30 Second Challenge

  Curio 17:05 03 Jun 2008
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in the Daily Mail. Supposed to sharpen the brain. I have a go daily and zoom through the easy question. Intermediate and Advanced brings me down to a crawl. There is no way I can beat the time Specs. Maths is not my strong point and though I can stumble through these problems it is not possible for me in the recommended time. Anyone beat the system?

  DANZIG 17:14 03 Jun 2008

They melt my brain as well.

As you say, the first one I find pretty easy but the other two, well, I give up after a while.

Bit of a cop - out, I know, but me and the other half are generally in the pub when we do them so there are normally weightier issues to deal with......

  Earthsea 17:16 03 Jun 2008

click here

I got the advanced one in about 30 seconds, obviously.

  Earthsea 17:19 03 Jun 2008

Oh, I was supposed to do the intermediate one as well. Didn't do that.

  Pineman100 17:33 03 Jun 2008

I did all three puzzles, drank a glass of water backwards and invented cold fusion.

Next...?

  Curio 17:54 03 Jun 2008

Truth Test? :o)

  Pineman100 18:55 03 Jun 2008

I'm probably not quite so good at that one. :o(

  Stuartli 20:18 03 Jun 2008

The other half does this challenge and has done virtually all the Mail's crosswords and puzzles as well, long before I even open an eye.

  robgf 01:03 04 Jun 2008

Quite good fun, I did the first two in under 30 seconds with no problems, the advanced took about 45.
But then I spent two minutes looking for the answers....................

  natdoor 09:56 04 Jun 2008

This is a classic catch 22 because no-one with the ability to do this in the time would read the Mail.

  Stuartli 10:18 04 Jun 2008

Sorry, but it's the people who read the Mail who are most likely to have the ability to successfully achieve the challenge.

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