Not A Once In A Thousand Year Phenomenon

For anybody who has already had their birthday this year, take the year of your birth and then add your age to that and you will get the sum of 2018. For instance, I was born in 1953 and my birthday was in March, so I am 65 and if I add 1953 + 65 = 2018.  However, this is not anything special, as it worked for last year and it also works for next year, this is just how time works with age.  1953 + 64 = 2017 and 1953 + 66 = 2019.  If your birth year plus your age doesn’t add up to the current year, either you don’t know your birth year or age, or perhaps there is something seriously wrong with your math, or possibly there is something wrong with you.

If your shoes are too tight, you should probably try to stretch them out.  Here is a neat trick that is supposed to work out your age and shoe size.  The answer you come up with should be your shoe size (first two digits) and your age, so I should get 1165, since I wear a size 11 shoe.  Take your shoe size.  Multiply that by 5.  Add 50.  Multiply that by 20.  Add 1015.  Subtract the year of your birth.  The answer that you get will equal your shoe size plus your age.  11 x 5 = 55.  55 + 50 = 105.  105 x 20 = 2100.  2100 + 1015 = 3115.  3115 – 1953 = 1162.  That got me my shoe size which I already knew was 11, but my age came out being 62, which is wrong.  Oops, I just read that the one caveat of this trick is that it will not work if you’ve already had your birthday this year, so maybe I can try again next year, or not.

Written for FOWC with Fandango – Stretch.

15 thoughts on “Not A Once In A Thousand Year Phenomenon

    1. Yea, my cousin sent me an email saying that this only happens once every thousand years as I guess she was just repeating something that she got on facebook, which is where all the FAKE news exists.

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  1. Yeah I saw that first one on Facebook the other day, and I was a bit stumped that anyone was sharing anything so blindingly obvious – the year of your birth + your age adds up to the current year every year! Thanks for reassuring me that I’m not the only one who thinks this is nothing special!

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