Pop Quiz

Because I have no photos to upload (dammit–they’re *so* all up in my camera) in honor of Chip’s Day in the Life Challenge, I give you this, stolen from PARF:

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?
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.
Second Question: If 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 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?
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?
Fourth Question: Mary’s father has five daughters: 1. Nana, 2. Nene, 3. Nini, 4. Nono. What is the name of the fifth daughter?
Answer: Nunu?
NO! Of course not. Her name is Mary. Read the question again…

Yeah. That’s all good fun. Damn, I wish I’d been able to contribute good photos (read: any photos) to the cause.
Good news: had a kick-ass meeting for the film I’m casting AND a rockstar dinner with the leads in a film I cast earlier this year (yeah, they’re dating now… I’d say that means I’m pretty damn good at spotting chemistry and casting romantic leads). Yippee!

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1 Comment

  1. LouisaB November 5, 2005 at 1:04 am

    That question three is going to drive me completely mad now. I did it in my head goodness knows how many times and three times on a calculator and I still have no clue how that works. Oh and I got two of the others right – too early in the morning for me to be using my brain I think.