Rory, A Guy Called Bloke, has a new game of questions. This one is all about numbers and counting. There are 21 questions relating to the topic. They can be visual, musical, personal, professional, topical, serious, thought provoking, fun, weird, and even wacky.
So let’s see who’s counting on the numbers.
I am an odd number. Take away one letter and I become even. What number am I?
You are an odd number, and this is an odd question, even for you.
Using only addition, how do you add eight 8’s and get the number 1000?
888 + 88 + 8+ 8+ the dog 8 my homework.
Sally is 54 years old and her mother is 80, how many years ago was Sally’s mother three times her age?
Sally’s mother has never been three times her age. Nor two times her age. Sally’s mother always has been, and always will be, her own age.
At a party, everyone shook hands with everybody else. There were 66 handshakes. How many people were at the party?
Too many for all of them to fit comfortably into the kitchen at the same time.
It’s dark. You have ten grey socks and ten blue socks you want to put into pairs. All socks are exactly the same except for their color. How many socks would you need to take with you to ensure you had at least a pair?
I’m colorblind and can’t distinguish between dark gray and dark blue, even in broad daylight, so I’d only need two socks and who cares if they’re not the same color? But logically, if you only have socks of two colors, all you would need is three.
My grandson is about as many days as my daughter in weeks, and my grandson is as many months as I am in years. My grandson, my daughter, and I together are 120 years. Can you tell me my age in years ?
Age is just a number, so who cares?
2 Fathers and two sons go out hunting, each manage to down a bird and yet only three birds come home with them – how come?
They cooked one and ate it before leaving for home.
Provide two quotes that are about numbers please.
There is strength in numbers.
There is safety in numbers.
Provide the title of one song that is exclusively about quantities.
“25 or 6 to 4”
Add me to myself and multiply by 4. Divide me by 8 and you will have me once more. What number am I?
Okay, take any number and double it, then multiply by four and divide it by eight and you’re right back where you started. Even I know that. Duh!
How many 9’s are there between 1 and 100?
Let’s see: 9, 19, 29, 39, 49, 59, 69, 79, 89, and 90 thru 99, so 20 nines. Booyah!
Four years ago, Jenny was twice as old as Robert. Four years from now, Robert will be 3/4 of Jenny’s. How old is Jenny?
Old enough to stop playing stupid number games.
Why did six cry?
Because seven ate nine. 😱
Which number Apollo mission was the spaceflight that landed the first two men on the Moon?
Apollo 11, baby!
Who were the actors that starred in Apollo 13 and what year was it released?
Tom Hanks, Bill Paxton, Gary Sinise, Kevin Bacon, and Ed Harris. 1995.
Can you name 10 films with numbers in their titles?
- Twelve Monkeys
- The Fifth Element
- 18 Again
- 27 Dresses
- Three Amigos
- The Sixth Sense
- The Magnificent Seven
- 12 Angry Men
A Baker’s dozen is how many?
How many sculpted lions by Sir Edwin Landseer sit at the base of Trafalgar Square?
Just the right number, and I’m not lion to you.
What is ‘nine tenths of the law’?
The Crazy 88 feature in which film?
Who was the 35th President of the United States?