Tuesday, November 15, 2005

A lesson in arithmetics, the German way

Here's a quick test, taken from real-life here in Germany:

One political party wants to increase the VAT from 16% to 18%. Another party wants to keep it where it is. These two parties form a governing coalition.

Question: Where do they meet?

If you guessed 17%, you're wrong. Right answer: 19%.

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