''My son has received a merit card from his sports teacher,'' reports Beverly Fine, of gymnasiums unknown. ''It read: 'For outstanding persistence in the face of near impossible odds.' When asked what he did to deserve it, he replied that he had managed to avoid sport for the entire term.''
The old one said I was 104 kg and I knew that was wrong, but it's a bit lame to take your scales back saying they make you weigh too much. So I bought a digital scale on EBay. It arrived today, so I put it down on the loungeroom floor, after I worked out the crazy Chinglish instructions. It said 86 kg- the same weight I was when I was 25 and much thinner!
When I put the scales on a hard floor it showed 96 kg. I'm working at getting to about 80 kg, so there's a bit of work to do yet.
I posted this in 2008, and I couldn't work it out when I just found it again.
The World's Hardest Riddle
I turn polar bears white and I will make you cry. I make guys have to pee and girls comb their hair. I make celebrities look stupid and normal people look like celebrities. I turn pancakes brown and make your champane bubble. If you sqeeze me, I'll pop. If you look at me, you'll pop. Can you answer the riddle?
97% of Harvard graduates can not figure this riddle out, but 84% of kindergarten students were able to figure this out in 6 minutes or less