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08-13-2003, 11:45 PM
Are you the weakest link?
Below are four (4) questions. You have to answer them instantly. You can't take your time, answer all of them immediately. OK? Let's find out just how clever you really are.



First Question:
You are participating in a race. You overtake the second person. What position are you in?

08-13-2003, 11:47 PM
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 second! Try not to screw up in the next question. To answer the second question, don't take as much time as you took for the first question. Second Question: If you overtake the last person, then you are...?

08-13-2003, 11:51 PM
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 very good at this are you?

Third Question: Very tricky math! 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?

[ 08-13-2003: Message edited by: Henri ]</p>

08-13-2003, 11:51 PM
Did you get 5000? The correct answer is actually 4100. Don't believe it? Check with your calculator! Today is definitely not your day. Maybe you will get the last question right?

Mary's father has five daughters: 1. Nana, 2. Nene, 3. Nini, 4. Nono. What is the name of the fifth daughter?

08-13-2003, 11:52 PM
Answer: Nunu? NO! Of course not. Her name is Mary.
Read the question again.

tony barnhill
08-14-2003, 09:41 AM
Oh, Henri....you're on a roll! Bubba's beware!

08-14-2003, 09:52 AM
Excellent! (I got them all wrong...time for more coffee)

racing girl
08-14-2003, 09:54 AM
... just go to Florida would you... graemlins/hammer.gif

3 out of 4, and no, I'm not telling which one I got wrong.. graemlins/blush.gif

I contend question 2.... if you LAPPED the last place person you would then be second from last!! This isn't the one I got wrong... it came to me in a flash of inspiration later... hence the edited post!

[ 08-14-2003: Message edited by: racing girl ]</p>

08-14-2003, 10:34 AM
on the second question you actually could be second to the last if he is very slow and has been lapped by the entire field, ending with you. graemlins/driving.gif That of course would mean I am driving the last car graemlins/crazy.gif

08-14-2003, 09:22 PM
OK, I'm an Engineer and a Trainer but I'm completely in the dark about the addition question! images/icons/shocked.gif It could be that since I'm at a Distance Education conference, maybe I'm brain dead! Anyone want to take a shot and give me a blinding flash of the obvious?!!! images/icons/confused.gif

08-15-2003, 06:11 AM

Its ok I understand MG guys are sometimes a little slow on the uptake. 40+30+20+10=100; 1000x4=4000; 4000+100=4100. Sometimes it takes a Triumph guy to figure out the hard math. Just joking MG guys aren't all that slow they just can't spell Morris Garage.

Cheers, graemlins/thirsty.gif graemlins/driving.gif

gene johnston
08-15-2003, 07:45 AM

Enjoyed the tease.


I couldn't resist making an entry behind yours.....
665/666 HA!


08-15-2003, 01:50 PM

I don't blame you I would have done the same. Whats it like having the mark of the beast?

Cheers, graemlins/thirsty.gif graemlins/driving.gif

08-15-2003, 04:49 PM
Jeez, the math one and the names one are the only ones I got right!

08-17-2003, 05:57 PM
Today I are an Engineer, Yesterday I couln't even spell it!

08-28-2003, 03:19 AM
Racing Girl wrote...3 out of 4, and no, I'm not telling which one I got wrong

I'm guessing the last one...probably because you weren't paying attention... images/icons/rolleyes.gif

I escaped from Florida...regardless... graemlins/crazyeyes.gif

08-28-2003, 07:14 AM
I guess this means the locals didn't feed you to an alligator? graemlins/cheers.gif

tony barnhill
08-28-2003, 09:42 AM
alligators tossed him back! graemlins/angel.gif graemlins/cheers.gif graemlins/devilgrin.gif

[ 08-28-2003: Message edited by: tony barnhill ]</p>

08-28-2003, 11:48 PM
I suspect that alligators have better tastes too! graemlins/crazyeyes.gif

tony barnhill
08-29-2003, 09:41 AM
Alligators taste good - I know that! So do frog legs! &, 'Mudbugs'!

Steven K.
08-29-2003, 10:33 AM
<blockquote><font size="1" face="Verdana, Arial">quote:</font><hr>Originally posted by tony barnhill:
Alligators taste good - I know that! So do frog legs! &, 'Mudbugs'!<hr></blockquote>- You forgot a Louisiana Delicacy: Nutria

09-02-2003, 02:03 AM
If I overtake the last person, then I am still in second place, as first place contender has probably already lapped the guy.. images/icons/wink.gif