Wednesday, March 11, 2009


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

First Question: 第一題
You are participating in a race. You overtake the second place person.
What position are you in?
你參加賽跑,追過第 2 名,你是第幾名?

Answer: If you answered that you are first, then you are wrong! If you overtake the second place person, and you take their place, you are second!
解答: 如果你的回答是第 1 名,你就錯了!你如果追過第 2名,你只是取代那人的位置,你是第 2 名。

To answer the second question, don't take as much time as you took for the first question. 回答第 2 題,你不能使用與回答第 1 題相同的時間。

Second Question : 第二題
If you are in a race, and 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 having a good time at this! Are you?
解答: 如果你的回答是倒數第 2 名,你又錯了!告訴我,你怎能追過最後一名?顯然你並未樂在其中!

Very tricky maths! Note: This must be done in your head only. Do NOT use paper and pencil or a calculator. Try it.

Third Question: 第三題
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?
以 1000 加上 40 ,再加 1000 ,再加 30 ,再加 1000 ,現在加上 20 ,再加一次 1000 ,現在加上 10 ,總數是什麼?

Answer : Did you get 5000? The correct answer is actually 4100. Don't believe it? Check with your calculator!
解答: 得到 5000 是嗎?正確答案是 4100 ,不相信,用計算機查證吧!

Today is definitely not your day. Maybe you will get the last question right?

Fourth Question: 第四題

Mary's father has five daughters: 1. Nana, 2. Nene, 3. Nini, 4. Nono. What is the name of the fifth daughter?
Mary 的父親有 5 個女兒,第 1 個女兒 Nana , 第 2 個女兒 Nene , 第 3個女兒 Nini ,第 4 個女兒 Nono ,第 5 個女兒的名字是什麼?

Answer : Nunu? NO! Of course not. Her name is Mary. Read the question again!
解答: 答案是 Nunu 嗎?不!絕對不是,她的名字是 Mary ,請再讀一次問題!

Okay, now the bonus round. You can partially redeem yourself with this one !

Bonus Question 加分題 :
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?

Answer : He just has to open his mouth and ask. He's blind, not mute - so simple.
解答: 他只要張開嘴問即可。他是瞎子,不是啞巴。就這麼簡單!

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