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Posted on: January 17, 2008 2:28 pm
 

More Random Facts that you really don't need....

Well, as promised, the thrilling continuation of "Random facts that you really never need to know". Today we're going to learn why barns are red, and more importantly, how to win money by disproving math... Oh ya, and a little hockey...

Why are barns red?

  Here's the answer to a question that no one really asks... So back in the days when America was still trying to establishing itself as a country. The King of England was angry that all these people were heading to America. He wanted to profit from what he felt should be his new land. Well before they started sending Soliders here, he tried more nusenceing measures, like attempting to cut off any supplies that were coming across the atlantic. Of these supplies were included the proper ingredients used to dye white paint different colors. Our young country had the resources to make a crude white paint, but had no successful way to make it any other color. So farmers took meaures into there own hands. They figured out that when they slaughtered their cows and ox that they had a bloody mess on their hands (no Brttish pun intended) The farmers started adding the blood to the white paint mixture. When enough was added, the blood mixed and acted as a dye, keeping the paint a faded blood red. Because of this, the farmers mainly painted their barns and farmhouses red since it was the only color they had, and it didn't get filthy like the white paint... From there, they started adding smashed blue berries and other natural color extracts to attempt making other colors, from the trial and error, it evidently taught us to make every color we wanted...

How to win Money at the bar by disproving math...

First off, this is a little tricky but it's genuis... First you need to wait until your friends get nice and tipsy (it works sober, but it's more fun when they're drunk, oh and they're more likely to wager money) Next, bet your friends that you can ask them a really simple math question that they won't only not be able to answer, but they won't even be able to explain... Here's the question in simple word problem form...

 The set-up-  3 guys are driving down an old highway really late one night, when all of a sudden their car starts making a funny sound, the sound gets worse & worse until the engine sputters to a hault. The 3 guys get out of the car and look around, luckily they see a little motel up the way. it's almost 4am and everyone is tired so they decide to get some sleep & get the car fixed in the morning. So they walk to the motel and go inside.

The story- When they get inside they tell the clerk what happened and they ask "how much for the 3 of us to split a room for the night?" the clerk responds " well guys, a room is $30 per night... since there's 3 of you sharing, it'll be $10 per person"  So each of the 3 guys pulls out a $10 bill and gives it to the clerk, giving the clerk a total of $30, and they go up to their room. Just after this, the motel owner comes out & asks the clerk "hey, how much did you just charge those guys?" the clerk responds  "$30, ten dollars a piece" The owner says, you overcharged them... it was only $25 dollars tonight, here take $5 dollars and go give them their money back" The clerk says ok and takes 5, one dollar bills upstairs. As he's walking he thinks, "how am I going to split $5 among 3 guys? I'll just pocket $2 and tell them the room was cheaper. So he pockets $2 & knocks on the door. He explains what had happened and gives each guy $1 back, says goodnight and walks away.

The problem- So the room was orignally $30 correct? Each guy originally paid $10 a piece correct? Each guy got a $1 refund so after getting one dollar back each. Each guy paid $9 a piece correct? Well 9 + 9 + 9 = 27  (or 9 x 3 = 27) the clerk only put $2 in his pocket right? That only adds up to $29 dollars... Where did the last dollar go?

The next problem - Getting your friends to actually pay you after they sit there dumbfounded for 10 minutes...

* If you work the problem a different way, you can make it work out, but thats not the point, so be sure to say the story accurately. When said correctly It makes the apperance of a dollar completely vanishing. I can explain the phenomanon but I'll see if any of you can first? Tark, our resident genuis, can you field this one?

On to hockey -

 The Wild should of won last night, and  I hate Jerome Ignilia more then any player in the NHL. But the Wild are all alone in first place so I can't complain. Go Wild!!

Hope you enjoyed todays post...

Tomorrows topic:  TBD ( I don't know what kind of mood 'll be in yet)

 
 
 
 
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