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7.08.2008

Determining Number and Sex Of Children

During a lull at the courthouse today, someone proclaimed that a pregnancy test (described above) has been 100% accurate. It's the craziest thing I've ever heard, but he/she/it said it had been foolproof every time it had been used.

I then asked the person if a pentagram was involved.

Look out if you go up to the courthouse, I think we've got some Deviltry going on.

36 comments:

Anonymous said...

Worked for me on both of my children!

Anonymous said...

My wife is a sonographer (takes the sonograms of the babies)... she swears by it too.

I dont buy it... at all.

Anonymous said...

Another test that a witch in Montreal Canada did on me when I was pregnant....Take the month you were sperminated(i.e. March-3)and the age you were when you got sperminated and add them together. Take that number and subtract 1 if the answer is odd it will be a boy, if it is even it will be a girl. YOu can even go back and and do previous pregnancies to see if it worked out. Unless you were drunk and don't remember spermination! Or spermination occured on your Birthday!!! Try it out. Use your fingers if necessary!

Anonymous said...

This would be sound medical advice-if we lived in Chiapas. Good grief, this is 2008 peoples! Ah rasa.

Anonymous said...

I used the liquid draino method and it was correct. Use equal amounts of liquid draino and the mom to be's urine - mix together in a glass jar - yellowish brown - girl, blueish - boy. It was 100% accurate for the 5 ladies in my prenatal class too!

Anonymous said...

Statistically, this method will "work" for a woman that has had 2 children 1 out of 4 times. With 2 children, the 4 possible out comes of this "testing" method are:

kid 1/kid 2

Right/Right
Right/Wrong
Wrong/Right
Wrong/Wrong

Same percentages would apply to any "testing" method that has a 50/50 outcome.

The odds for the method "working" correctly for 3 out of 3 children is 1 out of 8. 1 out of 16 to hit 4 in a row.

Double Fake Hit & Miss

Anonymous said...

Good grief,you people are killing me!!! AHHHHHHHHHH!!!! I"M surrounded by superstitious simpletons. I'm surrounded by ignorance. The room is spinning from all the moronity. Did I just make that word up? Look, I'm coining new words and you kids are convincing yourselves of nonsense an educated person would have scoffed at a hundred years ago.
I weep for the species

Anonymous said...

What happened to the days when you just looked to see if they had a stick or a nick?

Jarhead said...

Hey, here's a time-tested method of determining the sex of your child: wait till the friggin' kid is born then check its wedding tackle. 100% ak-rit ev'er tiiiiime!

Unless you give birth to Pat. then it's only 50/50.

P.S. I always (100% of the time) believe everything I read in emails.

Anonymous said...

How funny 4:21, but surely some intelligent being on sexes of babies will emerge on this board.

Sort of like Wordypile on politics.

zzzzzzzzzzz

Anonymous said...

I always thought if it was a Peter Paul it had nuts and Mounds it don't.

Anonymous said...

This is the method that Planned Parenthood uses to perform gender genocide. That's abortion for you people in Wise County.

Anonymous said...

Check to see if the stem was put on the apple. 60% of the time it works every time.

Anonymous said...

My mother, God rest her soul, would show this test even up to about when she passed away. Even after 8 children(6 boys, 2 girls) it would go through every single one of us in order. It is truly an amazing thing.

I have always been a skeptic of anything like this but I have seen it happen even with my wife. My mother did this trick on my wife before my first child was born and it accurately predicted each of my children. First a girl, then a boy. Only two.

You don't have to believe it, but it is cool to me!

Anonymous said...

Have the mom-to-be pick up a key. If she picks it up by the round end, it will be a boy. If she picks it up by the long end, it will be a girl. Should she pick it up at the middle, twins are on the way.

Anonymous said...

Ok, 4:15, since you seem to be a math magician, and I love you already for that, (because I'm a "word person", not a mathematical genius - right brain, left brain stuff): I'm working on this shopping cart website for someone. They want to offer a "six pack special" out of nine product choices. The shopping cart site will not allow us to do that, so we have to come up with all the possible combinations. So.....my question to you is: out of nine things, you can choose six. How many part numbers do I have to create to accommodate all the possible combinations of six out of nine?

Just typing that shiate gave me a headache, and I said to the customer, it can't be done with this shopping cart service, so let's just give the shoppers a coupon, and they agreed, so the deal is done, but I still wonder exactly how many choices of six you can get out of nine things. Please oblige.

Anonymous said...

Motorcycle death in Wise Co:

http://www.star-telegram.com/804/story/747291.html

-Daniel Howell

Anonymous said...

Uh, Barry could we get a good argument going about smoking or something? All this feel-good, light hearted banter about nothing is making me way gay (in a happy not sick ducking way). Oh shoot, I didn't engage in name calling there I hope, Allah (Mohammed rest his soul or whatever) forbid.

Anonymous said...

Okay 6:38 you freakin howeller monkey, the site you quote comes up dry. are you stupid or stoned? Next time get it right or get off the planet. I ain't got time for your incompetence. I need those mc deaths right first time every time you scum sucking leech

Anonymous said...

My wife wanted a girl and I told her the canine position was the best way to help ensure we had a girl...we had a boy, but it was fun while it lasted.

Anonymous said...

7:22-Barry says no more hurt words

Anonymous said...

That pencil trick does work. We have used it in our family for years. 100% right.

Anonymous said...

God bless you Barry, sir, for restoring order on this family forum. I know commenters have good in their hearts, and with just a little help from soon to be saints such as yourself we can all enjoy the fruits of polite discourse now. Why, the Muslims will soon follow your sainted example and all of the world's problems will soon vanish as dust in the wind. We have known all along that liberalism is and always will be the world's salvation. Thank you again for shining your precious light upon the humble confines of Wise County, Texas. IMAGINE! today a county, tomorrow------- Zimbabwe

GODSPEED IN YOUR HOLY MISSION

Anonymous said...

If the mother's age at conception and the year of conception are both even or both odd, the baby is a girl. If one is even and one is odd, the baby is a boy.

mzchief said...

Of course people will believe this lunacy. Usually 25 percent of the population will believe ANYTHING which explains why so many people are voting for "hope" and "change" being promised by Obama who claims he's bringing a "different kind of politics to Washington" and the sheeple never stop to look at the facts and realize the different kind politics is SOCIALISM to be paid for with the increased taxes stolen from hard working Americans.

There are gullible people EVERYWHERE.

Albert einstein in drag said...

As much as it pains me to agree with MZ, she's generally right in her assessment. I think the percentage of fools is a lot higher though.

Anonymous said...

Barry, I bet you'll get the same number of people "swearing" that it works if you post...

1) How string and voodoo removed a wart; or

2) How a person (local shaman or drunk uncle) they used was able to "witch" for underground water with a stick.

Anonymous said...

I think these "old wives tales" are great and should be repeated and preserved.
That is until I realise people actually believe in them.
Then a cold chill goes down my back and I cry a little inside for my rasa.

Anonymous said...

Hey 8:51
Water well witching does work, can't be just any stick, must be a peach tree limb. As for the warts, just wash the wart with your mother's dirty dish rag, then bury it (the dish rag), warts gone in about 2 days.

Karla said...

No one, not even a doctor, can determine the sex of a baby at 3 mos. I call bullshit from the get-go.

Anonymous said...

5:47

I'm happy to oblige.

Now you are getting into what are called factorials, which is shown like this, 9!, that is referred to as 9 factorial. The value of this number is 9x8x7x6x5x4x3x2x1=362,880 (that's for those keeping score at home).

Now, let's just talk through your problem....

Assuming a person MUST pick at least 6 items(let's call them bundles for our purposes), if my possible population is 9, how many combinations of 6 can I get? The formula is 9!/(9-6)!

We calculated 9! previously (see above) so (9-6)! = 3! = 3x2x1 = 6.

Now we divide 362,880 by 6 and we get 60,480 as the number of possible 6 item bundles out of a population of 9 items.

Whataburger is running an ad on the radio talking about the possible number of unique burgers that can be ordered at their stores. They are following a similar formula to make that calculation. The Texas Lottery odds of winning calculations on the back of the play ticket use this same formula.

Here is a Wiki ref. for you to use.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lottery_mathematics

Thanks to Smokin' Don Majka, among others, for keeping math and statistics interesting for me.

Double Fake Wile E. Coyote, Resident Genius
(RFDF)

Anonymous said...

For the record, 60,480 is the correct answer assuming the exact order of the 6 items matters. If the order does NOT matter, the formula changes to 9!/(6!x(9-6)!) which results in a much more sensible number of possible bundle combinations, which would be 84.

362,880 / (720 x 6)
362,880 / 4320 = 84

RFDF

Anonymous said...

MzChef, Don't forget to teach your kids spanish.

Anonymous said...

Hang a gold pendant (preferably one the mother wears often) over the palm of the mother’s hand. If the pendant moves in a circular motion, it will be a girl. If it swings back and forth, a boy is on the way.

Anonymous said...

Woooooooo..........2:22 and 3:03 PM - I'm guessing you are one and the same. 2:22 didn't give me the answer I was expecting, but I was thrilled to read about the Whataburger combination thing, and totally appreciate all your work - I hope it was easy for you. That math stuff makes me want to off myself, or at least drink great quantities of intoxicating fluids.

3:03 did give me the correct answer, or what I was looking for - 84. I asked some other math magician the same, and they sent me a page full of formulas, and the answer was 84.

Gawd, do you people have a life? Don't be offended. I don't know what we would do without you....hopefully you are a teacher, and are enlightening our young 'uns about such things. 84 also made me thing about Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy, and how the answer to all life's questions was 42.........84 divided by 2 equals 42........woooooooooooo!

Thanks y'all! Again, I am glad my customer decided to go with the coupon.........

Anonymous said...

what happens if the pencil bounces does that mean the baby can't decide and turns out to be a "SHIM" ??? that is what my great great great great granny thought so that is what it means!!! lmao...

barry can you please start a blog about why a mother dog has 8different kinds of puppies and every one looks like their daddy!