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# WEIRD!: Your Shoe-Size Can Tell Your Age!!! Try This Formula And See...

DUTCH OP
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11/19/2012 01:56 PM
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WEIRD!: Your Shoe-Size Can Tell Your Age!!! Try This Formula And See...
Hi folks.
I found this TOTALLY weird 'Shoe-Size Tells Your Age' formula, on one of my desks today. I haven't tried it out myself yet, but thought I'd post it up on the GLP front page as soon as possible to see what you all think...Get your calculators out!

FORMULA:-

2) Multiply it by 5.

4) Multiply that by 20.

6) Subtract the year you were born.

The first digit is your shoe size, while the last two digits is your age.

..."PROVE ME WRONG IF YOU CAN!"
Anonymous Coward
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11/19/2012 01:58 PM
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not weird, it's math, and it it doesn't matter what size you use, because the least step is where you get your age from
DUTCH OP (OP)
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11/19/2012 02:11 PM
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not weird, it's math, and it it doesn't matter what size you use, because the least step is where you get your age from [wtf]
Quoting: Anonymous Coward 2159872

Is it me, or do cocky, preppy math experts always confuse things for the rest of us...like as if they're tryng to protect some kind of ancient, esoteric knowledge that they want to keep the rest of us DOWN with???...

Elitists...the lot of them!

Anonymous Coward
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11/19/2012 02:16 PM
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Cute. I love these complex formulas that tell your age and such.
Anonymous Coward
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11/19/2012 02:17 PM
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Re: WEIRD!: Your Shoe-Size Can Tell Your Age!!! Try This Formula And See...
I came to the number 334. I am 34, but my shoe size is not 3. Fail.
Anonymous Coward
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11/19/2012 02:19 PM
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I came to the number 334. I am 34, but my shoe size is not 3. Fail.
Quoting: Anonymous Coward 27803057

did you subtract that last number?
Anonymous Coward
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11/19/2012 02:22 PM
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It didn't work :(
Anonymous Coward
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11/19/2012 02:24 PM
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Weird and cool, worked for me.
Texan Buckeye

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11/19/2012 02:26 PM
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I love these things! Worked for me, too.
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Anonymous Coward
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11/19/2012 02:26 PM
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Re: WEIRD!: Your Shoe-Size Can Tell Your Age!!! Try This Formula And See...
If you use 1 instead of your shoe size, it comes up to 2012' then minus the year comes of course your age.
Anonymous Coward
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11/19/2012 02:26 PM
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It didn't work :(
Quoting: J-Honey

Anonymous Coward
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11/19/2012 02:28 PM
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It didn't work :(
Quoting: J-Honey

Quoting: Anonymous Coward 14779720

Lol I know was trying to toggle on iPad I messed it all up lol
Anonymous Coward
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11/19/2012 02:29 PM
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Re: WEIRD!: Your Shoe-Size Can Tell Your Age!!! Try This Formula And See...
it almost got my shoe size right 10 instead of 10.5 and it says I'm 93...not even close
DUTCH OP (OP)
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11/19/2012 02:29 PM
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Thanks, friends!

I have to repeat this: I did not come-up with the formula! I haven't even trid it neither; and as for the last line in the thread-opener that is written in "Bold", I didn't write that—I just copied it from off the sheet I was given.

DUTCH OP.
Anonymous Coward
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11/19/2012 02:34 PM
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I came to the number 334. I am 34, but my shoe size is not 3. Fail.
Quoting: Anonymous Coward 27803057

did you subtract that last number?
Quoting: Anonymous Coward 14779720

Okay, I apologize because I did the math wrong. It does work. However, it's still deceptively worded.

"Shoe size" is irrelevant. This works with whatever number you plug in. The formula is rigged so that the first two digits will always be the digits you started with.

The last two are rigged as well. The first three steps (multiply by 5, add 50, multiply by 20), will always ensure that you have a number that ends in 00. So when you add 1012, the number will always end in 12. So when you subtract the year you were born, you always get your age for the last two digits.

So if you were born in 1978...

2112-1978=134
3012-1978=1034
2012-1978=34

There's nothing esoteric or magical. It's just the only way it could work.
Anonymous Coward
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11/19/2012 02:40 PM
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It didn't work for me. It will be right in about 2 weeks. So, on Jan 1 it will be wrong for most of the year again. Nice find anyway.
Anonymous Coward
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11/19/2012 02:44 PM
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If I have to figure in the year I was born then my show size has nothing to do with it.
Anonymous Coward
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11/19/2012 03:12 PM
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not weird, it's math, and it it doesn't matter what size you use, because the least step is where you get your age from [wtf]
Quoting: Anonymous Coward 2159872

Is it me, or do cocky, preppy math experts always confuse things for the rest of us...like as if they're tryng to protect some kind of ancient, esoteric knowledge that they want to keep the rest of us DOWN with???...

Elitists...the lot of them!

Quoting: DUTCH OP 27393245

It's not just you. Most people on this site are dumb.

You don't have to be a cocky, preppy, math expert to know that this is a parlour trick. What will step 5 be next year? 1013. If you used last year's step 5, 1011, then the formula would be wrong for this year.

You too, can invent a formula to mystify folks that don't think quickly.
Anonymous Coward
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11/19/2012 03:16 PM
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43 * 5 + 50 *20 + 1012 - 1988

= 4324

And its true WTF

maths are awesome
Anonymous Coward
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11/19/2012 03:58 PM
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Re: WEIRD!: Your Shoe-Size Can Tell Your Age!!! Try This Formula And See...
Hi folks.
I found this TOTALLY weird 'Shoe-Size Tells Your Age' formula, on one of my desks today. I haven't tried it out myself yet, but thought I'd post it up on the GLP front page as soon as possible to see what you all think...Get your calculators out!

FORMULA:-

2) Multiply it by 5.

4) Multiply that by 20.

5) Add 1012. <<< This value is the current year!

6) Subtract the year you were born.

The first digit is your shoe size, while the last two digits is your age.

..."PROVE ME WRONG IF YOU CAN!"
Quoting: DUTCH OP 27393245

If you did that last year and used 11, you would get the same result, next year change that to 13, get the point?
DUTCH OP
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11/23/2012 06:33 AM
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Re: WEIRD!: Your Shoe-Size Can Tell Your Age!!! Try This Formula And See...
Ha!Ha!Ha!Ha!!!!!!! I wonder what shoe size Trinity is???!!!...

Any guesses???...
Anonymous Coward
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11/23/2012 06:44 AM
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foot size plus odor = iq
Anonymous Coward
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11/23/2012 06:50 AM
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doesn't seem to work for half sizes, but does for full sizes
Anonymous Coward
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08/22/2013 10:08 PM
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When u come up with a wrong answer that means your shoe size is with a (0.5) or half. So u take away 5 from the middle number and add to ur shoe size as . 5 then u get ur shoe size and ur age. There is no way to get it wrong and when adding say 1012 the last 2 digits shld be the current year
Anonymous Coward
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08/22/2013 10:15 PM
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close
my age number was off by 1
Anonymous Coward
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08/23/2013 09:55 AM
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It should not be off by 1 u should get the right answer. Make sure u add 1013 cos we are in 2013
Anonymous Coward
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02/06/2014 10:45 AM
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Re: WEIRD!: Your Shoe-Size Can Tell Your Age!!! Try This Formula And See...
Hi folks.
I found this TOTALLY weird 'Shoe-Size Tells Your Age' formula, on one of my desks today. I haven't tried it out myself yet, but thought I'd post it up on the GLP front page as soon as possible to see what you all think...Get your calculators out!

FORMULA:-

2) Multiply it by 5.

4) Multiply that by 20.

6) Subtract the year you were born.

The first digit is your shoe size, while the last two digits is your age.

..."PROVE ME WRONG IF YOU CAN!"
Quoting: DUTCH OP 27393245

it is wrong!! my shoe sixe is 8 and I am 13 but the thingy tells me I am 12... _-_
skentie23o
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04/17/2014 11:19 AM
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You need to add 1,013, because I was 1 year short
Martin Farbles

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04/17/2014 11:24 AM

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My shoe size is 1034, FAIL!
I believe you believe this is important
mopar28m
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04/17/2014 11:25 AM

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Re: WEIRD!: Your Shoe-Size Can Tell Your Age!!! Try This Formula And See...
Hi folks.
I found this TOTALLY weird 'Shoe-Size Tells Your Age' formula, on one of my desks today. I haven't tried it out myself yet, but thought I'd post it up on the GLP front page as soon as possible to see what you all think...Get your calculators out!

FORMULA:-

2) Multiply it by 5.

4) Multiply that by 20.

6) Subtract the year you were born.

The first digit is your shoe size, while the last two digits is your age.

..."PROVE ME WRONG IF YOU CAN!"
Quoting: DUTCH OP 27393245

Off by 2 years.
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TheTruthMonger

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04/17/2014 11:26 AM

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Re: WEIRD!: Your Shoe-Size Can Tell Your Age!!! Try This Formula And See...
Didnt work.

Says im 86.

Im not 86.

Doesnt seem to work well on half shoe sizes (8.5, 9.5, 10.5) etc.

Last Edited by TheTruthMonger™ on 04/17/2014 11:27 AM