Share Your World – Week 114

They’re not getting any younger…

So, a week after I asked the brain teaser that literally scared everyone away… I guess I should at least close the book on it by revealing the answer.  Why were Herb and Edna, on the occasion of their 40th wedding anniversary, so sure there wouldn’t be a 50th anniversary for them?

The first thing most of you said was “Ack, math!  I’m out!”  This wasn’t really a math problem, but one of the calendar.  Herb and Edna were married on February 29th, leap day, meaning their actual anniversaries can only occur in multiples of four.  They can’t have a 50th anniversary, because said day doesn’t exist on the calendar.  It’s kind of like how nobody born on August 31st can claim to have a “half-birthday”…

That’s it, no more puzzles!

Leap day is such a fascinating calendar anomaly that can be exploited for so many brain twisting teasers like this one.  Did you know a younger twin can have a birthday two days BEFORE the older twin?  I’m not gonna bore you by explaining that one, though…. let’s just jump right into this week’s Share Your World questions, hosted as always by Melanie!

Spanning the globe to bring you great brain teasers….

If you could throw any kind of party, what would it be for?

A Shelf critter party, of course!  All the cool critters would be there…

And of course, the life of the party…

……………………………….

Where IS Waldo?

All the cool 80’s kids know where Waldo is….

What’s the best part of waking up?

I’m not quite to that age yet where the best part of waking up is…… actually waking up.  So this will have to suffice for my answer…

Whether it’s set for 8 AM or 8 PM doesn’t matter, I still hate that fucking alarm sound…

Would you rather be covered in fur or covered in scales?

Hmmmmmmmmmmmm……

Fur?

Or scales?

Gee, that’s a toughy.  Let me get back to you on it…

Feel free to share your gratitude for our world!

I am grateful for taking advantage of the Spring weather to get a new batch of park squirrel photos on Tuesday!

I was not grateful that the park was taken over by the #@&*( birds….

Reek! Reek! Reek!

Eat your heart out, Alfie Hitchcock.

A flock of birdbrains…

And why is it that every version of Photoshop comes with shittier and shittier options for fonts?  I wanted to try out a new font for my watermark, and found out only after final processing, that Terminal can’t do special characters like © or even a simple apostrophe!  So you’ll know a photo from this batch when you see one pop up…

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17 Responses to Share Your World – Week 114

  1. aaaah now the penny dropped.. it is not always math but logic, right? and math is NOT logical….
    can we come to your party when we welcome the year 3000? yours are much better than the lamy stuff what happens here…

  2. Thanks for ending our angst over the solution to the “anniversary conundrum”……Putting us out of our misery was kind of you. I like The Weim’s suggestion that you have a big party to welcome in 3000 – you can send our invitations c/o Afterlife, Inc.

    Pam

  3. Kismet says:

    What’s wrong with being covered with feathers?

  4. Thank you kindly E.S. for Sharing Your World. Such a treasure trove of excellent images and answers, where does one begin? Perhaps one feels generous and shuts up, leaving the stage open for someone else to yammer on endlessly? I am very thankful you put me out of my misery regarding Herb and Edna, I thought they’d gotten in a tiff over the last drops of Geritol ™ and were divorcing.. Now of course you’ll HAVE to explain those other brain teasers to those of us who are far less than logical. I was absent the day they taught about logic. It’s something I’ve regretted since too! Now if your numbers were down last week, perhaps it was because a lot of us were scrambling to get our COW entries in because we’d been hitting the ‘snooze’ button on our broken alarm clocks and were late. O_o Could be…right? Have a GREAT week!

    • I answered the other teaser in my reply to Draliman further down the page if you want to see it. He guessed the basic idea behind it, though it’s a bit more complicated and realistically implausible to get to the desired result of having a younger twin’s birthday two days before their older twin…

  5. ghostmmnc says:

    Yes the birds! The grackles have been crazy around here, too. They are in our yards and the trees are full of them, and so noisy! 🙂

    • They’re definitely more active and swarmy this year! The poor squirrels at the park felt terrorized by them! There was one tree with about three of them in it, all whining away…. paying more attention to the birds than they were me!

  6. Ally Bean says:

    Your brain teaser is a good one. I don’t like scales of any kind so I’d prefer to be covered in fur, except that now that I write this I don’t like the idea of wearing a fur coat, so my own fur, I guess. Yep, that’s my answer.

    • There was a parenthetical to the question that I cut for brevity qualifying that it wasn’t referring to fur coats, but actually being furry. I would like to try it out one winter as long as it went away come summer time…

  7. draliman says:

    That looks like quite the shelf party!
    I assumed your brain teaser was either that one was terminally ill or that one was planning on killing the other. Presumably the twins is the same leap year thing – one is born just before midnight on 28th Feb and the other on 1st March, so in a leap year there’s an extra day in between…

    • You got the gist of the other teaser, only you have to reverse the birthdays so the younger twin is born on Feb 28 and the older one on March 1, which is only possible if the mom is, say, in an ambulance while giving birth and crossing a time zone boundary where the clock goes back an hour. So you have Twin #1 born at, say, 12:05 AM on March 1, and Twin #2 born 10 minutes later at 11:15 PM on February 28!

  8. Nobody but nobody likes font limitations! As for the calendar…I view it a little bit like math. Which mean I’m outa here! 📆

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