Silly things intrigue me. I stumbled on this over at Amidst a tangled Web.
- Pick the number of times a week that you would like to have chocolate (more than once but less than 10)
- Multiply this number by 2 (just to be bold)
- Add 5
- Multiply it by 50
- If you have already had your birthday this year add 1756 .. If you have not, add 1755.
- Now subtract the four digit year that you were born.
You should now have a three digit number. The first digit of this was your original number (i.e., how many times you want to have chocolate each week). The next two numbers are your age! I’m not sure I want to understand the math behind this because, as Dan mentions:
…like magic tricks, they’re usually not nearly as impressive after you know how they work.