Below are four questions: You have to answer them instantly. You can’t take your time, answer all of them immediately.Let’s find out 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, you take his place, so you are second!
Try not to mess up next time. Now answer the second question, but don’t take as much time as you took for the first one, ok?
Second question: If you overtake the last person then you are?
Answer: If you answered that you are the second to last, then you are wrong again. Tell me, how can you overtake the last person? You are not very good at this, are you?
Third question: Very tricky arithmetic! Note: This must be done in your head only. Do not use paper and pencil or 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.
If you don’t believe it, check it with a calculator! Today is not really your day, is it? Maybe you’ll 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?
Did you answer Nunu? No! Of course it isn’t. Her name is Mary. Read the question again!
Okay, now the bonus round.