Now this is just freaky!
2010 is the only year that this will ever work. Be sure to calculated it out as you go.
1. First of all, pick the number of times a week that you would like to have chocolate (more than once but less than 10)
2. Multiply this number by 2 (just to be bold)
3. Add 5
4. Multiply it by 50 — I’ll wait while you get the calculator
5. If you have already had your birthday this year add 1760, if you haven’t, add 1759.
6. Now subtract the four digit year that you were born.
You should have a three digit number.
The first digit of this was your original number (i.e., how many times you want to have chocolate each week).
The next two numbers are…..
YOUR AGE! (Oh YES, it is!!!!!)
Dun! Dun! Dun!
Chocolate comes from the fermented, roasted, and ground beans of the cacao or cocoa tree. The word “Chocolate” comes form the Nahualt language of the Aztecs. The Nahualt word xocolatl means bitter water. The pre-Columbian peoples of the Americans drank chocolate mixed with vanilla, chile pepper, and achiote. Europeans sweetened it by adding sugar and milk and removing the chile pepper. They later created a process to make solid chocolate creating the modern chocolate bar. Although cocoa is originally from the Americas, today Western Africa produces almost two-thirds of the world´s cocoa, with Côte d´Ivoire growing almost half of it. Today, it is one of the most popular and recognizable flavors in the world. [source]
This will still work next year with 1761 and 1760
you can pick numbers higher than 9, it just wont be a three digit number but it will always end in the hundreds place as it is being multiplied by 100 (the 2 and the 50). That is the chocolate part.
if you pick “0” it becomes really unimpressive as (0+5)*50+1760=2010, or the age part.
Some salesman had me look at this because he knows I’m a math nerd. Sorry to pick this apart and poop on your blog but he left so I can’t vent on him. I know this was not your invention.
I really like the rest of your posts. You should have been bold and posted a picture of yourself flipping the bird on “The History Of The Middle Finger” though
Ha! Ha! Thanks Kjelstad – no problem venting on me. And you’re right, it was not my invention. 🙂