Roughly two years ago, Singaporeans were taken by surprise when Cheryl gave two boys a difficult riddle to solve when asked about her birthday.
Who is this Cheryl?
A made-up character in this mind-boogling question intended for Primary 5 students.
Netizens were not able to guess her birthday and instead launched an attack on Cheryl’s character.
What is the solution then?
According to The Straits Times, the answer is July 16.
And oh, it is not actually meant for Primary 5 students.
Mr Henry Ong, founder of Singapore and Asian Schools Math Olympiads, told The Straits Times that it was meant for Secondary 3 students who took part in the Math Olympiad that year.
This question got so famous that it was covered by The Guardian, amongst many others foreign publications.
Heck, even CNN has a video explaining the solution.
For me, if you were to hide your birthday date behind a series of convoluting hints, rest assured that you can forget about me remembering the date.
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