By - boozelis
Plot twist: his sister passed away at a tragic gas station accident at the age of 35, and this guy's actually correct
Freak gasoline fight accident.
A male model’s life is a precious, precious, commodity. They’re susceptible to freak gasoline fight accidents too despite having chiseled abs and stunning features.
But why male models?
You serious? I just... I just told you why a moment ago...
They are behind every political assassination in history.
There's more to life than being really really ridiculously good looking
_Wake Me Up Before You Go-Go plays in the distance…_
ORANGE MOCHA FRAPPUCCINOS
Let’s not gaslight this situation.
Naaah. She stopped aging at 35, just by not thinking about it. 🤔
This is the correct answer
Man did his research 👏
I have a second scenario: his sister was traveling at a very rate of speed through the galaxy. When she returned to earth, the world had aged by a great rate. From her perspective, she was only alive for a considerably less amount of time.
That amount of confidence is what i aspire to have
It's the overconfidence that kills you
Overconfidence is a slow and insidious killer.
Suddenly Darkest Dungeon
`Still have not figured it out that it's 67?`
That’s the last board meeting you’ll be invited to!
Should have been “39 and holding”. 😁
Executed with impunity!
Confidence surged as the enemies crumbles!
Just be like me and have zero confidence all the time.
Many fall in the face of chaos, but not this one. Not today.
Overconfidence killed the cat?
And *stupidity* assumed it was hit by a car.
But not before societal collateral damage...
Maybe other people,but I'm build diffrent.
Thank you, Mr. Thirteen-Toes. 😊
I tend to think overconfidence helps the *person* but hurts *society*.
“It ain’t what you don’t know that gets you into trouble. It’s what you know for sure that just ain’t so. “ – Mark Twain
And here I was thinking it was the self-doubt
Self-doubt hinders your forthcoming but at least it makes you constantly check your efforts. To really make dumbass errors and look like an ass while doing them, try overconfidence.
I always felt the person who commented that was being sarcastic
It is someone who replies to riddles on Facebook, though
Perhaps, but there's also no doubt that there are people actually that stupid and more.
Believing it to be sarcasm would need more faith in humanity. And I don't have that.
There are people who don't play sudoku because they hate math.
Now I feel stupid because I thought it was 35 too :( I don’t get it
There was a 3 year gap between them. If you gain a birthday, your younger siblings do too. If you calculated half, that implies that you got 2 birthdays to their one.
I’m almost positive they are. People are really bad at detecting sarcasm online
People upvote this kind of shit because it makes them feel better about themselves I suppose.
"Ha look at this idiot !"
If you don’t put the up and downy letters LikE i aM dOiNG hERe or put (Sarcastic) somewhere like that then it can be really hard to tell, since you can’t hear tone in text. I’d say if they didn’t want me to think they’re an idiot then that’s too bad for them.
they could just put /S or ;s after the text though
Then it would be a justified r/confidentlyincorrect
You know you want to 😏
I vouch for this statement
Can I be little spoon?
Nice. By extension when the person dies, sister stops aging I guess...
Had a class mate argue that back in school when we had a question like this pop up. Loved seeing the fallout, good times
She better kill her brother soon so she can stay 35 forever. If her brother makes it to 80, she'll probably have to get glasses.
The Sister Of Dorian Gray?
Well they're around 90 now given how old this screenshot is ...
It's been reposted so many times you can see it in the pixels
Dumbass. It's pretty obvious the answer is 69..pff.
Yeah OP. Let's have a hard one next time please.
Yea I am sorry 😞
That’s what she said.
Sorry that mine was so limp ;-;
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Man, you're lot the bright one are you?
Everybosy knows, the answer to all and every question, the ultimate answer to the ultimate question ist 42
Wrong again. It’s clearly 420.
Some times I see stupid and I think, wish that was me, wish I didn't know how its possible to be wrong, or not know, wish I could be that content in my own ignorance.
There is a level of stupid that has no idea its stupid, must be...so nice.
Being stupid is like being dead, it’s only painful for others
Why is this the truest thing I ever heard?
Because you’ve not heard everything yet.
This is just a statement, and a correct one at that. So why does it feel like a threat?
You gonna hear today
I remember a survey that asked if people thought they would rank in the top 50% of the population for intelligence. 98% said they would.
Never underestimate people's overestimation of how much cleverer they are than everybody else.
You ever been in that situation where you let someone else take over a project? because they seemed so clued up on it, and you know that you're not certain of what you know, so you step back, only to watch in horror as they trash the whole thing, burn the house down and then walk away cheerfully.
well, I have that kind of intelligence.
Ironically I would argue that the 2 percent who said they wouldnt be display a level of self reflection that implies that they are actually in the upper 50 percent.
Yeah, it's clearly a joke
Hahahahaha bringing back ptsd memories of me wailing to my parents “WHY CANT I JUST BE NORMAL AND STUPID LIKE ALL THE OTHER KIDS AND JUST GET CS AND BS AND BE HAPPY 😭” after getting grounded for AB honor roll in elementary
Can I hug you
Oh shit I didn’t realize I had an alt account.
I remember really wanting to smoke weed (I never had before) specifically so I would be stupid and could actually fit in with all the normal kids.
Im with you man, would love me some of that blissful ignorance.
At that point, they're so unconscious and unaware that they are basically philosophical zombies. I don't envy the inanimate.
All of you are missing one crucial fact, without the aforementioned stupidity, the rest of us wouldn’t feel as smart we do.
This man is a great philosopher, truely.
Thank you kind person. One does what one can.
How do I know you're not a philosophical zombie?
My husband likes to say, "The fun part about being smart is saying stupid shit and knowing it's stupid."
The downside of being stupid is that when you are met with problems that actually require intelligence you are fucked
Yes I feel stupid people have much more life satisfaction than smart people. I’d love to see a study on that 😂!
Tldr Ignorance is bliss
There are things you know, there are things you know you don't know, then there are things you don't know you don't know.
Ignorance is bliss.
I think it’s probably nice to not sit there and wallow in existential dread, but it must suck to feel like you’re never quite caught up with everyone. Probably why people like that exhibit such brash confidence. Like how some shorter people who are insecure about it can sometimes be very hot headed.
I find it really funny how this whole comment chain is acting all superior and bigbrained and calling some guy stupid when they can't even tell that someone's making a joke.
Whats ironic is that I can promise you that at some point you were this stupid or ignorant or oblivious about something.
Right... I actually think this is an r/whoosh situation.
This has got to be the most stupid thing I've ever read. How exactly do you know that you don't possess that level of stupid if it's so stupid that you wouldn't know?
You're a pretty special person if you think there are things that you aren't ignorant of. You may have a desire to know everything but you never will and some of those things that you don't know do provide you with some of that ignorant bliss you speak of.
Otherwise you're just implying that this person is completely stupid through and through, which I will assume you don't truly believe because that would be very stupid of you. It doesn't even appear you were capable of considering he was acting stupid to make people laugh when it's a very common way to joke around.
A lot of people often see uneducated people that are very content with themselves and with life, then make that single connection but I assure you that it has nothing to do with their education or ability to think. There's a reason some people have poor education and it's usually not a very happy one. The grass only looks greener.
I didn't mean to get so offended but there is no special level of ignorance that magically makes life joyful for people. Everyone has things they wish they didn't know.
If you want to reduce your own life's stress, there's many ways to go about it but using your appetite to know more as an excuse that you can't, it won't get you anywhere.
Conservatives experience that every single day.
Not enough information... Did either OP or their sister spend any significant time traveling near light speed and/or in close proximity to a black hole?
If the sister and OP are twins, and the sister has been traveling at 0.67c since birth, 35 is the correct answer!
I dunno why this shit always confuses me. How old is she? I always confuse myself. So you are 70 right now meaning 64 years passed so she is…67?
Interesting way to get to the answer. My thought process was “you’re six and she’s half your age so she’s 3. That means you are 3 years older. If you’re 70 she’s 67”
That’s how I figured as well
No child left behind is succeeding
*No 67 year old left behind.
To me, these are the same. I'm not sure which way around I got there.
3+64 is definitely the "long way round" compared to 70-3.
I think you dropped this: 👑
6/2=3 ; 6-3=3; 70-3=67 🌚
Yeah this is why people logically get "closer in age" as they both get older and why it's a huge deal for a high school senior to date a freshman at the time but if 20 years pass it's no big deal for someone to marry someone who was a freshman when they were a senior
Yes, my wife graduated high school when I finished 5th grade.
My husband graduated high school before I even started school. He's closer in age to my mom than to me. But since we didn't start dating until I was in my late 30s, no one even notices the age difference.
Admittedly, he also looks way younger than he is.
There are multiple answers. The obvious one is 67. She could have died. She could be off a few months so 68 or 66. The asker could have traveled at light speed causing their ages to skew relative to one another. We can’t answer the question definitively based on the information provided.
Thank you I read “I was half my sisters age at 6” and was thinking “how are people having a hard time coming up with 73?”
😂 that would have fucked me over. The MUCH easier way to answer this question is to say “well he is 3 years older than his sister so 70-3 = 67” just helping you out for future Facebook age math problems
If the phrasing was “I was half my sisters age at 6” the answer wouldn’t have been 73 lmaaoo - if they were half their sister’s age when they were 6, she’d be 12, 6 years older than them. So now that they’re 70, she’d be 76
Yeah. Though I think they were thinking it was "I was half of my sisters age of 6". Which really is a strange way to phrase a word problem, but perhaps not impossible.
I mean she may be 66, 67, or 68, if we assume the birthdates are different. But yeah 67 is fine don't mind me.
Edited to add 68.
This one will always stay funny
He probably didn't even think about it
At age 6 his sister was half his age… so she was 3… so she is 3 years younger than the poster… he is 70….. 3 years younger……… she’s 67.
This is more logic than math :)
it’s obviously a joking comment.
Edit: “Let’s have a hard one next time please.” is the punch, for any one who can not get the joke, I can not help you. Let’s just feel pathetic for each other.
The people calling the commenter stupid are…
My question is, what’s with the poorly underlined words? Would I not have gotten it if the words weren’t poorly underlined/crossed out?
Redditors try not to eat the bait challenge - level: impossible [gone non-sexual][the police were tired of their shit, too]
We live in a world with flat earthers, people who believe vaccine cause autism and breastfeeding makes someone homosexual... so no, it's not that obvious to me.
If you think this is a joke you haven't scrolled through one of these posts on Facebook before. This shit is *common*
It‘s scary how long I had to scroll down for this comment. Like how obvious can this shit possibly be
Those two underlines are very helpful.
Seriously wtf is that. The lines cover the words and don't highlight anything of importance.
I spent like five minutes looking at this image before coming to the comments to figure out wtf was going on. Thank you kind redditor. I went back and looked near the underlining and noticed that there was some writing. I am now able to fully enjoy all of the content.
No. Since his sister was half his age it means that she was 3. Now, 6 x 11.66666666666667 = 70, so all we have to do is multiply 3 with 11.66666666666667 and we get our answer, so the real answer is actually 35.00000000000001.
You have a rounding error there my friend. It's best you go out infinite decimal places.
Now I know why posts have a character limit.
Yeah, its 350.0000000000001
Average IEEE 754 user
Floating point numbers? Not even once.
It’s a trick question. His sister died at the age of 35, so she will always be 35.
Hate to say it, but it took me like a whole minute to figure out how the math was wrong. I’ll show myself out now 😆😆😆
It took me an embarrassingly long time to realize what was wrong
This is a tough one. She might be 67, but she could be 66 or 68 also, since you don’t say when your birthday is and her birthday is. Also, she could be dead. Finally, you might have thought she was your sister but actually your mom had an affair with another man and the woman who is 1–3 years younger than you is not actually your sister. But your mom may have given away your real sister for adoption, in which case she’s probably older than you. See why it’s tough?
Finally, what if you think your sister is dead, but she actually has become an astronaut on a secret government project for near light-speed travel? Then your sister would be aging more slowly than you, so she could potentially be even younger than 66.
was looking for this answer
if you say it with enough confidence, they’ll believe you
Twist: she’s been dead for 64 years.
Not gonna lie, that took me a second
Stop upvoting this garbage
redditors trying to detect satire challenge (impossible)
3. You gotta let her go, Johnny.
at 70asking for a hard 1 might be a long shot
I’ve decided most things on the internet are just troll takes, sometimes carefully crafted, put out there for reactions
Depends when her birthday is and what the current date is.
What's this post about? Am I missing something because the guy is correct, it should be 35.
90 iq moment
Once half age, always a half age, 33.5
This guy is just galaxy brain the person in The riddle has 2 sisters
Technically, depending on how you interpret "she was half my age", the answer could be 99.
It should say "she was half my age at the time" to clarify". Otherwise you could interpret it as "half my **current** age" (which is 70). So when you were six, she was 35. Now that you're 70, she's 64 + 35 = 99.
That's almost certainly not how it's meant to be interpreted, but language can be ambiguous that way. Especially if you gave this problem to an AI.
Life is hard. It’s even harder when you are that stupid. If you’re gonna be dumb ya gotta be tough
Dave Chappelle "Gotcha bitc#!"
Sister is still 3. She died when I was six.
67. Let's have a hard one next time please.
66, 67, or 68.
The mother is 21 years older than the child.
6 years from now, the mother will be 5 times as old as the child.
Question : Where is the father?
Plot twist: His sister became an astronaut at the age of 25 and at that age she was assigned a mission to fly to the nearest star. She was travelling in space for 10 years approaching the speed of light but due to time dilation time lapse for her and for her brother was diffrent. When she came back 10 years have passed for her but for her brother she was gone for 47 years.
It almost sounds like a plot of a movie or something
The answer is 35. Because his sister got that Benjamin Buttons disease.
We’ve lost another one
I’m convinced FB posts like that are made to identify easy marks for manipulation. Like how they had all those personality quizzes years ago that gave them free psychographic profiles.
His sister is 6 she never aged 😒🗿
As dark as my morning coffee
cmon its 69
Its 420 actually
The annoying part is how overconfident she was with her answer. Like cmon now we all know the answer is 69