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A man was telling me on a particular occasion, “The day before yesterday I was 35 years old and next year I will turn 38.” How can this be?

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The mans birthday is December 31 and he was talking on January 1. Hes 36 now, the day before yesterday he was 35, this calendar year he will turn 37, and next calendar year he will turn 38.

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