Big Confusion


Mr. Smith goes to the doctor’s office to get his wife’s test results.

The lab technician says to him, “I’m very sorry, sir, but we’ve had a bit of a problem. At the same time we sent your wife’s samples to the lab, the lab also received samples from another Mrs. Smith, and now we’re not sure which results are your wife’s. But, frankly, it’s either bad news or terrible news!”

“What do you mean?” said Mr. Smith.

“Well, one Mrs. Smith tested positive for Alzheimer’s, and the other Mrs. Smith has tested positive for AIDS. And we can’t tell which is your wife’s test.”

“This is terrible!” cries Mr. Smith. “Can’t we do the test over?”

Normally, yes,” says the technician, “but you have Blue Cross Health Care, and they won’t pay for these expensive tests more than once.”

Well, what am I supposed to do now?” said Mr. Smith.

“Blue Cross recommends that you drop your wife off in the middle of town. If she finds her way home, don’t sleep with her.”

 

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Do the following math without a calculator or paper. Just your mind!

Take 1000 and add 40 to it.

Now add another 1000.

Now add 30.

Another 1000.

Now add 20.

Now add another 1000.

Now add 10.

What is the total?

40% of people get this seemingly simple math wrong! Are you one of them?

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Scroll down for the answer.

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Answer:

Did you get 5000?

The correct answer is actually 4100.

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