your waiter may know your age – WTF?!

I got this forward today in my inbox – now most of the times I tend to simply trash any forwards that come my way without reading it, but considering that I pretty much didn’t have anything to do at work, I went ahead and read it.

Just one of those number twisters which will leave you wondering WTF?!

Have a go:

Don’t tell me your age; you probably would tell a falsehood anyway-but your waiter may know already!


It takes less than a minute. Work this out as you read.

Be sure you don’t read the bottom until you’ve worked it out!

  1. First of all, pick the number of times a week that you would like to
    go out to eat. (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
  5. If you have already had your birthday this year add 1758… If you haven’t, add 1757.
  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 go out to restaurants in a week.)

The next two numbers are… YOUR AGE ! —— (Oh YES, it is!)


11 Comments on "your waiter may know your age – WTF?!"

  1. Sathya says:

    LOL yeah. I keep getting such forwards – never bother trying them – I suck at math lol

  2. Devesh says:

    yeah… i think the “no. of times you would like to go out for dinner number” is just a distraction!

  3. Monty says:

    Not true that it would work only in 2008. I tried with 2007, and still holds true.

  4. Devesh says:

    It doesn’t dude… ok Presume that today is 1st of jan 2007 – now do the whole thing!

    *Damn we really don’t have much to do at work do we?*


  5. Monty says:

    Presumed that today is 1st Jan 07.

    1. I like dining out 5 times (Not really though)

    2. Multiply by 2, gives 10.

    3. Adding 5 gives 15.

    4. Multiply by 50 gives 750.

    5. I havent yet had my birthday, so add 1757, gives 2507

    6. Subtract 1981 (year of birth), gives 526

    Now 5 is the no of times I chose earlier, and my age is 26. I would be 27 next day :-D

    So it does work :-)

  6. Devesh says:

    Holy shit batman!

    It does work!

  7. ajay says:

    this blog is simple gr8
    very fun and cool
    i like the about page.
    keep it up

  8. Devesh says:

    Thank you Ajay :)

  9. Imogen says:

    Next year you can just add 1 to the numbers in 5! gives you the same result.

  10. Devesh says:

    Hahah thanks @Imogen :)

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