Copied from http://yerjoking.net/2010/02/mathematical-logic/. It's done rounds in forwards for ages, still want to post it here.
What makes 100%? What does it mean to give more than 100%?
Ever wonder about those people who say they are giving more than 100%?
We have all been to those meetings where someone wants you to give more than 100%. How about achieving 103%?
What makes up 100% in life?
To assist with these questions, we provide here, a formula:
Assign each of the letters of the alphabet the values 1 through 26. So, A=1, B=2, C=3 and so on.
Now, let’s look at those words:
8+1+18+4+23+15+18+11 = 98%
11+14+15+23+12+5+4+7+5 = 96%
1+20+20+9+20+21+4+5 = 100%
2+21+12+12+19+8+9+20 = 103%
1+19+19+11+9+19+19+9+14+7 = 118%
So, one can conclude with mathematical certainty, that while Hard Work andKnowledge will get you close, and Attitude will get you there, it’s the Bullshit and Ass Kissing that will put you over the top.
Unfortunately, I have to agree. Tried 1, 2, 3 ... always always overtaken by 4 & 5.