A New Competition (#2)

Sadly after 25 hours no one has got the first question right in my previous competition. You can still enter the original competition it if you like.

The four questions in my new completion are below the rules (at the bottom of this post).

The questions for my new competition are easy to answer … but will your answers be right?

Remember to include the question with each answer when you email your answer to Alan. Don’t post any answers here.

Remember the questions are below the rules!


  1. Email your answers one at a time (anytime after the questions have a link above) to me using my Contact page.
  2. You must start with question 1 and answer each question in order. i.e. 1,2,3,4,5,6.
  3. You cannot try the next question until Alan confirms you have got your current question right (starting with question 1).
  4. You must include the question with your answer (copy and paste the question).
  5. Alan’s answers are final (unless you can prove him wrong).
  6. There is not a prize (only bragging rights and a certificate). Daud and Fiona have generously provided a picture of a chocolate fish with a bite out of the end if you would like one :).
  7. No cheating from the Internet.
  8. Don’t post any answers here.

Good luck- the answers are not obvious to most people.

Enjoy 🙂

Here are the questions:

Q1. First Question:
You are participating in a race. You overtake the second person. What
position are you in?

Q2. Second Question:
If you overtake the last person, then you are, ?

Q3. Third Question:
Very tricky! Note: This must be done in your head only.
Do NOT use paper and pencil.If you do,it no longer count as IQ test.
How many nines(9) are between 1 and 100 ?

Q4. Fourth Question:
Mary’s father has five daughters: 1. Nana, 2. Nene, 3. Nini, 4. Nono.
What is the name of the fifth daughter?

Please don’t put your answers in this blog.




Slow start to the competition

What sort of race is this?

Over twenty hours from the start and no one has so far got the first question right. New competitors are still welcome. See the competition here.

The clock has had twenty occasions to strike the hour. No one has worked out how long it took to strike nine. Sadly the Neighbourly Challenge has got off to a really slow start. The snails wish they had not got out of the well. Most competitors are less than half a lizard-length from the start. This should not surprise most punters since most Neighbourly members never get past the first post. Many competitors failed to get to the starting line. Sam-I-Am ‘s logic is always massively flawed (no air-quotes needed around massively). Fritter’s logic was fried when his diabetes was problematic after he tried to lick the chocolate off a chocky fish on the computer screen. Neighbully is down again. En-Tee was another non-starter. This nag could never solve anything except by brute-force. Careener is reported to have been delayed trying to stop her fur-babies from trying to eat rats. Frosty is still in hospital. Scaredy-Kat as usual is afraid to get out of the starting box. Shrek’s-Mate ran out of steam trying to get to the start-line. Not much to say about this since she appears to have disabled all commentary. Rumour has it she is still Fiona-looking for the start line. Dawdle (aka Dowdle) was never going to be fast. Robyn Hood never had a chance of giving anything to the poor punters but at least made an attempt to get over the first hurdle. There appears to be a rumour about a doping scandal. A letter about p or something affecting her memory.