Monday, August 13, 2007

Birthday wishes

I was wondering if you can game the birthday-wishes system. We all know that you're supposed to make a secret wish before you blow out your candles. If you blow the candles out in one breath, your wish is supposed to come true. But if you tell anyone your wish, it won't come true. My question is, does telling someone the wish guarantee that it won't come true, or does it just nullify the wish? And, is the motive force of blowing out your candles greater than the negative power of telling someone the wish? That is, if you want to get married, are you better off wishing to get married and blowing out all of your candles, or are your odds better if you wish to stay single and blow out all your candles, but then tell someone your wish?

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