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Nesrin  Identity Verified
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May 4, 2007

The previous fun test reminded me of this one which I've seen on a kids' tv programme recently - and this one definitely works! I just checked it on the internet to get the numbers right:

- Think of any number from 1 to 10.

- When you have it, multiply it by 9.

- If it's a two-digit number, add them together.

- Now, subtract 5 from that number.

- Think of the letter in the alphabet that corresponds with the number ("1" is "A," "2" is "B," "3" is "C," and so on).

- Think of a country that starts with the letter.

- Think about the second letter in that country's name.

- Think of an animal who's name begins with that letter.

- Finally, think of the animal's color.


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It's grey, right?

[Edited at 2007-05-04 22:16]


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NancyLynn
Canada
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What colour is an egret? White, I think May 4, 2007

I guess I was supposed to think of an elephant

Very good riddle, Nesrin, I'd forgotten about it.

Nancy


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Erik Schoep
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It works in Dutch as well! May 4, 2007

I gave all the answers in Dutch and my animal was an "ezel" (donkey). Most "ezels" happen to be grey! Did anybody else get a grey animal in another language?

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NancyLynn
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It works in French, too May 4, 2007

Danemark; âne (also a donkey!)

Interesting!

Nancy


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Clarisa Moraña  Identity Verified
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A rat is grey, isn't it? May 5, 2007

It worked! How fun! I needed it in Friday night!
(I did in English, and I had troubles for findind an animal with "R").

Thanks

Clarisa


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Radica Schenck  Identity Verified
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need arbitrary help! :) May 5, 2007

in German it worked perfectly with "Elefant", then did it in Macedonian, and would you agree the hedgehog is grey, too?

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Andres & Leticia Enjuto  Identity Verified
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We did it... May 5, 2007

and I (Leticia) came up with Denmark, then elephant but my husband thought of Dinamarca, in Spanish and couldn´t find an animal with an "i".

Have a nice weekend!


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Radica Schenck  Identity Verified
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in Spanish and couldn´t find an animal with an "i". May 5, 2007

how about "iguana"?

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Cagdas Karatas  Identity Verified
Turkey
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Tested but not sure May 5, 2007

In Turkish (let's check together):

- Think of any number from 1 to 10. (6)

- When you have it, multiply it by 9. (54)

- If it's a two-digit number, add them together. (9)

- Now, subtract 5 from that number. (4)

- Think of the letter in the alphabet that corresponds with the number ("1" is "A," "2" is "B," "3" is "C," and so on) (Ç)

- Think of a country that starts with the letter. (ÇİN - China)

- Think about the second letter in that country's name. (İ)

- Think of an animal who's name begins with that letter. (İNEK - cow)

- Finally, think of the animal's color. (confused


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briski  Identity Verified
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in Italian..no way:( May 5, 2007

I also thought about Danimarca (strange most of the time it is the same country..!) but I thought a bee (ape)..which unfortunately isn't grey..:D

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Giovanna Graziani  Identity Verified
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Yes, in Italian it worked! May 5, 2007

I also thought of Danimarca and then asino (donkey). It's grey

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M. Anna Kańduła  Identity Verified
United Kingdom
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Is a fish grey? May 5, 2007

In Polish I ended up with "R" and "ryba" (fish). In Baltic fish are silver (grey?), but there are colourful fish elsewhere. So I'm not sure it worked


Anni


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Nesrin  Identity Verified
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Well, you ARE supposed to solve it in English! May 5, 2007



But it's interesting to see that some other languages lead to the same result!


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Cristina Popescu  Identity Verified
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Denmark for everyone May 5, 2007

I did the test in Romanian and ended up with a brown hedgehog. It's not that strange that it's Denmark for everyone, it's just basic math. If you multiply any one-digit number by nine and add the two digits of the result, the sum is always nine. By subtracting five, you end up with a country beginning with D. Now, it seems that Denmark is the country that everyone thinks about. I've checked and there are only four countries starting with D (in Romanian, at least): Denmark, Diego Garcia, Djibouti and Dominica. Now, in English there's also Dominican Republic.
So much for psychology.


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Angie Garbarino  Identity Verified
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It works in Italian too May 5, 2007

Danimarca > Asino (Donkey)



P.S in English > Elephant yesss!!


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