NY Daily News - Can you figure out when Cheryl’s birthday is?
A puzzling logic problem for middle school “mathletes” in Singapore has gone viral online.
After a television host in Singapore posted the question to his Facebook page over the weekend, people around the world have taken a stab at it.
Here’s the question:
Albert and Bernard just became friends with Cheryl, and they want to know when her birthday is. Cheryl gives them a list of 10 possible dates.
Cheryl then tells Albert and Bernard separately the month and the day of her birthday respectively.
Albert: I do not know when Cheryl’s birthday is, but I know that Bernard does not know too.
Bernard: At first I don’t know when Cheryl’s birthday is, but I know now.
Albert: Then I also know when Cheryl’s birthday is.
So when is Cheryl’s birthday?
The TV host, Kenneth Kong, said he posted the puzzle because he and his wife were debating it.
Kong initially said it was an everyday test question for fifth graders, but according to the executive director of a math contest called Singapore and Asian Schools Math Olympiad, who sent a letter to the news site Mothership.sg, it is one of the tougher questions given during their competition for older students.
“We think it is important to clarify so that Singapore parents will not worry unnecessarily,” Henry Ong said in the letter. “This is a difficult question meant to sift out the better students.”
Kong later updated his Facebook page with Ong’s info and posted the solution to the problem, writing, “I know Cheryl has caused enough trouble with her mysterious birthday.”
Can you figure out the answer? The solution from Kong's Facebook page is below but if you want to try and figure it out, here’s a hint to get started: Albert is initially confident that Bernard doesn’t know the answer, so the day can’t be a number that is only listed once.
The Boston Red Sox played their home opener at Fenway Park yesterday. Patriots quarterback TOM BRADY . . . you know, Super Bowl champion Tom Brady? . . . was there to throw out the first pitch. And he BLEW IT.
The ball was wide left, but more importantly, it didn't even make it to the batter's box in the air. Red Sox stud DAVID ORTIZ made it look a lot better though, by scooping it up on one hop like it was no big deal.
The pitch: pic.twitter.com/9yDALtp0XN— New England Patriots (@Patriots) April 13, 2015
About once a month now, there's a new video of a soldier showing up at a hockey game to surprise his parents. It's almost ALWAYS a hockey game for some reason . . . like the NHL got the exclusive rights to do it or something.
Anyway, the Phoenix Coyotes did it before their last game of the season on Saturday. And it was even better than usual . . . because the dad was so excited, he SPRINTED over to give the son a bear hug, and basically tackled him onto the ice. (Surprise happens at :50)
"I am in the period now where I think I pray more than I ever have in my life."
A. Reba McEntire
B. Scotty McCreery
C. Kellie Pickler
D. Garth Brooks
E. Loretta Lynn
F. Meghan Linsey
ANSWER: D. GARTH BROOKS, in "People", feeling very insecure now that all three of his daughters have finished high school. He continues, quote, "Because for some reason when they were under my roof, I felt like I might've had some control."
It also turns out the stories about Garth living a normal life while the kids were home are true. He actually packed school lunches, did chores on the ranch, and participated in after-school activities . . . from soccer games to school plays.
What's amazing is that he somehow blended right in with the rest of the parents. He says, quote, "You start being a part of the community. The dads across the soccer field looked at me as a dad just like them. And I was very grateful."
FemaleFirst - At some point, every little kid tries to get away with cleaning their room by just shoving everything in the closet. But the male instinct to take shortcuts on cleaning doesn't stop there.
A new survey found the top 10 ways men CHEAT when they're cleaning around the house. Check 'em out . . .
1. Dusting around things instead of lifting them up.
2. Wiping crumbs onto the floor.
3. Putting dishes in the dishwasher without washing off the food that's stuck to them.
4. Pushing down the garbage in the can to make more room instead of emptying it.
5. Rinsing the shower instead of scrubbing it.
6. Not bothering to wipe the mirrors in the bathroom.
7. Washing whites and colors together.
8. Squirting bleach into the toilet instead of scrubbing it.
9. Not putting stuff to recycle in the recycling bin . . . just throwing it in the garbage since it's easier.
10. Trying to pick little things out of the carpet instead of vacuuming.
Here are five things we all USED to be able to do, but can't anymore because of technology.
1. Remember phone numbers. If you know more than two numbers by heart at this point, you're better than most people. And that's including your OWN number.
2. Remember birthdays. Everyone relies on Facebook now. So we only remember birthday of our closest friends and family.
3. Do long division. Everyone has a calculator on their phone now, and there are apps for things like figuring out your tip at a restaurant, or dividing up bills with roommates. So no one knows how to actually do it on PAPER anymore.
4. Write in cursive. If you're like most people, you couldn't write a lower case "K" or "Z" in cursive to save your life at this point. You'd have to look it up first. (See the whole alphabet here.)
5. Remember directions. Because we all have GPS now. So when someone starts telling you how to get somewhere, you just zone out . . . then ask for the address instead.