Oh, goody. Another math problem went viral on Facebook.
Once again math and problem-solving have snuck their way into the one place where they do not belong.
We are not on Facebook to use our brains, people! We are there expressly to not make our brains do any work.
We want to mindlessly like, love, laugh, cry, and angry-face posts about politics or dresses with dubious color schemes or anything else.
But noooooo. That was just asking too much, wasn't it? Now we've got this damn math problem to deal with.
This tricky little bugger comes courtesy of Facebook user Randall Jones.
He posted it earlier this week with a very simple comment: 1 in 1,000 will answer this correctly.
Well! If there's anything that causes a viral explosion on Facebook quicker than an actual virus outbreak, it's challenging people and letting them know that they might not be smart enough to solve something correctly.
And, sure enough, this "maths" problem has gone viral, and hard.
We say "maths" because the problem even made it all the way to the UK's Telegraph, which answered the problem.
Have you tried to answer it yet? Give it a shot! People are getting all sorts of crazy answers.
Give it one or two tries. Stare at the screen until your brain implodes. Or your eyes go dry and commence to bleeding.
Give it a shot!
Have you tried yet?
Okay. Now we'll let you read the answer. Let's see how you did.
How did you do?
We'll admit it: we did not all do so well over here at The Daily Buzz. But we don't feel too bad about it. Our job is to write about the troubling math problems that spread across social media like wildfire. It is not our job to solve them!
We leave that to people like you. People at difficult, smart-people jobs. Ones who need a break from the complexity and go to the internet to rest their brains... only to see that everyone is talking about a complicated math problem that they now must solve.
Welp! Hope you enjoyed your break from work. Get back to your job. You've slacked enough for today.