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#369094 - 11/08/07 08:20 AM Get up how many times?
ThomsonsPier Offline

Registered: 06/24/04
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Loc: Reading, UK
Assuming starting position is standing, how can you get up eight times whilst only falling down seven?

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#369095 - 11/08/07 08:36 AM Re: Get up how many times? [Re: ThomsonsPier]
MattJ Offline
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Registered: 11/25/04
Posts: 15634
Loc: York PA. USA's like 8:35AM here. I hate math.

*kicks TP in the sack for his early morning math insolence*
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#369096 - 11/08/07 08:42 AM Re: Get up how many times? [Re: MattJ]
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You can't get up from a standing position.

#369097 - 11/08/07 08:38 PM Re: Get up how many times? [Re: oldman]
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*kicks TP in the sack twice for asking this mathematical question*

No more math!

-Taison out

*kicks TP in the sack again just to make sure he doesn't ask again*
I got two fists.. Don't make me use my head as well!

#369098 - 11/08/07 08:55 PM Re: Get up how many times? [Re: Taison]
Crash Offline
Buckle up!

Registered: 08/17/04
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ahh I remember the saying now. "nana karobi ya oki" (sorry for crappy spelling that may not be right) my step-dad used to say it alot. but he'd say it like "seven times down, eight times up" I didn't know till years later it had to do with falling. I always just assumed it meant screw 7! 8 is better!
Even though you only have two arms you can still block with your forearms.

#369099 - 11/08/07 10:40 PM Re: Get up how many times? [Re: ThomsonsPier]
evad74 Offline

Registered: 01/24/07
Posts: 114
Loc: Qld, Australia
climb a ladder?

Or after falling and getting up 7 times, gently lower yourself to the ground instead of "falling", then get back up.

#369100 - 11/08/07 11:05 PM Re: Get up how many times? [Re: evad74]
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*Jumps in to kick TP in the sack just because it seems like a fun idea.....

#369101 - 11/08/07 11:46 PM Re: Get up how many times? [Re: ThomsonsPier]
grumbleweed Offline

Registered: 08/12/06
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does viagra figure in the answer somehow?!
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#369102 - 11/08/07 11:51 PM Re: Get up how many times? [Re: grumbleweed]
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#369103 - 11/09/07 12:19 AM Re: Get up how many times? [Re: aikiuke]
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Registered: 12/01/02
Posts: 585
Loc: Fort Wayne, IN
stand up for the first time (once up)
fall down get back up (once down twice up)
fall down get back uo (twice down 3 times up)
fall down get back up (3 times down 4 times up)
fall down get back up (4 times down 5 times up)
fall down get back up (5 times down 6 times up)
fall down get back up (6 times down 7 times up)
fall down get back up (7 times down 8 times up)

Of course you were born down, before you got up the first time. So overall you were down 8 times and up 8 times. But the saying is "if you fall down 7 times get up 8 times.
The first time down wasn't a fall.
If you fall down 7 timees and don't get up for the 8th time, it's all over.

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