Superfreaky: your age in chocolate

Just received this in an e-mail today. It’s worth a minute but you’ll need a calculator unless you’re some kind of crazy mathematical genius.

How do they figure these things out???


Do the maths as you read the instructions
Don’t read the end until you have done all the calculations

1. How many times a week do you fancy eating chocolate?
(Choose between 1 and 9)

2. Multiply that number by 2

3. Add 5

4. Multiply by 50 – go on, get that calculator out!

5. If you have had your birthday in 2006, add 1756. If your birthday is still to come, add 1755.

6 Now take away the year you were born.

You should have a three digit number. The first is the number of time you fancy eating chocolate in a week.

The other two digits are …


PS – in an extraordinarily eerie coincidence, right after I wrote the title for this post, the “Superfreak” music video started playing on the TV… I’m scared now.


4 Responses to Superfreaky: your age in chocolate

  1. worked for me. freaky

  2. Mark says:

    Is that an algorithm or a logorithm? Or neither?

    To be honest I just wanted to use the words algorithm and logorithm. I don’t even know if I spelled them correctly. Mathematics is full of neat words. How satisfying is it to say Pythagoros, or Abacus, or Isosceles, or Hypotenuse, or Archimedes, or Tesselation, or Trigonometry?

    I once heard a not very well-known British soap actor rehearsing his lines and he had to say the word ‘Archimedes’. I often giggle to myself about having to correct him that it is pronounced ‘Ahr-kuh-mee-deez’ and not ‘Ahr-chemidees’.

    Hmm…this is one of those things that is pretty funny when I say it out loud, but not so much when written down. Maybe I’ll record a soundbyte with Goooooooders’ assistance and post it on here. Or maybe not.


  3. Pete says:

    Didn’t Ahr-chemidees used to pal around with So-crates?

  4. markandapril says:

    Ha ha ha…you totally get it!


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