel that my IQ dropped 10 points!:vlol:

Apofiss
05-11-06, 18:14
Fascinating, someone here just got the bonus question lol :vlol: ..not me XD

Jacob x5
05-11-06, 18:25
I got them all right. I don't understand how you can get 5000 in the maths one. It's obviously 4100. Are you supposed to quickly think that 4090 + 10 = 5000?

Anubis_AF
05-11-06, 18:53
I saw question number 3 on Discovery channel.

PARANOIA
05-11-06, 18:55
I got all of them correct.

Titanium
05-11-06, 19:22
Got two of them right :D

Thorn
05-11-06, 19:27
I only missed the first one. :)

tombraider123
05-11-06, 19:47
I got them all wrong and for the last one, I did think Nunu aswell!

Lost_Soul
05-11-06, 19:55
Got all of them right except the first one...which was the easiest :rolleyes:

Mytly
05-11-06, 20:09
Got them all correct! :jmp:
Wow, those were good ones, though! :tmb:

Hybrid Soldier
05-11-06, 20:31
I got the first three correct! I can't believe i messed up on that math question though.

Bullethail
05-11-06, 20:37
I got three of them.

only Croft
05-11-06, 20:50
I thought I was smart.....




But after I wansered all of the questions correctly



I fell even smarter XD :D :tea:

Camera Obscura
05-11-06, 21:04
I feel bad, I got them all wrong. :(

Hypnosos
05-11-06, 21:18
I got 3/4 right. But I've heard them before. Not in the exact same situations and questions, but similar. On the bonus question I accidentally scrolled down to the answer. But if I hadn't, I would have got that one right as well.

Terminatorvs
05-11-06, 21:18
I already knew those questions a long time ago.
Here's another question: take a mechanical clock. Can you tell me how many times the hands of the clock will be in the exact same place if it starts out in 12 a. m. and finishes in 12 p. m. ? (don't count the 12 a. m. and 12 p. m.)






















If you guessed 11, you're wrong, the right answer is 10. Try it.

george_croft
05-11-06, 21:21
99% right :jmp: :yah: :ton: :jmp:

taika
05-11-06, 21:28
i only got number 1 right oh i'm a failure :vlol:

Rivendell
05-11-06, 21:37
I already knew those questions a long time ago.
Here's another question: take a mechanical clock. Can you tell me how many times the hands of the clock will be in the exact same place if it starts out in 12 a. m. and finishes in 12 p. m. ? (don't count the 12 a. m. and 12 p. m.)




If you guessed 11, you're wrong, the right answer is 10. Try it.


1= Five past one
2= Ten past two
3= Quater past three
4= Twenty past four
5= Twenty five past five
6= Half past six
7= Twenty five to seven
8= Twenty to eight
9= Quater to nine
10= Ten to Ten
11= Five to Eleven.

That's 11. :confused:

PARANOIA
05-11-06, 21:40
99% right


But there's only 5 questions. To get 99% right, you would have to answer 4 19/20ths of the questions correct. That's logically impossible.

only Croft
05-11-06, 21:50
1= Five past one
2= Ten past two
3= Quater past three
4= Twenty past four
5= Twenty five past five
6= Half past six
7= Twenty five to seven
8= Twenty to eight
9= Quater to nine
10= Ten to Ten
11= Five to Eleven.

That's 11. :confused:


Indeed. I don't get it

jarhead
05-11-06, 21:52
Indeed. I don't get it

Me neither

I dont even think I get the question...........so theres no hope for me on this one

Hurrah4Lara
05-11-06, 22:37
Hehe, great questions Geck-O. I got 1 and 2 wrong but then got more cautious and at least got the maths one right:D.

1= Five past one
2= Ten past two
3= Quater past three
4= Twenty past four
5= Twenty five past five
6= Half past six
7= Twenty five to seven
8= Twenty to eight
9= Quater to nine
10= Ten to Ten
11= Five to Eleven.

That's 11. :confused:

The answer is 10:jmp:! Terminatorvs is right:tmb: It is a pretty answer! For example, at half past six, the hour hand is not on the six. They overlap a little bit later.

The hour hand goes round once in those 12 hours.
Yet the minute hand goes round once in each hour.
So the minute hand goes at 12 times the speed of the hour hand.
So they overlap 12 times (the minute hand "overtakes" the hour hand 12 times).
But they start together and finish together at 12.
Terminatorvs said "don't count the 12 a. m. and 12 p. m."
So that leaves 10 times.
I tried it by winding my watch!:jmp:

H4L:wve: [Jessika]

Spitfire
06-11-06, 00:14
I got the 3rd 4th and 5th.
The math one was obvious they were trying to get you. The sisters was easy. And the bonus was easy. For some reason the places in the race had me confused and lost lol.

Ikas90
06-11-06, 01:49
I got 'em all right! See, I'm Smart!

Melonie Tomb Raider
06-11-06, 02:23
I got the first few right, but I fell for some of the tricks. :p

Autolycus
06-11-06, 11:18
I got all of them right, but i'm not boasting :ton:

ELEN
06-11-06, 11:40
LOL! :D That was great!! :p I got all of the wrong :D And I thought I would catch you with Nunu :cln: But I didn't think at all as you asked. I replied immediately. I'll pass them to my friends :D

Night Crawler
06-11-06, 13:12
I approached the questions with an attitude, thinking I could not possibly be outsmarted...


...and failed miserably. :o

Celephais
06-11-06, 13:28
I went down like The Hindenburg.

Lux veritata
06-11-06, 13:47
I got all right exept the second question.

Legend 4ever
06-11-06, 14:37
That was easy except the one with "last person"!

Legends
06-11-06, 14:42
:vlol: Amazing stuff :D but it annoys me.. cause I got them all wrong :p Nice!!

Terminatorvs
06-11-06, 15:33
1= Five past one
2= Ten past two
3= Quater past three
4= Twenty past four
5= Twenty five past five
6= Half past six
7= Twenty five to seven
8= Twenty to eight
9= Quater to nine
10= Ten to Ten
11= Five to Eleven.

That's 11. :confused:
First of all: you have to keep in mind, that both hands turn simultaneosly - the minute turns 6 degrees per minute, the hour - 0.5 dpm. It's not hard to see, that when it's 1 o'clock the hour hand is turned 30 degrees clockwise, 2 o'clock - 60 degrees and so on. So, if they both rotate simultaneously - one would have to "chase" the other.
The formula is simple:
V1*t=v2*t+H
V1 - minute speed = 6 dpm
V2 - hour speed = 0.5 dpm
t - time in minutes
H - the position of the hour hand [degrees]

It's easyer to show in pictures.

12-00-00
http://i89.photobucket.com/albums/k220/Terminatorvs/12-00-00.jpg
01-05-30
http://i89.photobucket.com/albums/k220/Terminatorvs/01-05-30.jpg
02-11-00
http://i89.photobucket.com/albums/k220/Terminatorvs/02-11-00.jpg
03-16-20
http://i89.photobucket.com/albums/k220/Terminatorvs/03-16-20.jpg
04-21-48
http://i89.photobucket.com/albums/k220/Terminatorvs/04-21-48.jpg
05-27-15
http://i89.photobucket.com/albums/k220/Terminatorvs/05-27-15.jpg
06-32-45
http://i89.photobucket.com/albums/k220/Terminatorvs/06-32-45.jpg
07-38-12
http://i89.photobucket.com/albums/k220/Terminatorvs/07-38-12.jpg
08-43-37
http://i89.photobucket.com/albums/k220/Terminatorvs/08-43-37.jpg
09-49-06
http://i89.photobucket.com/albums/k220/Terminatorvs/09-49-06.jpg
10-54-32
http://i89.photobucket.com/albums/k220/Terminatorvs/10-54-32.jpg
12-00-00
http://i89.photobucket.com/albums/k220/Terminatorvs/12-00-00.jpg
When it's 11-55-00 the hands don't meet, and a bit later - it's already 12-00-00

P. S. Try it out with your clock. :)

Lara Croft!
06-11-06, 18:26
the one about overtaking the last and the blind man got me...But I think I did good!

VonCroy360
06-11-06, 19:39
Two of them. :o
And i saw that Mary's father thing dozens of times and it still tricks me :hea: :o :D

Terminatorvs
06-11-06, 21:21
Another puzzle:
The doctor proscribed the patient to drink three pills. He has to drink only one pill at a time. The interval between taking the pills is half an hour. How much time will it take for a patient to drink all his pills.

Answer:
An hour - one now, second - in half an hour, third - in another half an hour.

PARANOIA
06-11-06, 21:51
One second. He can just down them all at once.

Terminatorvs
07-11-06, 17:15
One second. He can just down them all at once.
He has to drink only one pill at a time. The interval between taking the pills is half an hour. [/COLOR]
So it's an hour.

laracroft2122
07-11-06, 17:59
I got them all right

laracroft2122
07-11-06, 18:00
Another puzzle:
The doctor proscribed the patient to drink three pills. He has to drink only one pill at a time. The interval between taking the pills is half an hour. How much time will it take for a patient to drink all his pills.

Answer:
An hour - one now, second - in half an hour, third - in another half an hour.

I also got that one right