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???

“YOUR AGE IN CHOCOLATE”

DO NOT GO STRAIGHT TO THE END …
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 …

YOUR AGE!!!

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.

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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.

    Mark.

  3. Pete says:

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

  4. markandapril says:

    Ha ha ha…you totally get it!

    Mark.

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