Einstein used numbers to prove many of his theories. Our Government is run on numbers. Our politicians make decisions and run campaigns on numbers.
We would all love BIG numbers when we look at out bank accounts. It is strange how numbers can be interpreted and managed. I got this one in an e-mail:
Your shoes can tell you your age, try this and see:
· 1. Take your shoe size.(only whole sizes)
· 2 . Multiply it by 5.
· 3. Add 50.
· 4. Multiply by 20 ...
· 5. Add 1012.
· 6. Subtract the year u were born…
· The first digit is your shoe size while the last 2 digits are your age..
If you didn't do that, it really doesn’t matter, a lot of folks shy away from numbers, that’s okay. Here is a simple one I used with teen agers:
Announce: You are going to pick a number and manipulate it in your head, so pick a simple number (or hard number) according to how good you are with mental gymnastics.
1. So go ahead pick a number, do not SAY it aloud. (It doesn’t matter but they do not now that.)
2. Add 100
3. Subtract 50
4. Now add 14.
5. Subtract your original number.(the key)
6. Divide by 8
7. Multiply by 2
8. Add 6
9. Subtract 1.
Of course you have 21 in the case above.
(The answer changes according to the amount of gyrations the magician can keep up with himself).
This is a simple ‘magic’ trick of misdirection. The audience is ‘NORMALLY’ so engrossed in the math they do not notice the magician has, oh so shrewdly, erased the origin a number from the equation, at this point every one has the exact same number in their head, no matter what number they started with. They have only the figures the magician has in his head.
Since this is simple thing, you must only add and subtract until you say “subtract your original number” (UP TO THAT POINT YOU CAN ONLY ADD OR SUBTRACT OR THE FORMULA WILL NOT WORK)
Once the original number is subtracted the performer can do anything add, subtract, divide or multiply, because the audience has only the numbers he has supplied.
I like numbers, I count steps, there are about 2000 steps in a mile. Taking my pulse I count the beats for ten seconds and multiply by 6.
SHERRY TELLS ME THIS FACT IS IMPORTANT. IF WE HAVE $253.25 IN THE BANK, I cannot spend $500.00. SHE IS SUCH A PARTY POOPER.
(I thought for sure as long as we had checks we could write one! LOL)
Thanks for stopping by the log. If you don’t like numbers, come back again. I won’t be using them again.
NEVER tell more than you know.
This is a Ford day. At Bings, ‘52 or ’53 at the pumps and the guys are leaning on a 1950.(I believe that is a push button door handle I see)