A few mindbenders...

A few mindbenders...

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    A few mindbenders...

    FIRST QUESTION:

    YOU ARE A PARTICIPANT 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 IN SECOND PLACE!

    TRY TO DO BETTER NEXT TIME.
    NOW ANSWER THE SECOND QUESTION,
    BUT DON'T TAKE AS MUCH TIME AS
    YOU TOOK FOR THE FIRST QUESTION, OK?




    SECOND QUESTION:
    IF YOU OVERTAKE THE LAST PERSON, THEN YOU ARE....?
    (SCROLL DOWN)




    ~~~~~~~~~~ ~~~~~~~~~~



    ANSWER: IF YOU ANSWERED THAT YOU ARE SECOND TO LAST, THEN YOU ARE.....
    WRONG AGAIN. TELL ME SUNSHINE, HOW CAN YOU OVERTAKE THE LAST PERSON??


    YOU'RE NOT VERY GOOD AT THIS, ARE YOU?

    THIRD QUESTION:
    VERY TRICKY ARITHMETIC! 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 THE CORRECT ANSWER.....




    ~~~~~~~~~~ ~~~~~~~~~~



    DID YOU GET 5000?

    THE CORRECT ANSWER IS ACTUALLY 4100..



    IF YOU DON'T BELIEVE IT, CHECK IT WITH A CALCULATOR!
    TODAY IS DEFINITELY NOT YOUR DAY, IS IT?

    MAYBE YOU'LL GET THE LAST QUESTION RIGHT.... MAYBE...

    FOURTH QUESTION:

    MARY'S FATHER HAS FIVE DAUGHTERS:
    NANA, 2. NENE, 3. NINI, 4. NONO, AND ???
    WHAT IS THE NAME OF THE FIFTH DAUGHTER?


    ~~~~~~~~~~ ~~~~~~~~~~




    DID YOU ANSWER NUNU? NO! OF COURSE IT ISN'T.
    HER NAME IS MARY! READ THE QUESTION AGAIN!



    OKAY, NOW THE BONUS ROUND,
    I.E., A FINAL CHANCE TO
    REDEEM YOURSELF:


    A MUTE PERSON GOES INTO A SHOP AND WANTS TO BUY A TOOTHBRUSH.
    BY IMITATING THE ACTION OF BRUSHING HIS TEETH HE
    SUCCESSFULLY EXPRESSES HIMSELF TO THE SHOPKEEPER AND THE PURCHASE IS DONE.
    NEXT, A BLIND MAN COMES INTO THE SHOP WHO WANTS TO BUY A
    PAIR OF SUNGLASSES; HOW DOES HE INDICATE WHAT HE WANTS?





    ~~~~~~~~~~ ~~~~~~~~~~




    IT'S REALLY VERY SIMPLE
    HE OPENS HIS MOUTH AND ASKS FOR IT...
    DOES YOUR EMPLOYER ACTUALLY PAY YOU TO THINK??
    IF SO DO NOT LET THEM SEE YOUR ANSWERS FOR THIS test!

    ~~~~~~~~~~ ~~~~~~~~~~

    PASS THIS ON TO FRUSTRATE THE
    SMART PEOPLE IN YOUR LIFE!
    HAVE A NICE DAY, ONE AND ALL.

    bosco


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    The answer to the second question assumes you are running in a straight line. You could, in fact, lap the last place person in a race.
    It is surely true that you can lead a horse to water but you can't make them drink. Nor can you make them grateful for your efforts.

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    agreed. I know they are suppose to be trick questions so I knew that wasn't the case.
    There is something about firing 4,200 thirty millimeter rounds/min that makes me feel all warm and fuzzy inside.

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    Quote Originally Posted by boscobeans View Post
    WRONG AGAIN. TELL ME SUNSHINE, HOW CAN YOU OVERTAKE THE LAST PERSON??
    You are First!

    Think NASCAR, Olympic Speed Skating... you put the "last person" a lap down.

    AND DON"T CALL ME SUNSHINE!

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    Here is a real mindbender


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    Quote Originally Posted by TheShadow View Post
    Here is a real mindbender

    Obama.
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    Quote Originally Posted by jumpwing View Post
    Obama.
    JC is Obama? Wow, I think the world will end soon.

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    I am wondering why I am not doing something productive...
    God so loved the world he gave his only son...
    Whoever believes in him will not perish but have everlasting life.
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    Quote Originally Posted by jumpwing View Post
    Obama.
    I thought it was Jerry Garcia
    Timid people sleep peacefully at night because rough men stand ready to do violence on their behalf.


    Molôn Labé!

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    A question if I may...... why does a blind man need to buy sunglasses???
    just a thought.....

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    YOU ARE A PARTICIPANT IN A RACE. YOU OVERTAKE
    THE SECOND PERSON. WHAT POSITION ARE YOU IN?
    First place.

    It comes down to definitions. Where I come from, races have a start and an end; "positions" refer to the places (ie, 1st place, 2nd place); and, "overtaking" means to come from a lower-ranked position into a higher-ranked position, irrespective of physical location on the course.

    Thus, with two people in a race, to "overtake the second person" means one thing, by definition: to take over the first-place position in the race.


    IF YOU OVERTAKE THE LAST PERSON, THEN YOU ARE....?
    Cannot happen.

    With the same basic definitions, in a two-person race it is not possible to overtake the last position (place). One can fall back into it, or that last-place person can forfeit or otherwise exit the race, but that's not an overtaking of that place. Neither is passing a person one has previously been ahead of, in terms of places. Positionally, if we were to change definitions, it's another question.


    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?
    5000 (incorrect).

    I erroneously counted up 5000 visually, the first time, instead of 4100. There is something about the layout of those lines that tricks the eye, I think. Though, the immediate double-check reading I performed counted 4100, at which time I essentially "checked off" each number as I counted it. That latter method is essentially what I do when tallying a set of numbers on the fly. I put a simple mark next to each number, to denote that I have already included it in the sum. A simple precaution, but it helps guard against these sorts of quickie calculation mistakes.
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    Holy Crap! just saw Jesus!! I have to go talk to my Priest now....
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    Quote Originally Posted by ccw9mm View Post
    First place.

    It comes down to definitions. Where I come from, races have a start and an end; "positions" refer to the places (ie, 1st place, 2nd place); and, "overtaking" means to come from a lower-ranked position into a higher-ranked position, irrespective of physical location on the course.

    Thus, with two people in a race, to "overtake the second person" means one thing, by definition: to take over the first-place position in the race.




    Cannot happen.

    With the same basic definitions, in a two-person race it is not possible to overtake the last position (place). One can fall back into it, or that last-place person can forfeit or otherwise exit the race, but that's not an overtaking of that place. Neither is passing a person one has previously been ahead of, in terms of places. Positionally, if we were to change definitions, it's another question.
    ........
    It should have been more correctly worded, "you overtake the second place person." Then you would be in second place.

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