## Wednesday, October 21, 2009

### Chocolate Math (SO COOL!)

First off, I have to say that this is courtesy of one of those chain emails my mum likes to send me, but sometimes she hits a home run.

This is called the Chocolate Calculator and it's super cool. Here is how it works. Don't read forwards and cheat!! Make sure to do the steps one by one-- you'll be glad you did!

Your age can be predicted by the amount of chocolate you eat in a week. How?

Step 1: Pick the number of times that you indulge in some Godiva Goodness or Hershey's Heaven per week. Sadly, it must be greater than once but fewer than 10 times. If you eat chocolate more than 10 times a week...well let's put it this way: If I ate chocolate more than 10 times a week, I would die. (Allergy).

Step 2: Multiply that number by 2. (Wishful thinking).

Step 3: Add 5 to the new number.

Step 4: Multiply that by 50. (Don't be ashamed for needing a calculator...except if you're one of those 10-time-a-week-ers, in which case, you are saying "Shame? What's that?").

Step 5: If you have already had your birthday this year (from January 2009 till now), add 1759. If your birthday is later this month, or in November or December of 2009, add 1758.

Step 6: Now subtract for that the four-digit (xxxx) year you were born.

You now have a three digit number. The first number is the amount of chocolate you eat per week...

... and the second two digits are your age!!!

2009 is the only year in which this will work.

Pretty neat, huh?