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Puzzle ID:#49637
Fun:** (2.1)
Difficulty:* (0.48)
Category:Trick
Submitted By:Panther91Aus*****!

 

 

 



Angela made a bet with her friend Alex. The bet was that Angela would win $50 if she could say the alphabet in reverse within 5 seconds. If not, Alex would win $50. Angela walked away fifty bucks richer. How did she do it?


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RRAMMOHAN*in*
Oct 18, 2012

Quite a clever one!
ThinksForFun*
Oct 18, 2012

Or why not Angela says, "the alphabet in reverse"?
Marpleen*
Oct 19, 2012

Very easy but fun It's like when Dave says to Dan "Say goodnight, Dan" so Dan says "Goodnight Dan"
abbylee123*us*
Oct 19, 2012

thats cool... i thought that angela would say the alphabet backwards!!
annie9698**
Oct 19, 2012

I agree with thinksforfun... say "the alphabet in reverse within 5 seconds"
Zag24Aus*
Oct 20, 2012

Or, she could just do what was implied. I just checked, I can say, "zyxwvutsrqponmlkjihgfedcba" (saying the name of each letter) in a smidge under 4 seconds. It actually flows better backwards than forwards: tee-essarcupeeohenem is easier than emenohpeecue-are-esstee, for instance.
boodlerAgb*
Oct 23, 2012

I agree; "the alphabet in reverse" or "alphabet the". Prefer the first.
30angel100Aus*
Nov 08, 2012

Too easy.
HABS2933Aca*
Dec 09, 2012

I too thought that she just actually recited the alphabet backwards. I (along with many other ppl I know who also have East Coast roots) learned the alphabet backwards as children. In fact most of us knew it backwards months before we knew it forward. I can still recite it faster in reverse than I can in the "proper order"
Quocalimar*
Jan 09, 2013

Nice one, not too easy like one guy said, it's just for the simpler side of braingle.
ThePurpleTurtleca*
Feb 09, 2013

Great teaser!! I thought the answer was thaat she said "The alphabet in reverse", but it's still gre
Candi7tus**
Mar 28, 2013

I agree with ThinksForFun
bunnymothert
Jun 20, 2013

The answer could also be "the alphabet in reverse".
eighsseAus*
Jul 28, 2013

Or, she could even just say "teb-uh-fla uth."
"Fla" being pronounced like "flag" without the -g, and "uth" being pronounced as "other" without the -er.
That would more accurately be "reverse."
SaraGracetus*
Jul 30, 2013

I lol about this one
sciencesteventus*
Apr 15, 2014

She could've said "The alphabet in reverse."
ismartguyAus*
May 12, 2014

Am i he only one who noticed that in the teaser it says: " if not,she will get 50$"????
ismartguyAus*
May 12, 2014

nvm. BRAIN FART

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