Thursday, April 15, 2010

Puzzling Friday Funny

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This week we've decided to go all out geeky and look at some mathematics and puzzles that will really sharpen your wits up.

All right for starters, here is a little warm up exercise in the form of a very tricky little riddle:

Now let's get into a bit of good old mathematics.

Here is a golden oldie from the early days of Television.

But it is still an absolute winner today.
Here it is, compliments of Abbot and Costello:

Here are a couple of consecutive kiddy-safe Maths Jokes:

Q: Why couldn't the blonde write the number ELEVEN ?
A: She didn't know what ONE came first...

And moving right along from the number 11, here is the number 12 along with its story:

The number twelve walks into a bar and asks the barman for a pint of beer.

"Sorry I can't serve you," states the barman.

"Why not?!" asks the number twelve, getting agitated, with some loud anger in his voice.

"Because You're under 18," replies the barman.

Time to add a bit of music into the mix.

What you Know about Math ?

Well this hip rapster minute and a half video will fill in all the gaps in your current knowledge.

And that was so good, we can't bear NOT to see the Part 2 Sequel, and so here it is:

Here is a challenging mathematical problem and its fascinating solution:

An Indian chief had three wives, each of whom was pregnant. The first gave birth to a boy. The chief was so elated he built her a teepee made of deer hide. A few days later, the second gave birth, also to a boy. The chief was very happy. He built her a teepee made of antelope hide. The third wife gave birth a few days later, but the chief kept the details a secret. He built this one a two story teepee, made out of a hippopotamus hide. The chief then challenged the tribe to guess what had occurred.

Many tried, unsuccessfully. Finally, one young brave declared that the third wife had given birth to twin boys.

"Correct," said the chief. "How did you figure it out?"

The warrior answered, "It's elementary. The value of the squaw of the hippopotamus is equal to the sons of the squaws of the other two hides."

Did you know that in Education Institutions they have "Special Maths" for Actors ?
Here is a basic three minute video about the current syllabus:

Now some people on TV are not actors, but merely everyday people trying to do some relative sizes maths.

Some people fail miserably at making such mathematical comparisons, as per this unfortunate contestant:

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Here is some real interesting Business Math that you would not have learned at High School:

Forget about Probability Theory, here is the real gin on the chances of a man ever winning an argument:

And finally, one more magical "Millionaire Moment" :

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Hope your week has not been too puzzling and added up to a good final result!

Big Passy Wasabi

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