Saturday, November 8, 2008


Haha, got this from an email from my friend! Found it pretty interesting, and so I'm sharing it here! :D Plus plus it's bilingual! Haha! Ok here goes.

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? 你參加賽跑,你追過最後一名,你是第幾名?
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. 很詭異的算術!這只能在腦中盤算。不要使用紙與筆或計算機,試試看。 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 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? 今天對你鐵定諸事不宜,或許最後一題你會對? 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 i! s 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 ! 好,現在是加分題。這題可稍稍解救﹝彌補﹞你!
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? 一個啞巴想買牙刷,他模仿刷牙的動作,成功的向店主表達,也完成了購買。現在如果一個瞎子想買一副太陽眼鏡,他要如何表達?
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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