OK, KFWB Smart People, how does this work?

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  1. Punki
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    It appears it focuses on multiples of 9 narrowing down the selection field.

    10 = 10 - 1 - 0 =9
    11 = 11 -1 -1 = 9
    12 = 12 -2-1 = 9
    ........

    20 = 20-2-1=18
    21= 21-2-1= 18

    Still working on the rest since it has not been wrong yet!
     
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    Yep, each time it fills the multiples of 9 with the same answer so it's never wrong.
     
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    Yeah, my shop guys figured it out. With the fields changing with each click it is easy to get tricked. :D
     
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    Well, that was silly.

    Here's the deal.

    You take your 2-digit number. which is 10n+m.

    You remove an n and an m.

    You get 9n. All the multiples of 9 are keyed
    to "refrigerator magnet."

    I will in all probability never think of a
    refrigerator magnet, but, what the hey,
    different strokes.
     
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    Oh, not being a smart people, what means KFWB?
     
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    Kentucky Fried Wasabi Beans
     
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    i guess i'm not smart
     
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    Decades ago, when I was going to school in SoCal, long before the internet (Bill Gates must have been in kindergarten), they used to have this "Smart People" contest on KFWB, a local radio station.

    "KFWB Smart People" was part of our lexicon, along with phrases like "Bitchin" and "Keep on Truckin". It still creeps into my vocabulary from time to time. Things like that happen to you when you live a long, long time. ;)
     
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    The tricky thing about this one is that the answers to the multiples of nine change every time you click, so it takes a little bit longer to see what's happening, making it seem like a mystery for a little while.

    I like the games a lot better while they are still mysteries.
     
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    Punki, if I remember it, and I do, it was not really very long ago. I was born in a very large, then mostly unpopulated, county adjacent to LA county, and several others actually. Since you are presumably a Native Son (why are we all Native Sons even if we are daughters?) yourself you get only likes for knowing what county that is, not more http://www.calnative.org/
     
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    Oh it was a West Coast thing. Us East Coasters were too busy jacking cars, smoking cigarettes and singing acapella doo-wop on street corners [​IMG]
     
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    What do you think we were doing? Our cigarettes "smelled funny" according to some people
     
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    Well at least we were smart enough not to admit it by saying so on the InterWeb. [​IMG]
     
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    Admit what? Those of 'us' who grew up in Indonesia are familiar with clove cigarettes. they most definitely taste funny. Did you not know that is what I meant? Oh, I did not grow up in Indonesia? Right, that must have been another ex-smoker.
     
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    Yes, of course, that was what I was talking about. [wink, wink, nudge, nudge]
     
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    What is this wink, wink, nudge, nudge business? Have you some ulterior motive? I am innocent and that is what I told the police too.
     
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    You were born in several different counties? Wow, things were different back then!
     
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    Yes we moved a lot. I may be drinking too much Devassa.
     
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    For all I know, the KFWB Smart People contest may have gone on for years and years after I left in 1968. I was not a native but just passed through for a period of six years, soaking up an education along the way. It was a glorious place for a young person in the early 60s. ;) I had long blonde hair, a convertible and a bikini--what more did I need?

    Of the four counties that abutt LA--Ventura, Kern, San Bernardino and Orange--I suspect Orange has grown the most dramatically, but Ken was probably the least populated at the time, and probably still is. ;) Since, however, you say your county itself was large, my guess will be San Bernardino. .

    So how many likes does that get me? ;)
     
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    KFWB is still here in Southern California.

    The Smart People, however, have long ago left for greener pastures.
     
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    leaving you to hold down the fort
     
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    That's what I was thinking, Cholula. :) Seattle has proven to be the perfect place for us.
     
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