Calculate Age from Shoe Size m//

Find Age from Shoe Size
Find Age from Shoe Size

I saw the above image floating around in my facebook feed today and was quite amused at how people believe in such plain simple mathematical illusions. So as I was a bit free in office and found this problem to be pretty easy. I found the simple equation and the detailed explanation of the same and posted it as a comment on the post.

My Comment went like this:

Won’t work for the following cases:

1. Your shoe size is greater than 9
2. Your age is greater than 99

And yes it will only work in the year 2012 and not any other. For other years simply use the (birthYear- 1000) instead of 1012.

Also it is not just true for your shoe size but also for the number of nose, eyes, ears you have. Also it works for the current hour number if its less than 10. If its more than 10 then simply use the last 2 digits of the solution. Try it with your cloth sizes as well, just use the last 2 digits. Simple MATH =)

Also here is the full calculation:

Let shoe size be x
Then final number is {(5*(x)+50)*20 + 1012 - birthYear}
{= (100*x) + 2012 - birthYear}
{= X00 + (Your Age in 2012)}

PS: X00 means put 2 zeroes at the end of X.
Now since your age is mostly going to be a 2 digit number,
Hence, {X00 + (Your Age in 2012) = A number with last 2 digits equal to your age } .

Hence proved.

I hope people are more interested in enjoying the math behind these posts than just being amazed by the pointless magic. m//

Hoping to get some likes for my comment =D


Gurjati Amplifier – English Translation

Well recently there has been a Song by Imran Khan called Amplifier which has been making lots of waves all over the country. I have been loving that song and recently I got the Gujarati version this song. Which was pretty hilarious and also very entertaining .

You can listen to the song below:

So I was really liking this song and was able to get a few of its lyrics like Pani Puri wali etc. But I wanted a full english Translation of this so I asked one of my friends Rushab (yes he is Gujju) to do it for me. What he cam up with was super fun and gives the full essence of the song.

So here is the full Translation as given to me:

My uncle brought a new car for me.
It’s Skoda, and i like it’s glasses so much..
For this, I distributed sweets in whole of the town
Now it’s funn.(Have chalo jalsa)
I managed for a special no. for the number plate.
And i,ve got 007, the one of James Bond.
Come sit in my car, o girl
Then we will go, eat cake, in bakery,
(Buffer tu meri , meri; main tera amplifier)  ……x2
My car is calling you, o baby,
And the leather seats are so good, u see;
Let’s go and have some fun, o my girl
In this scorching heat, your sari’s getting wet..
You will get tanned standing in this sun..
My car is the one with Air Conditioner; O My  Dear,
Come sit in my car, o girl
Then we will go, eat cake, in bakery,
(Buffer tu meri , meri; main tera amplifier)  ……x2
Girl, i so much like you,
I own a panipuri stall,
Come on i will get you cheese butter wali panipuri,
and dahipuri for me…
Come sit in my car, o girl
Then we will go, eat cake, in bakery,
(Buffer tu meri , meri; main tera amplifier)  ……x4
I hope you all enjoy it =)
Share it with your friends. Music has no bounds and neither has fun.
Do post in your comments if you have a better translation =)
Listen to the Original Song here:

Lyrics Credits: Rushabh Sanghvi

Original Song: Amplifier – Imran Khan

Word Press Spell Checker and the American Influence

British English or American English? Carrying the colonial legacy of British, we mostly speak British English but there are more speakers of American English and over time our English is getting mixed up. T’s are disappearing in interested and extra t’s are appearing in party, color is winning over colour, defense over defence, center over centre, dialog over dialogue…the list is endless. The red lines below all these British spellings in the WP editor just show that WordPress is an American product. Variation in pronunciation doesn’t help the matter. Anyway, to keep things simple, we should stick to one form of English.

The 5 Minute MBA Course

I was reading the blog of my friend today when I came across this really interesting post about some basic life facts. I loved it so much that I am copying it as it is here on my own blog as well hope you all with get the morals of all the fables.

Lesson 1
An eagle was sitting on a tree resting, doing nothing. A small rabbit saw the eagle and asked him,
“Can I also sit like you and do nothing?”
The eagle answered: “Sure , why not.”
So, the rabbit sat on the ground below the eagle and rested. All of a
sudden, a fox appeared, jumped on the rabbit and ate it.
Moral of the story:
To be sitting and doing nothing, you must be sitting very, very high up.
Lesson 2
A turkey was chatting with a bull.
“I would love to be able to get to the top of that tree’ sighed the turkey, ‘but I haven’t got the energy.”
“Well, why don’t you nibble on some of my droppings?’ replied the bull. They’re packed with nutrients.”
The turkey pecked at a lump of dung, and found it actually gave him enough strength to reach the lowest branch of the tree.
The next day, after eating some more dung, he reached the second branch.
Finally after a fourth night, the turkey was proudly perched at the top of the tree.
He was promptly spotted by a farmer, who shot him out of the tree.
Moral of the story:
Bullshit might get you to the top, but it won’t keep you there.
Lesson 3
A sales rep, an administration clerk, and the manager are walking to lunch when they find an antique oil lamp.
They rub it and a Genie comes out.
The Genie says, ‘I’ll give each of you just one wish.’
‘Me first! Me first!’ says the admin clerk. ‘I want to be in the Bahamas , driving a speedboat, without a care in the world.’
Puff! She’s gone.
‘Me next! Me next!’ says the sales rep.. ‘I want to be in Hawaii , relaxing on the beach with my personal masseuse, an endless supply of Pina Coladas and the love of my life.’
Puff! He’s gone.
‘OK, you’re up,’ the Genie says to the manager…
The manager says, ‘I want those two back in the office after
Moral of the story:
Always let your boss have the first say.
Lesson 4
A man is getting into the shower just as his wife is finishing up her shower, when the doorbell rings.
The wife quickly wraps herself in a towel and runs downstairs.
When she opens the door, there stands Bob, the next-door neighbour.
Before she says a word, Bob says, ‘I’ll give you $800 to drop that towel.’
After thinking for a moment, the woman drops her towel and stands naked in front of Bob, after a few seconds, Bob hands her $800 and leaves.
The woman wraps back up in the towel and goes back upstairs.
When she gets to the bathroom, her husband asks, ‘Who was that?’
‘It was Bob the next door neighbour,’ she replies.
‘Great,’ the husband says, ‘did he say anything about the $800 he owes me?’
Moral of the story:
If you share critical information pertaining to credit and risk with your shareholders in time, you may be in a position to prevent avoidable exposure.
Lesson 5
A little bird was flying south for the winter. It was so cold the bird froze and fell to the ground into a large field. While he was lying there, a cow came by and dropped some dung on him..
As the frozen bird lay there in the pile of cow dung, he began to realize how warm he was.
The dung was actually thawing him out!
He lay there all warm and happy, and soon began to sing for joy.
A passing cat heard the bird singing and came to investigate.
Following the sound, the cat discovered the bird under the pile of cow dung, and promptly dug him out and ate him…
Morals of the story:
(1) Not everyone who shits on you is your enemy.
(2) Not everyone who gets you out of shit is your friend.
(3) And when you’re in deep shit, it’s best to keep your mouth shut!
End of 5 minute course! And excuse the language used. Had they been toned down, they would have lost their tang and humour.
Courtesy:Iuliana Gelijk.