Verbal Illusions

Below are 4 annoying questions, at least I consider them annoying because I fell into every trap! These are from an E-mail message that's making the rounds, so you may have seen them before.

Answer the questions instantly.  You can't take your time.  It's fun.


 No pencil or paper! OK?  Ready? ... GO!!!


FIRST QUESTION: You are participating in a race. You overtake the second person. What position are you in?


 To answer the second question, don't take as much time as you took for the first question. (You know you took too much time.)


SECOND QUESTION:  If you overtake the last person, then you are...?


THIRD QUESTION:  Very tricky math! Note This must be done in your head only. Do NOT use paper and pencil or a calculator. Try it.


 Take 1000 and add 40 to it.

 Now add another 1000.

 Now add 30.

 Add another 1000.

 Now add 20.

 Now add another 1000.

 Now add 10.

 What is the total?




LAST QUESTION: Mary's father has five daughters Nana, Nene, Nini, Nono. What is the name of the fifth daughter?