How Many Didn’t?

I feel pretty smart today. I don’t get to say that very often, so I’m going to take a moment to enjoy it.

“Why do you feel smart today,” none of you asked?

“Well, no one in particular, I solved one of those riddles on Mental Floss in like three seconds this morning. Pretty cool, huh?”

“Nice work, dude,” you don’t reply.

Usually those things are far too math heavy for me (they contain numbers, you see) and my brain is fried in no time flat. But today? Crushed it, numbers and all!

It even stumped Carin, who is one of the smarter people I know. I won’t go so far as to say that this makes me smarter than Carin, but at least I have a totally useless thing that I’ll never be able to meaningfully hold over her head, so hell yeah!

What was this riddle? Here, have a listen.

Yes, you have to listen to it. It works much better that way.

If you’re stumped, which judging from this video and the ones that came up as related in the player a lot of people are, here’s the explanation. An explanation which, I will once again point out, I did not need! Hurrah!

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  1. I might have a chance at solving the riddle if the damn video would play. Spoiler alert. It doesn’t. At least not on this phone.

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