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Teaser 2

A man goes into a fancy restaurant on the top floor of a high rise. He
orders the Albatross soup. After he takes one bite, he jumps out the
window and kills himself.

Why?



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                                                    The Answer!

       The man, the man's wife, and one other guy survived a ship wreck. The
         three people were marooned on a desert island for a long time. They
       survived on the bits of food they could find. One day the other guy says
     he will make dinner for everybody. The man comes to dinner, but he could
      not find his wife. The man enjoyed the dinner so much he asked the other
         guy what it was. The other guy said it was Albatross. Eventually the
    two men are rescued and the man was very sad that he never found his wife.

          When the man gets back to civilization, he goes into a restaurant and
         orders Albatross. When he tastes the food the waiter brings he realizes

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         that he has never eaten Albatross in his life. At that moment he knows
        that he ate his wife on the desert island. Then he jumps out the window
                                     and kills himself.



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Teaser 3

A rich old Arab has three sons. When he died, he willed his 17 camels to the sons,
to be divided as follows: First Son to get 1/2 of the camels Second Son to get
1/3rd of the camels Third Son to get 1/9th of the camels. The sons are sitting
there trying to figure out how this can possibly be done, when a very old wise
man goes riding by. They stop him and ask him to help them solve their problem.
Without hesitation he divides the camels properly and continues riding on his
way. How did he do it?




                                                    The Answer!
                The old man temporarily added his camel to the 17, making a total of 18 camels.

                                                                   1/2 = 9

                                                                   1/3 = 6

                                                                   1/9 = 2

                           for a total of 17. He then takes his camel back and rides away......




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Teaser 4

An old parchment describes the location of buried treasure thus:
"On the island there are only two trees, A and B, and the remains of a
gallows. Start at the gallows and count the steps required to walk in a
straight line to tree A. At the tree turn 90 degrees to the left and
then walk forward the same number of steps. At the point where you top
drive a spike into the ground. Now return to the gallows and walk in
a straight line, counting your steps, to tree B. When you reach the
tree, turn 90 degrees to the right and take the same number of steps
forward, placing another spike at the point where you stop. Dig at
the point exactly halfway between the spikes and you will find the
treasure."
However, our hero when he gets to the island finds the gallows
missing. Is there any way he can still get to the treasure?



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      A simple experiment with a ruler and paper shows that any position for
    the gallows leads to the same point. However, it can be proven with a bit of
                                  vector algebra...

                                       (best viewed with fixed width font)

        Define a square grid with its origin at tree A (herein point A) tree B at
                    (0,1). Gallows G exist at arbitrary point (x,y).

                                        The walk from G -> A == (-x,-y)
                                       The walk from G -> B == (-x,-y+1)

          Let A* denote the position after turning left at tree A, and B* denote
                   the position reached after turning right at tree B.

                                       The walk from A -> A* == (+y,-x)
                                       The walk from B -> B* == (-y+1,x)
                                         (not entirely obvious, but true!)

                           The walk from G -> A* == (G -> A) + (A -> A*)
                                          == (-x+y , -x-y )

                           The walk from G -> B* == (G -> B) + (B -> B*)
                                        == (-x-y+1 , x-y+1)

                         The walk from A* -> B* == (G -> B*) - (G -> A*)
                                  == (-x-y+1+x-y , x-y+1+x+y )
                                         == (1-2y , 1+2x)

     Now, the walk to the treasure is (A->A*) + .5(A*->B*) since the treasure
                             is half way from A* to B*

                                             == (+y,-x) + .5(1-2y , 1+2x)
                                               == (+y+.5-y , -x+.5+x)
                                                      == (.5,.5)

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     So stand at A, walk half way to B, turn RIGHT and walk the same distance
                           straight ahead. Get digging.....



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Teaser 6

How much dirt is in a hole that is 3 ft deep, and 6 inches
in diameter?



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                                                   The Answer!

               None. A hole only has air in it, no dirt. Sorry that was an easy one!



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Teaser 8

Two boxers are in a boxing match (regular boxing,
not kick boxing). The fight is scheduled for 12 rounds but ends
after 6 rounds, after one boxer knocks out the other boxer. Yet
no man throws a punch. How is this possible?




                                                   The Answer!

                                                 They are female boxers.



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Teaser 9

In 1990, a person is 15 years old. In 1995 that same person
is 10 years old. How is this possible?
Yesterdays Solution




                                                   The Answer!

                                                    The dates are in BC .



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Teaser 10

There are 3 black hats and 2 white hats in a box. Three men (we will call them
A, B, & C) each reach into the box and place one of the hats on his own head.
They cannot see what color hat they have chosen. The men are situated in a way
that A can see the hats on B & C's heads, B can only see the hat on C's head
and C cannot see any hats.

When A is asked if he knows the color of the hat he is wearing, he says no.

When B is asked if he knows the color of the hat he is wearing he says no.

When C is asked if he knows the color of the hat he is wearing he says yes and
he is correct.

What color hat and how can this be?

There is no play on words and there are no tricks. If I used had instead of has
it is purely accidental.



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                              A must not see two white hats
          on B & C, or he would know his own must be black. So his answer
          establishes that at least one of the hats on B & C is black. If B saw
        that C was wearing a white hat, then B would know his own was black.
          Since B could not say that truthfully, then C must be wearing black
                               and he answers so correctly.



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Teaser 11

A census taker approaches a house and asks the woman who
answers the door,"How many children do you have, and what
are their ages?"

Woman: "I have three children, the product of their ages are
36, the sum of their ages are equal to the address of the
house next door."

The census taker walks next door, comes back and says, "I
need more information."

The woman replies, "I have to go, my oldest child is
sleeping upstairs."

Census taker: "Thank you, I have everything I need."

Question: What are the ages of each of the three children?



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 The Reason the census taker could not figure out the childrens ages is because,
   even with knowing the number on the house next door there were still two
   possibilities. The only way that the product could be 36 and still leave two
    possibilities is if the sum equals 13. These possibilities being 9+2+2 and
 6+6+1. When the home owner stated that her "Oldest" child is sleeping she was
   giving ths census taker the fact that there is an "oldest." The childrens ages
                                    are 9,2, &2.



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Teaser 12

A man has recently escaped from prison and is making his way home on foot. He
is
walking along a straight rural country lane in bright daylight. He has walked
about two miles from the prison, when he sees a police car coming toward him.
Despite knowing that all squads would be out looking for him, he ran towards the
car for a short while, and only when he was about ten feet away, did he turn and
run into the woods to hide.
Why did he run towards the police car?



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                                                    The Answer!

           The man is on a bridge when he spots the police car. He's more than
           halfway across, so the quickest way off the bridge is to run forward.



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Teaser 13

A heavy truck reaches the edge of a desert which is 400 km wide.
It must cross this region, but the vehicle averages only 1 km per
litre of fuel, and the total fuel capacity (including extra
containers) is only 180 litres, so fuel dumps must be established in
the desert in order to make it across.

There's plenty of fuel available at the edge of the desert, and you
can set up as many fuel dumps as you like. But with proper
forethought, what is the least amount of fuel required for the truck
to reach the other side?
(Forewarned is half an octopus - this is not quite as easy as it might
seem to be... unless you approach it from the right direction.)



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                                                    The Answer!

        The "easy" (ha!) way to solve this problem is to work it backwards. A
       diagram would help, but that would make my explanation more difficult,
                           so activate your imaginations.

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          Consider the greatest distance our truck can travel before all fuel is
            used: it's 180 km. (1 unit fuel (litre) = 1 unit distance (km)) The
          optimum solution will have the truck using its last dribble of fuel as
           it arrives at its destination. Therefore, the last leg will be 180 km.


            This means that the last (Z) fuel dump must contain sufficient fuel
           from previous trips plus what's onboard at the last trip to equal 180.
               In order to get 180 units of fuel to Z, at least 2 other trips are
          required from some prior dump location. It is safe to assume that the
             truck made one round trip starting with a full load and returned
              empty, and that it also made a final one-way trip starting with
              another full load of 180. (And we don't need to be warp-space
          scientists to figure out that at least one (hmmm..., why's that, Lem?)
                                additional trip was necessary.

           In order to cache 180 total units of fuel at this site, the truck used
           an additional 180 units for travel in three trips, each of which was
          60 km. (180/3) This requires that the quantity of fuel at the previous
           Dump Location = 360. (I'd like to think that there are many mental
             light bulbs popping on out there... "Oh. Sure. That means...")

          Moving right along (in a reverse direction, of course,) the previous
        dump must have had enough fuel cached plus enough for the travel to
         z-1. Using the same method, this requires five trips minimum. We're
          limited by that 180 fuel capacity, remember, so the further back we
          go, the shorter will be the distances and the more numerous will be
       the trips between fuel dumps. Hence, the distance to Dump z-2 is 180/5
                              = 36 km. See the pattern yet?

                 Working backwards, we've traveled 180*1 + 60*3 + 36*5...

            The method of solution was the real puzzle, not the actual answer.


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Teaser 13

Two men were being tried for murder. The jury found one man guilty and the
other innocent. The judge turned to the guilty man and said, "Even though your
guilt has been established, the law compels me to set you free." How could such a
bizarre judgement occur?



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                                                   The Answer!

                                               They were siamese twins!



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Teaser 15

If there are fifteen crows on a fence and the farmer shoots a third of them, how
many are left?
(source: Carmen Green, 9th grader living in Arizona)



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                                                   The Answer!
Zero crows are left. The crows all flew away when they heard the farmer shooting
                                      his gun.



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Teaser 16

Four blindfolded girls were each given an identical box, containing
different colored balls. One contained 3 black balls; one contained
2 black balls and 1 white ball; one contained 1 black ball and 2
white balls; and the fourth contained 3 white balls. Each box had
a label on it reading "Three Black" or "Two Black, One White" or
"One Black, Two White" or "Three White." The girls were told that
none of the four labels correctly discribed the contents of the box
to which it was attached. Each girl was told, in turn, to draw
2 balls from her box, at which point her blindfold was removed
so that she could see the 2 balls in her hand and the label on the
box assigned to her. She was given the task of trying to guess the
color of the ball remaining in her box.
As each girl drew balls from her box, their colors were
announced for all the girls to hear; but the girls cold not see the
the labels on any other box other than their own.
The first girl, having drawn 2 black balls, announced: "I know
the color of the third ball." The second girl drew 1 white and 1 black
ball, and similarly stated: "I know the color of the third ball."
The third girl withdrew 2 white balls, looked at her label, and said:
"I can't tell the color of the third ball." Finally, the fourth girl
declared: " I don't need to remove my blindfold or any balls from
my box, and yet I know the color of all three. What's more, I know
the color of the third ball in each of your boxes as well."
The first three girls were amazed by the fourth girl's
assertion and promptly challenged her. She proceeded to indentify the
contents of each box correctly. How?


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                                                    The Answer!
          Once a girl removed 2 balls from her box, she narrowed the possible
            combinations in her box to 2. If she was able to deduce the color
              of the third ball, it must have been because the label on her box
             showed one of the two possible combinations, forcing the actual
               contents to be the other combination- remember, all the boxes
                                    were incorrectly labeled.
                 The first girl's box contained either BBB or WBB, and it's
          label must have read either WBB or BBB for her to have guessed the
             color of the third ball. Similarly, the second girl's box must have
               contained either WBB or WBW, with it's label reading either
                                        WBW or WBB.
          The third girl's box must have contained either WWW or WBW- but
            her box couldn't be labled with either of these, otherwise she, too,
                 would have been able to deduce the color of her third ball.
                   The only distribution satisfying all these conditions is:


                                                   GIRL 1 2 3 4
                                               LABEL WBB WBW BBB
                                                ACTUAL BBB WBB ?

               The fourth girl instantly realized that her box must have been
          labeled WWW; since it could not actually contained WWW, the third
           girl's box must have contained that combination, leaving her (fourth
                                girl's) box to contain WBW.
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Teaser 17

Here is a rather simple question with a "yes" or "no" answer.
It just happens to be phrased in a roundabout way, but that shouldn't
disturb you if you can find a way to reduce it to it's fundamentals.
This can be done in three steps, leading to your rephrasing the
question in such simple terms that the answer is immedeately apparent.
Now go ahead.

"If the puzzle you solved before you solved the puzzle you
solved after you solved the puzzle you solved before you
solved this one, was harder than the puzzle you solved after
you solved the puzzle you solved before you solve this one,
was the puzzle you solved before you solved this one harder than this one?"

Yes or no??



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   (1) The one you did after the one you did before this one IS this one. In other

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words: (2)"....the puzzle you solved after you solved the puzzle you solved before
  you solved this one" IS this one. (3) Hence the question may be rephrased this
 way: "If the puzzle you solved before this one was harder than THIS ONE, was
the puzzle you solved before this one harder than THIS ONE?" (4) The answer to
                          this question is obviously YES.



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Teaser 18

You are ill and travelling down a road to the hospital. You reach a
fork in the road and find a pair of identical twin boys standing
there. One of the twins always tells the truth and the other twin
always lies. You are allowed to direct only one question to one of
the twins, and as such you will be assured of the correct road to the
hospital. What is your question and to whom?



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                                                    The Answer!
 You ask either of the twins "If I asked your twin which path to take to get to the
hospital, which way would he tell me to go?" And then I would go in the opposite
                        path of the one I'm told. Because:

1) If I'm talking to the truth telling twin, then he will tell me what his twin would
       say, which would be a lie. So the direction indicated would be wrong.


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  2) If I'm talking to the lying twin, then he would lie about what his twin would
  say, which would be the truth. So the lying twin would still indicate the wrong
                                          path.



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Teaser 19

The owner of the local bank found a $50 bill lying in the gutter; he
picked it up and made a note of its serial number. Later that day his
wife mentioned that they owed the butcher $50, so the banker used the
bill he'd found to settle up with the butcher. The butcher used it to
pay a farmer; the farmer in turned used it to pay his feedstock
supplier; and the feedstock supplier used it to pay his laundry bill.
The laundryman used it to pay off his $50 overdraft at the local bank.
The banker recognized the bill as being the one he had found in the
gutter, but als noticed, on closer examination, that it was a fake. By
now, it had been used to settle $250 worth of debts. What was lost?



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                                                    The Answer!
                Since the counterfeit note was used in every transaction, they are

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              all invalid. Therefore, everybody stands in the same position to
            his/her creditor as before the banker picked up the counterfeit note.



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Teaser 20

The following is an easy type of substitution cryptogram (each letter
standing for a different letter--the same substitution each time).

UR UA NYXG RII GIR RI SI

RGWAW RGUBFA EUFGR BIQ

a result of this series of transactions, and by whom?



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                                                    The Answer!

            IT IS MUCH TOO HOT TO DO THESE THINGS RIGHT NOW!



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Teaser 23

How many common four letter English words can you make from the
letters EANM using all the letters in each word?



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                                                   The Answer!

                                       MANE,MEAN,AMEN, and NAME



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Teaser 24

Jill offered Jack the following bet: she said she would toss 3 pennies
in the air, and if they fell all heads or all tails she would give him
$1. If they fell any other way, he had to give her 50 cents. Should
Jack accept?



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                                                    The Answer!

             NO! It would be very unwise of Jack to accept the bet. To find the
              chances that the 3 coins will fall alike or not alike, consider all
                   the possible ways that the 3 coins can fall, as follows:

                                                                 1:HHH
                                                                 2:HHT
                                                                 3:HTH
                                                                 4:HTT

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                                                                 5:THH
                                                                 6:THT
                                                                 7:TTH
                                                                 8:TTT

            Each of the 8 possibilities is equally likely to occur. Note that only
           2 of them show all the coins alike. this means that the chances of all
            3 coins being alike are 2 out of 8, or one quarter. There are 6 ways
           that the coins can fall without being all alike. Therefore the chances
                          that this will happen are three-quarters.



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Teaser 25

A bank customer had $100 in his account. He then made 6 withdrawals,
totaling $100. He kept a record of these withdrawals, and the balance
remaining in the account, as follows:

Withdrawals Balance left
$50 $50
25 25
10 15
87
52
20
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$100 $99

When he added up the columns as above, he assumed that he must owe $1
to the bank. Was he right?



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                                                    The Answer!
            There is no reason whatever why the customer's original deposit of
           $100 should equal the total of the balanes left after each withdrawal.
            The total of withdrawals in the left-hand colum must always equal
             $100, but is is purely coincidence that the total of the right-hand
                                  column is close to $100.



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Teaser 26

I have two children. At least one of them is a boy. What is the
probability that both my children are boys?

My sister also has two children. The older child is a girl. What
is the probability that both her children are girls?



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                                                    The Answer!
 Since I have two childern, at least one of which is a boy, there are three equally
   probable cases: Boy-Boy, Boy-Girl or Girl_Boy. In only one case are both
  childern boys, so the probility that both are boys is 1-3. My sisters situation is
    different. Knowing that the older child is a girl, there are only two equally
probable cases: Girl-Girl or Girl-Boy. Therefore the probability that both childern
                                   are girls is 1-2.



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Teaser 27

If today is Monday, what is the day after the day before the day
before tomorrow?



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                                                   The Answer!
                                Monday (I think this one was way to easy!)



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Teaser 28

The same four-letter word can be added to each of the following
words to make a new word or a common phrase. What is the word?

BOUND PROOF TREE LESS BIRD



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                                                   The Answer!
                                                                     Rain



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Teaser 29

Imagine Wheel A, with diameter x, rolling around fixed Wheel B,
with diameter 2x. How many revolutions about its own axis will Wheel
A make in rolling once around Wheel B?



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                                                    The Answer!
            Wheel A makes 3 revolutions about its own axis in rolling once
          around Wheel B. Since the circumference of Wheel A is half that of
         Wheel B, this produces two rotations with respect to Wheel B, and the
            revolution adds a third rotation with respect to an observer from
                                          above.



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Teaser 30

The same five letters can be anagrammed into four different words
to fill in the blanks in the sentence to make (somewhat) good sense.
What are the missing words?

The farmer with hundreds of _ _ _ _ _ , deeply _ _ _ _ _ about the
amount of rainfall, and _ _ _ _ _ around with artificial watering
systems when the ground is dry enough to _ _ _ _ _ him about the
possibility of crop failure.




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                                                    The Answer!
            ACRES, CARES, RACES, and SCARE are the missing anagrams.



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Teaser 31

A gentleman who died recently left just over $8000 to be divided
between his widow, his five sons, and four daughters. He stipulated
that every son should receive three times as much as a daughter, and
that every daughter should receive twice as much as their mother. If
the proecise amount left by the man was $7999.97 (notice that the
figures read the same backward as foward), how much did the widow
receive?



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                                                    The Answer!
                                             The widow received $205.13.



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Teaser 32

The owner of the local bank found a $50 bill lying in the gutter; he
picked it up and made a note of its serial number. Later that day his
wife mentioned that they owed the butcher $50, so the banker used the
bill he'd found to settle up with the butcher. The butcher used it to
pay a farmer; the farmer in turned used it to pay his feedstock
supplier; and the feedstock supplier used it to pay his laundry bill.
The laundryman used it to pay off his $50 overdraft at the local bank.
The banker recognized the bill as being the one he had found in the
gutter, but als noticed, on closer examination, that it was a fake. By
now, it had been used to settle $250 worth of debts. What was lost as
a result of this series of transactions, and by whom?



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                                                    The Answer!

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             Since the counterfeit note was used in every transaction, they are
              all invalid. Therefore, everybody stands in the same position to
            his/her creditor as before the banker picked up the counterfeit note.



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Teaser 34

I am a word of 11 letters
My 7,3,8,4,5 is what the little girl did when her cat died.
My 9,10,6,2 is an obsuring smudge.
My 1,11 is an abbreviation for that is.
My whole is as little as it can get.
What am I?



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                                                   The Answer!
                                                Cried,blur,i.e.;irreducible



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Teaser 35

1. If some coffee is "97 percent caffeine-free," how many cups of it
would one have to drink to get the amount of caffeine in a cup of
regular coffee?




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                                                    The Answer!
                   33 1/3 cups. Because there is 3 percent caffeine left in the
                doctored coffee; in 100 cups there would be enough for 3 cups of
                          regular; 3 goes into 100 exactly 33 1/3 times.



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Teaser 36

Tony likes indigo but not blue. He likes onions but not turnips; he
likes forms but not shapes. According to the same rule does he like
tomatoes or avocados???




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                                                   The Answer!
          Tony likes tomatoes. He only likes words that start with prepositions.



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Teaser 38

John was attempting to steal a chicken. When he first saw the bird, he
was standing 250 yards due south of it. Both began running at the same
time and ran with uniform speeds. The chicken ran due east. Instead of
running northeast on a straight line, John ran so that at every
instant he was running directly towards the chicken.
Assuming that John ran 1 1/3 times faster than the chicken, how far
did the chicken run before it was caught???




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          First, determine how far John would travel to catch the chicken if the
           chicken and John both ran foward on a straight line. Add to this the
             distance that John would travel to catch the chicken if they ran
           towards eash other on a straight line. Divide the result by 2 and you
            have the distance that John travels. In this case, the chicken is 250

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         yards away, and the speeds of John and the chicken are in proportion
             of 4 to 3. So, if both ran forward on a straight line, John would
          travel 1,000 yards to overtake the chicken. If they traveled towards
         each other, John would travel four-sevenths of 250, or 142 6/7 yards.
         Adding the two distances and dividing by 2 gives us 571 3/7 yards for
          the distance traveled by John. Since the chicken runs at three-fourts
             the speed of John, it will have traveled three-fourths of John's
                                 distance, or 428 4/7 yards.



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Teaser 39

Each of the items displayed here represents a familiar word, name,
phrase or saying. For Example, CCCCCCC can be recognized immediately
as The Seven Seas. Now get these>>>

a) JOANB

b) atte

c) cTo be or not to be c

d) aBADge

c
e) GENT
a

f) i.e..

g) theTHE

C
h) OP LE
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                                                    The Answer!
                                                     a) An inside job
                                               b) the heart of the matter
                                           c) see both sides of the question
                                                       d) badinage
                                                  e) undercover agent
                                               f) that is beside the point
                                                   g) the first and last
                                                    h) constantinople



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Teaser 40

The letters of the alphabet can be arranged in four distinct groups.
The first 13 letters establish the categories:

AM
BCDEK
FGJL
HI

Place the remaining 13 letters in their proper categories.



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                                                    The Answer!
                                AMTUVWY (symmetry about vertical axis)

                                  BCDEK (symmetry about horizontal axis)
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                                            FGJLNPQRSZ (no symmetry)

                                         HIOX (symmetry about both axes)



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Teaser 41

You bought a ten-gallon hat as a souvenir of a visit to Texas; only
when you got home did you discover that the label states it to be
only a six-gallon hat. By now, you were skeptical that it was even
that big, and you decided to test it by trying to fill it with 6
gallon of water. The only containers you had on hand were those
below. Using them, how were you able to pour 6 gallon into the hat?



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container A container B



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                                                    The Answer!
                  The key is to reduce the content of container A to 6 gallons.

                                  This can be achieved as follows:
                                                1. Fill A
                                        2. Pour 4 gallons into B
                                       3. 5 gallons remain in A
                                              4. Empty B
                             5. Refill B from A-this leaves 1 gallon in A
                          6. Empty B and put the 1 gallon from A into B
                                              7. Refill A
                     8. Fill B from A. This will take 3 gallons, leaving 6 in A



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Teaser 43

Ahoy, blow, chin, defy, erst, flux, gist, hint, imps, know, lops,
most. Twelve reasonably common words. Apart from all having four
letters, what do they have in common? Can you provide a five-letter
word having the same property? And a six-letter one???



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                                                   The Answer!
            The words all have their letters occurring in alphabetical order. A
          similar five-letter word is BELOW, and ALMOST is a six-letter one.



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Teaser 44

A certain family party consisted of 1 grandfather, 1 grandmother, 2
fathers, 2 mothers, 4 childern, 3 grandchildern, 1 brother, 2
sisters, 2 sons, 2 daughters, 1 father-in-law, 1 mother-in-law, and 1
daughter-in-law. A total of 23 people, you might think. But, no;
there were only ?????? how many people? And How?



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                                                    The Answer!
                7, The party consisted of 2 little girls and a boy, their father and
                          mother, and their father's father and mother.



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Teaser 45

A racing driver drove around a 6-mile track at 140 miles per hour for
3 miles, 168 miles per hour for 1.5 miles, and 210 miles per hour for
1.5 miles. What was his average speed for the entire 6 miles?



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                                                    The Answer!
            160 miles per hour. The key lies in converting miles per hour to
           miles per minute and in using fractions instead of decimals to avoid
                                    rounding errors.

                                                   Distance(D)
                                      Using the formula Time(T)=-----------
                                                    Speed(S)


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                If driver travels 3 miles at 140 MPH, it takes him 9/7 minutes to
                                        cover the distance.

           Equally, 1 miles at 168 MPH will take 15/28 minutes and 1 miles at
                               210 MPH takes 3/7 minutes.

                       º º Total time for six miles= 9/7 + 15/28 + 3/7 minutes
                                                   º

                                  This reduces to 63/28 minutes for 6 miles.

                                                 D 6x28
                             Using above formula S= --- = ------- per minute
                                                   T 63
                                                6x28x60
                                        or: ------------ per hour
                                                    63

                                                This reduces to 160 MPH.



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Teaser 46

Each of the following jumbled words has had at least three of the
same letter removed from it, a different letter from each word. Find
the missing letters to reconstruct the words.

YTHLNM

AEEHNRU

DEINNOI



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                                                    The Answer!
                                                          METHYLENE

                                                        DUNDERHEAD

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                                                          DISSENSION



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Teaser 47

A problem which crops up quite often in puzzles is that of inserting
mathematical signs wherever one cares to between the digits
1,2,3,4,5,6,7,8, and 9 to make the resulting expression equal in
value to 100. The digits must remain in the same sequence. One of the
numerous solutions to this problem is:
1+2+3+4+5+6+7+(8x9)=100
The problem becomes slightly more difficult if only plus and minus
signs are allowed. A typical solution to the problem now is this:
12+3-4+5+67+8+9=100
In this solution, six plus and minus signs were used. Can you find a
solution to this plus-and-minus-only problem using as few signs as
possible?



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                    The fewest plus and minus signs is 3. This is the solution:

                                                      123-45-67+89=100



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Teaser 48

If Susan is 10, Arabella is 20, and Jim and Neal are both 5, but
Richard is 10, how much is Jennifer by the same system?



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                                                   The Answer!
                Jennifer is fifteen, in a system that awards five for each syllable.



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Teaser 49

Here is a well-known English word. Can you work out what it is?

E10100010001000UNI100ATXN



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                                                   The Answer!
                                                Excommunication. Thus:

                                   E 10 100 0 1000 1000 UNI 100 AT X N

                                           E X C 0 M M UNI C AT 10 N



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Teaser 50

A company offered its 350 employees a bonus of $10 to each male and
$8.15 to each female. All the females accepted, but a cetain
percentage of the males refused to accept. The total bonus paid was
not dependent upon the number of men employed. What was the total
amount paid to the women?



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                                                    The Answer!
          Let m be the number of men and let x be the fraction of men refusing
                                      a bonus.
                         Then the amount paid out is given by

                           T=8.15(350-m)+10(1-x)m=2852.50+m(1.85-10x)


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           which will be independent of m only if x=0.185, so that T=2852.50.
           Both m and 0.185m are integers with m _ 350, so m=200. It follows
                        that $1,222.50 is paid to the 150 women.



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Teaser 51

If TEN = 20 - 5 - 14;
and MEN = 13 - 5 - 14;
what do WOMEN equal by the same logic?



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                                                   The Answer!
      Women equal 23-15-13-5-14. The numbers represent the position of each
           letter of the word in the alphabet: ie.,A=1,B=2, and so on.



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Teaser 52

Caroline decided to leave her husband and went to stay in a woman's
refuge near Lake Round, a large artificial body of water so named
because of its precisely cirular shape. However, her husband followed
her there. To escape him, she took a rowing boat and rowed to the
center of the lake, marked by a buoy. Her husband was furious, but,
knowing she would have to come to ashore eventually, decided to wait
for her on the edge of the lake. He assumed that, because he could
run 4 times as fast as Caroline could row, it would be simple matter
for him to catch her when the boat touched the edge of the lake.
Caroline thought about her predicament. She knew that once she was
on dry land she could run faster than her husband, so she devised a
plan that got her to some point on the shore before he could get
there. What was her strategy? You can assume that at all times she
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                                                   The Answer!
           If Caroline's objective had been to escape by reaching the shore as
         quickly as possible, her best strategy would have been to row so that
          the center of the lake, marked by the buoy, was always between her
          and her husband. At the same time, maintaining the three points in a
        straight line, she should have rowed towards the shore. Assuming that
            her husband followed the strategy of always running in the same
            direction around the lake, at a speed four times as fast as she can
          row, Caroline's optimum path was a semicircle with a radius of r/8,
           where r is the lakes radius. At the end of this semicircle, she would
            have reached a distance of r/4 from the center of the lake. That is
               the point at which the angular velocity she would have had to
            maintain to keep her husband opposite her just equals his angular
             velocity, leaving her no reserve energy for moving outward. (If
       during this period her husband changed direction, she could have done
                        as well or better by mirror-reflection her path.)
           As soon as Caroline reached the end of the semicircle, she headed
           straight for the nearest spot on the shore. She had a distance of r/4
         to go. Her husband would have had to travel a distance of (pie) times
       r to catch her when she landed. She would have escaped, because when
             she reached the shore he would have gone a distance of only 3r.
          Suppose, however, Caroline preferred to reach the shore not as soon
           as possable but at a spot as far away as possable from her husband.
              In this case her best strategy, after she reached a point r/4 from
             the center of the lake, would have been to row in a straight line
               that is tangent to the circle of radius r/4, moving is a direction
                         opposite to the wat her husband was running.


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Teaser 53

You are given 10 baskets. 9 of the baskets each have 10 balls
weighing 10kg per ball, however one basket has 10 balls weiging 9kg
each. All the balls and baskets are identical in appearance. You
are asked to determine which basket contains the 9kg balls. You have
a suitable scale, but may only take a single measurement. No other
measurements may be taken (like trying to determine by hand). You
may remove balls from the baskets but may still only take one
measurement.

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          Mark the baskets or line them up. Take 1 ball from the 1st basket,
           2 balls from the 2nd, 3 balls from the 3rd etc. Put them all on the
       scale. Their mass should add up to 10+20+30+...+100=550kg. Subtract
          the mass you get from 550 and you get the basket they're in! eg. If
                     the 9kg balls are in basket 6, the scale will read
                     10+...+50+54+70+...+100=544kg. 550-544=6.



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ROAST MULES

The above anagram hides something that kids do. Adults can do it, but
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                                                    The Answer!
                                                             Somersault



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Teaser 55

A steer weighing 630 kilograms requires 13,500 calories a day to
maintain its weight. That amount of food turns out to be proportional
to its external surface. How many calories does a steer of 420
kilograms require?



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                                                    The Answer!
                Weight is proportional to linear dimension (length or girth of the
                 steer) cubed. Surface area is proportional to linear dimension
                                       squared. Therefore,
                         13,500 x [ ( 420/630)1/3 ] 2 = 10,300 calories



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With thieves I consort,
With the vilest, in short,
I'm quite at my ease in depravity;
Yet all divines use me,
And savants can't lose me,
For I am the center of gravity.

Who or what am I???



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                                                    The Answer!
                                                            The Letter V



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Teaser 57

Arrange the digits 1-9 inclusive so as to form two numbers, one of
which is the square of the other.

There are two possible solutions-can you find them both?



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                                            567 squared which equals 321,489
                                            854 squared which equals 729,316



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Teaser 58

George did not have a wristwatch, but he did have an accurate clock.
However, he sometimes forgot to wind his clock. Once when this
happened, George went to his sister's house, spent the evening with
her, went back home and set his clock. How could he do this without
knowing beforhand the length of the trip?



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                                                    The Answer!
         When George lefy his house, he started the clock and wrote down the
            time it then showed. When he got to his sisters house he noted the
       time when he arrived and the time when he left. He thus knew how long
         he was at his sister's house. When he got back home, he looked at the
        clock, so he knew how long he had been away from home. Subtracting
            from this the time he had spent at his sister's house, he knew how
          long the walk back and forth had been. By adding half of this to the
           time he left his sister's house, he then knew what time it really was

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Teaser 59

The following cryptogram has been done in a simple substitution
cipher: each number represents a letter, and the same number always
represents the same letter. What does it say?

14 26 23 26 14 22 24 6 9 18 22
24 26 15 15 22 23. 8 26 18 23 8 19 22
4 26 8 20 22 7 7 18 13 20
20 15 12 4 18 13 20 9 22 11 12 9 7 8
12 13 19 22 9 4 12 9 16



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                                                    The Answer!
       MADAME CURIE CALLED. SAID SHE WAS GETTING GLOWING
                     REPORTS ON HER WORK.

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Teaser 61

You have two hourglasses--a 4-minute glass and a 7-minute glass. You
want to measure 9 minutes.
How do you do it?



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                                                    The Answer!
             Start both hourglasses. When the 4-minute glass runs out, turn it
           over (4 minutes elapsed). When the 7-minute glass runs out, turn it
          over (7 minutes elapsed). When the 4-minute glass runs out this time
          (8 minuts elapsed), the 7-minute glass has been running for 1 minute.
             Turn it over once again. When it stops, 9 minutes have elapsed.



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Teaser 62

An old nursery rhyme starts: "Who stole the cookies from the cookie
jar..." Let us find out from the following statements, of which only
one is true:

ANN: Harry stole the cokie from the cookie jar.

HARRY: Fred stole the cookie from the cookie jar.

LISA: Who me?-can't be.

FRED: Harry is lying when he says that I stol the cookie.



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                                                    The Answer!
                While this is ostensibly a "trial-and-error" exercise, a systematic

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              approach is possable. Let us assume, in turn, that each child has
              stolen the cookie, and see wheather the other statements are than
                 compatible with the conition that three are lies and only one
                                         statement is true.
               If Ann is the thief, her statement is a lie; Harry's statement is a
                     lie; Lisa's statement is true; Fred's statement is true.
                             Therefore this cannot be the solution.
             In practice, it saves time to test the person who makes a statement
                about herself-in this case Lisa. If Lisa is the thief, then Ann's
              statement is a lie; Harry's statement is a lie; Lisa's statement is a
                                   lie; Fred's statement is true.



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Teaser 63

A man left a legacy of $10,000 to three relatives and their wives.
Togather, the wives received $3960. June received $100 more than
Camille, and Martha received $100 more than June. Jack Smith was
given just as much as his wife, Horace Saunders got half as much
again as his wife, and Terry Conners received twice as much as his
wife. What was the first name of each man's wife?



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                                                    The Answer!
          As it is evident that Camille, June and martha received respectively
         $1220, $1320 and $1420, making togather the $3960 left to the three
          wives, if Jack Smith receives as much as his wife Camille, $1220;
        Horace Saunders half as much again as his wife June, $1980; and Terry
           Connors twice as much as his wife Martha, $2840, then we have
            correctly paired the married couples and accounted for exactly
                                         $10,000.

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Teaser 64

An Arab sheikh tells his two sons to race
their camels to a distant city to see who will inherit his fortune. The
one whose camel is slower will win. The brothers, after wandering
aimlessly for days, ask a wise man for advise. After hearing the advice
they jump on the camels and race as fast as they can to the city.
What does the wise man say?



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                                                   The Answer!
                                               The wiseman tells them to
                                                    switch camels.

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Teaser 65

I dig out tiny caves, and store gold and sliver in them. I also build bridges to
sliver and make crowns of gold. They are the smallest you could imagine. Sooner
or later everybody needs my help yet many people are afraid to let me help them.




                                                   The Answer!
                                                              A Dentist

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Teaser 66

97 baseball teams participate in an annual state tournament. The
way the champion is chosen for this tournament is by the same old
elimination schedule. That is, the 97 teams are to be divided into
pairs, and the two teams of each pair play against each other. After a
team is eliminated from each pair, the winners would be again divided
into pairs, etc.

How many games must be played to determine a
champion?Read on for the answer.....




                                                    The Answer!
                                  96. Since there are 97
     teams, 1 team loses each game and you want to end up with one remaining
        team, you just hav 1 losing team 96 times and have the remaining one
        team left. Similarly, if you want to have 7 teams undefeated, you play
                                        90 games.


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Teaser 67

A woman has planted some flowers of three different kinds. There
are roses, tulips, and daisies. How many flowers do I have if
all of them are roses except two, all of them are tulips except two, and
all of them are daisies except two?




                                                   The Answer!
                                                  There is 1 of each one!

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Teaser 68

You
want to send a valuable object to a friend. You have a box which is more
than large enough to contain the object. You have several locks with
keys. The box has a locking ring which is more than large enough to have
a lock attached. But your friend does not have the key to any lock that
you have. Note that you cannot send a key in an unlocked box, since it
might be copied. How is this done?




                                                   The Answer!
           Attach a lock to the ring. Send it to her. She attaches her own lock
          and sends it back. You remove your lock and send it back to her. She
                                    removes her lock.

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Teaser 69

A bookworm eats from the first page of an encyclopedia to the
last page. The bookworm eats in a straight line. The encyclopedia
consists of ten 1000-page volumes and is sitting on a bookshelf in the
usual order. Not counting covers, title pages, etc., how many
pages does the bookworm eat through?




                                                   The Answer!
   On a book shelf the first page of the first volume is on the "inside" __ __B| | |
|FA|1 |...........................|10|RC| | | |OK| | | |N | | | |T ----------------------------------so
 the bookworm eats only through the cover of the first volume, then 8 times1000
pages of Volumes 2 - 9, then through the cover to the 1st page of Vol 10.He eats
                                               8,000 pages.

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Teaser 70

2 boys on bicycles, 20 miles apart, began racing toward each
other. The instant they started, a fly on the handle bar of one of the
bikes started flying toward the other bike's handle bar. As soon as it
reached, it turned around and went to the other bike and so on until the
bikes met. If each bike had a constant speed of 10 mph, and the
fly was traveling 15 mph constantly, how far did the fly travel?



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                                                    The Answer!
              Each bike travels at 10 mph, so they meet at the center of the
          20 mile distance in exactly 1 hour the fly travels 15 mph and so at the
                       end of the hour, he will have gone 15 miles.

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Teaser 71

There is a five letter word. It becomes shorter when you add 2
letters to it.

What is this five letter word?




                                                   The Answer!
                                                                 Short

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Teaser 73

If 2 hours ago it was as long after one o'clock in the
afternoon as it was before one o'clock in the morning. What time
would it be now?




                                                   The Answer!
                     Nine o'clock. Since there are 12 hours between
          the 2 times, and half of that time is six, then the halfway mark would
            have to be 7 o'clock. If it were 7 o'clock, two hours ago, the time
                                would now be nine o'clock.

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Teaser 74

Ok, imagine a large empty bin with. Say that each minute
people would come and put in one golf ball a piece. The first
minute(Starting at 12 noon), 1 person came and put in a ball. The second
minute, 2 people put in one ball a piece. A minute later, 4 people put
in 1 ball a piece. This pattern continued until the bin was exactly full
at 6 pm. At what time was the bin half empty?




                                                   The Answer!
                                                5:59 -
                           Because each minute, the number of balls double!

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Teaser 75

A boy leaves his house one summer day, and began to run
through the woods to his grandmother's house which is on the other side
of the woods. It should also be known that the boy reached his
grandmother's house. How far did the boy run into to woods?




                                                   The Answer!
                   Halfway. Because once you reach the middle, you are then
                                 running out of the woods.

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Teaser 76

A genius came to a narrow railroad bridge and began to run
across it. He had crossed 3/8 of the distance when a whistle behind him
warned of an approaching train. Being a genius, he instantly evaluated
his alternatives. If he were to run back to the beginning of the bridge
at his speed of 10 mph, he would leave the bride at precisely the moment
the train entered it. If he kept on running to the end of the bridge,
the train would reach him just as he left the bridge. At what
speed was the train moving?




                                                   The Answer!
                                                               40 mph

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Teaser 77

Four men and four women are shipwrecked on a desert
island. Eventually each one falls in love with one another, and is
himself loved by one person. John falls in love with a girl who is in
love with Jim. Arthur loves a girl who loves the man who loves Ellen.
Mary is loved by the man who is loved by the girl who is loved by Bruce.
Gloria hates Bruce and is hated by the man whom Hazel loves.Enigma: Who
loves Arthur?




                                                   The Answer!
                                                    Gloria Loves Arthur

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Teaser 78

A snail is at the bottom of a well 30 feet deep. It crawls
up 3 feet each day, but at night, it slips down 2 feet. How long
does it take for the snail to crawl out the well?




                                                   The Answer!
                                               28 days. Once
                              it reaches the top, it does not slip down 2 feet.

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Teaser 79

A ship is at anchor. Over the side hangs a rope ladder
with rungs a foot apart. The tide rises at a rate of 8 inches per hour.

At the end of six hours, how much of the rope ladder will remain
above water, assuming that 8 feet were above the water when the tide
began to rise?




                                                   The Answer!
                         Since the ship is afloat, the water level in
          relation to the ship stays the same. Therefore, 8 feet are above water,
                                   just as the beginning!

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Teaser 80

A traveller comes to a fork in the road and does not know
how to get to his destination. 2 men are at the fork in the road. 1 of
them always tells the truth, and the other one always lies. He may ask
the men on question to find his way. What question does the man
ask these men?




                                                    The Answer!
                      He asks them, "If I ask the other man which way
       to go, what would his answer be?" They would both answer in the same
      way. Whatever the answer is, go the other way. If the man you ask always
           tells the truth, then the other always lies. The man you ask will tell
        truthfully that the answer would be the wrong way. If the man you ask
          always lies, then the other man tells the truth. The man you ask will
          lie and tell you that the other man would tell you the wrong way. In
      both cases the answer you would receive would be the wrong way. Go the
                                          other way.


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Teaser 81

There are three boxes. One is labeled "APPLES" another is
labeled "ORANGES". The last one is labeled "APPLES & ORANGES". You
know
that each is labeled incorrectly. You then pick one fruit from one box
which you choose. Which box do you draw from and how can you
label the boxes correctly?




                                                   The Answer!
                  You draw from the "APPLES & ORANGES"
     box and whatever you pull out is what that box is labeled. Say you draw
   an apple. You then label the old "APPLE" to "ORANGES" and you label the
  old "ORANGES" to "APPLES & ORANGES". If you draw out a orange, then
                                         you
                             re-label the opposite box.

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Teaser 82

Every day, a wife picks up her husband at train station at
5. One day he arrives early at 4 and he begins to walk home along the
road which his wife would be traveling. She meets him and takes him the
rest of the way. If he would have waited at the train station, she would
have arrived there at 5. As it turned out, they reached home 20 minutes
early.

What time was it when she picked him up?




                                                   The Answer!
                                      4:50If
         they made it home 20 minutes early, then the trip was 20 minutes
       shorter. Then it was 10 minutes shorter going, and 10 minutes shorter
     coming back home. Since it was 10 minutes shorter going, then she picked
                           him up at 10 'til 5:00, or 4:50.

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Teaser 83

A truck travels 15 mph for the first half of the distance
of a trip. The driver wants to average 30 mph for the whole trip.
How fast must he travel for the second half of the trip?




                                                   The Answer!
                  Infinity. Assume any distance for the trip. If you said 30
           miles, then the first half took 1 hour. But to average 30 mph for the
          total trip would require an hour. Therefore the puzzle has no solution
                                     and it is impossible!

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Teaser 84

A camel has 3000 bananas. He wants to go over a one
thousand mile stretch of the desert. He has to eat one banana for each
mile he walks. But he can only carry 1000 bananas at a time. Waiting for
him on the other side is his family. He wants to find a way to bring as
much bananas to them as possible. Hint: He does't have to go all the way
at the at once and he can leave bananas in the desert because he and his
camel family are the only camels that eat bananas. Can he bring
any extra bananas? - If so, how many?




                                                    The Answer!
                                  I accepted a variety of
         answers. Technically the most is 533.333... but This is if you went an
        infinitesimally small distance and went back for more bananas and then
           back and forth until you reach the other side. I prefer the answer of
          going 250 miles, leaving a thousand bananas, going back and getting
        more. Then go to the 250 mark, go back and forth until you have all the
         bananas at the 250. The take all the bananas to the 500 mile mark then
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                                         the end.

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Teaser 85

What is at the beginning of eternity, the end of time, the beginning of

every end, and the end of every place?




                                                   The Answer!
                                                                     "e"

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Teaser 86

If you were to put a coin into an empty bottle and then insert a cork

into the neck, how could you remove the coin without taking out the

cork or breaking the bottle?




                                                   The Answer!
                    Simply push the cork into the bottle and shake the coin out.

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Teaser 87

What word starts with is, ends with nd, and has LA in the middle?




                                                   The Answer!
                                                                 island

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Teaser 88

You throw away the outside and cook the inside. Then you eat the

outside and throw away the inside. What did you eat?




                                                   The Answer!
                                                         An ear of corn

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Teaser 89

What is the closest relation that your father's sister's sister-in-law

could

be to you?




                                                   The Answer!
                                                      YOUR MOTHER

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Teaser 90

How would you rearrange the letters in the words new door to make one




Answer: One Word!



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Teaser 91

A bartender watches a man as he enters his bar. The man comes up to the

bartender and asks for a drink of water. Instead of giving the man a

drink of

water, the bartender pulls out a gun and points it at the man. The

man replies

"Thank you.", and exits the bar with a satisfied look on his face. The

bartender,

also with a satisfied look, puts his gun away and returns to work, as

if nothing

unusual has happened. Why did the man enter the bar in the first

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                                                    The Answer!
                               The man who entered the bar had the hiccups.

                                                                       :

             The man entered the bar with the hiccups, and asked for a drink of

                                                              water in an

            attempt to get rid of them. The bartender, noticing that the man had

                                                             the hiccups,

             decided to scare the man (in order to help cure the man's hiccups),

                                                            and did so by

          pulling a gun on him. Once the man got scared and then regained his

                                                            senses, he no

                longer needed the water, since he no longer had the hiccups. The

                                                               man then

                           thanked the bartender for his help and left the bar.

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Teaser 92

An electric train is traveling southwest at 95 miles per hour, and

the wind is blowing north east

at 95 miles per hour. In which direction does the smoke blow?




                                                   The Answer!
                                    There is no smoke. It is an electric train

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Teaser 93

A lily pad doubles in size every day. If on the 60th day the pond

is filled with the lily pad, on

what day is the pond only half covered?




                                                   The Answer!
                The 59th day. it doubles every day, and if the pond is half full on

                                              the 59th day, then it is filled

                                                       on the 60 th day.

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Teaser 94

Some months have 30 days, and others have 31. How many months have

28 days?




                                                   The Answer!
            Answer: All of them. Every Month has at least 28 days. If you can

                                               find an exception, I would

                                                   like to know about it!

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Teaser 95

What is the easiest way to throw a ball, and have it stop, and

completely reverse direction

after traveling a short distance




                                                   The Answer!
                                               Throw the ball Straight up.

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One of my favorites!



A pirate ship captures a treasure of 1000 golden coins. The treasure has

to be

split among the 5 pirates: 1, 2, 3, 4, and 5 in order of rank. The

pirates have the following important

characteristics:




Infinitely smart.

Bloodthirsty.

Greedy.




Starting with pirate 5 they can make a proposal how to split up the

treasure. This proposal can either

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and only if a majority of the

pirates agrees on it.




The Question: What proposal should pirate 5 make?




                                                    The Answer!
                 The idea behind the solution for this puzzle is that a pirate will

                                         accept a proposal only if he knows

          that in case he would not accept the proposal, he would get less of the

                                                                treasure.




                If pirate 1 would be the only one left, he would get all the golden

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                                         coins. Therefore, if only pirates 1

          and 2 would be left, pirate 2 has to give all the 1000 coins to pirate 1

                                              in order to stay alive; every

                               other proposal would be rejected by pirate 1.




                                                      | Pirate 1 | Pirate 2

                                       ------------------------------------------

                                               Number of coins | 1000 | 0

                                       ------------------------------------------

                                                 Pirate agrees | Yes | Yes




        When also pirate 3 would still be alive, he needs the agreement of one

                                                 of the other two. Greedy

          pirate 2 will agree with every proposal in which he gets more than 0

                                            coins (if he wouldn't agree, he

       would get nothing as we have seen). So pirate 3 should propose to give

                                                 one coin to pirate 2, and

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                                                 keep the rest to himself.




                                              | Pirate 1 | Pirate 2 | Pirate 3

                              -------------------------------------------------------

                                             Number of coins | 0 | 1 | 999

                              -------------------------------------------------------

                                             Pirate agrees | No | Yes | Yes




      When we have four pirates, pirate 4 should make two other pirates agree

                                                 with his proposal. So he

           proposes to give one coin to pirate 1, two coins to pirate 2, and the

                                            rest to himself. Pirates 1 and 2

               will accept the proposal; if they wouldn't, they would get less.




                                     | Pirate 1 | Pirate 2 | Pirate 3 | Pirate 4

                    --------------------------------------------------------------------

                                           Number of coins | 1 | 2 | 0 | 997
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                    --------------------------------------------------------------------

                                        Pirate agrees | Yes | Yes | No | Yes




          But as we know, there are five pirates. If pirate 5 gives both pirate 1

                                               and pirate 3 one coin more

        than in the previous case, they are willing to accept the proposal. Then

                                             a majority (three out of five)

         of the pirates will support the proposal, and pirate 5 can keep the rest

                                                of the treasure to himself.




                                    | Pirate 1 | Pirate 2 | Pirate 3 | Pirate 4 |

                                                                Pirate 5




                 ------------------------------------------------------------------------

                                                                ---------

                                            Number of coins | 2 | 0 | 1 | 0 |


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                                                                    997




                  ------------------------------------------------------------------------

                                                                 ---------

                                         Pirate agrees | Yes | No | Yes | No |

                                                                    Yes




          Conclusion: Pirate 5 should propose to give two coins to pirate 1, one

                                                  coin to pirate 3, and the

                                           remaining 997 coins to himself.

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Teaser 97

Candace is Jane's daughter's aunt's husband's daughter's sister. What is the
relationship between Candance and Jane?




                                                   The Answer!
                                                Candance is Jane's neice!

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Teaser 98

Use the digits 1, 2, 3, 4, 5 and 6 once only, in this multiplication sum to make it
correct.


??
x?
-------
???



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                                                    The Answer!
                                                                     54
                                                                     x3
                                                                    -----
                                                                    162

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Teaser 99

At our sleepover last weekend, I bet my friends during our midnight feast that the
weather in exactly one week's time would not be sunny. I can't wait to take their
pocket money off them. How can I be so sure?



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                                                   The Answer!
     Because in exactly one weeks time from the midnight feast it will again be
                      midnight - the sun will not be shining!




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Teaser 100

I am eight letters long - "12345678"

My 1234 is an atmospheric condition.
My 34567 supports a plant.
My 4567 is to appropriate.
My 45 is a friendly thank-you.
My 678 is a name.

Q: What word am I?



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                                                    The Answer!
                                                        MISTAKEN

                                                           12345678

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Teaser 101

Can you figure out the secret message contained in the letters below:


M B A R T A H I I N S T F E U A N S W E I _ _ _ _!



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                                                    The Answer!
                           The message is: "Math is fun with brainteasers!"
                           The letters which spell "math is fun" are mixed
                          with every second letter of the word "brainteasers"

                                              MATHISFUNWITH
                                              B R A I N T E A S E R S!

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Teaser 102

The following number pairs have been formulated to a set rule in each case. Try
to find out what the rule is for each line by letting 'n' equal the first number in
each pair.

1.
1-12
2-17
3-22
4-27
5-32
2.
1-8
2-10
3-12
4-14
5-16
3.
1-4
2-7
3-12
4-17
5-28



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                                                    The Answer!
                                                             (n x 5) + 7
                                                            2. (n + 3) x 2
                                                              3. n? + 3

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Teaser 103

Mary promised Kay today that she will tell Kay a big secret on the day before
four days
from the day after tomorrow. If today is Saturday the 12th, on what day and date
will Mary
tell Kay her big secret?



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                                                   The Answer!
                                                      Thursday the 17th

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Teaser 104

The Lone Ranger rode into town on Friday. He stayed 5 consecutive days and left
on
Friday. How could this be?



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                                                   The Answer!
                                                   Friday was his horse!

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Teaser 105

Nathan wrote all the numbers from 300 to 400 on a piece of paper. How many
times did he
write the digit 3?



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                                                    The Answer!
                                  Nathan wrote one hundred and twenty 3's

  He wrote one hundred 3's in the hundreds places, ten 3's in the tens places, and
                                     ten 3's in
                                 the ones places.

                                                                      3
                                                                      0

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                                                                      0
                                                                      3
                                                                      0
                                                                      1
                                                                      3
                                                                      0
                                                                      2
                                                                      -
                                                                      -
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                             Krazy Brain Teasers Archive
                                            http://sandesh.b0x.com/


                                                                   Teaser:

       A man is in a room with no doors and no windows. All he has is a stick. How does he get out?

                                                                  Answer:

                                You take the stick break it in half, two halfs make a whole

                                 you crawl through the hole and your out! (play on words!




                                                                   Teaser:

                                                         my first is one hundred

                                           my second is a lion,my third is an irishman

                                      my fourth is a eygptian god .................who am i?.

                                                                  Answer:

                                                                  Cleopatra




                                                                   Teaser:

   To conserve the contents of a 16oz. bottle of tonic, a castaway adopts the following procedure. on the
first day he drinks 1 oz. of tonic and then refills the bottle with water; on the second day he drinks 2oz. of
 the mixture and then refills the bottle with water;on the third day he drinks 3oz. of the mixture and then
    again refills the bottle with water. He continues this procedure until the bottle is empty. How many

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    ounces of water did he drink altogether? He does not drink from the bottle if there is no tonic in it.

                                                                  Answer:

                                                                 120 ounces




                                                                   Teaser:

  A soldier has been captured by the enemy and is sentenced to die. His captors say: "You may make a
   statement. If you tell a lie, you will be shot. If you tell the truth, you will be hanged." He makes a
                            statement and goes free. What could he have said?

                                                                  Answer:

He said "You will shoot me." If they shoot him, then he told the truth and should have been hung. If they
        hang him, he told a lie and should have been shot. With no other choice, they let him go.




                                                                   Teaser:

    There is a boy. He puts one arm on the box. When he wakes up, there is nothing. what happened?

                                                                  Answer:

                                  He was dreaming. Sorry that was a pretty dumb teaser!




                                                                   Teaser:

Enclosed in a room are two computers with intelligence (imagine them as C3PO if you will). However,
one is a computer who always tells lies and the other always tells the truth. Now, also in this room are
 two doors, with one being the exit to this room and the other leading to a bomb behind it which will
 detonate once you open the door. If you were to ask just one question to one of these computer (not
knowing which is the which computer), how are you able to get the computer to direct you to the exit?

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                                                                 Answer:

   I ask either of the computers, "If I asked the other computer which door to open to exit, which door
 should it answer to open?" And then I would open the opposite door. In this way I can find the correct
door because: 1) If I'm talking to the truth telling computer, then it will tell me what the other computer
  would say, which would be a lie. So the door indicated would be wrong. 2) If I'm talking to the lying
  computer, then it will lie about what the other computer would say, which would be the truth. So the
                            lying computer would still indicate the wrong door.




                                                                  Teaser:

Two men were being tried for murder. The jury found one man guilty and the other innocent. The judge
turned to the guilty man and said, "Even though your guilt has been established, the law compels me to
                       set you free." How could such a bizarre judgement occur?

                                                                 Answer:

  The two men were simese twins joined at the hip. The judge couldn't sentence the innocent man (the
          head and body attached to the other) to prison and so had to let them both go free.




                                                                  Teaser:

There are ten rockets. The commander has asked you to arrange the rockets in five rows of four. How do
                                             you do it?

                                                                 Answer:

                                            arrange the rockets in the shape of a star




                                                                  Teaser:

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                                            > Four men sat down to play,
                                   > They played all night 'till the break of day,
                      > they played for gold and not for fun with separate scores for everyone.
                                       > When they came to square accounts,
                                      > They all had made quite fair amounts.
                                          > Can you the paradox explain,
                                        > If no one lost, how could all gain?

                                                                  Answer:

                        They weren't playing against each other, but rather against a House, in
                         a Casino setting. The House lost and is not included in the collective
                                                  of the four men.




                                                                   Teaser:

                                                       What is greater than God
                                                        More evil than the devil
                                                         Poor people have it
                                                         Rich people need it
                                                       And if you eat it, you die?

                                                                  Answer:

                                                                    nothing




                                                                   Teaser:

On a train, Smith, Robinson, and Jones are the fireman, brakeman, and engineer, but NOT repsectively.
Also aboard the are three businessmen who have the same names: a Mr. Smith, a Mr. Robinson, and a
Mr. Jones.

1) Mr. Robinson lives in Detroit.
2) The brakeman lives exactly halfway between Chicago and Detroit.
3) Mr. Jones earn exactly $20,000 per year.
4) The brakeman's nearest neighbor, on of the passengers, earns exactly three times as much as the
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5) Smith beats the fireman at billiards.
6) The passenger with the same name as the brakeman lives in Chicago.
Question: WHO IS THE ENGINEER?

                                                                  Answer:

                                                   Smith is the engineer, because:

                            the brakeman's nearest neighbor can not be Mr. Robinson, since
                            Mr. Robinson lives in Detroit and the brakeman is halfway from
                             there to Chicago. The brakeman's nearest neighbor can not be
                               Mr. Jones because 20,000 is not evenly divisible by 3. The
                            brakeman's nearest neighbor is one of those 3 passengers, so he
                                                  must be Mr. Smith.

                        The passenger with the same name as the brakeman lives in Chicago,
                       and we know that Mr. Robinson and Mr. Smith do not live in Chicago,
                         so Mr. Jones must live in Chicago, so the brakeman must be Jones.

                             So Smith is either the fireman or the engineer, but since Smith
                             beats the fireman at billiards, he can not be the fireman, so he
                                                  must be the engineer.




                                                                   Teaser:

                           You are ill and travelling down a road to the hospital. You reach a
                             fork in the road and find a pair of identical twin boys standing
                            there. One of the twins always tells the truth and the other twin
                           always lies. You are allowed to direct only one question to one of
                          the twins, and as such you will be assured of the correct road to the
                                      hospital. What is your question and to whom?

                                                                  Answer:

  You ask either of the twins "If I asked your twin which path to take to get to the hospital, which way
    would he tell me to go?" And then I would go in the opposite path of the one I'm told. Because:

1) If I'm talking to the truth telling twin, then he will tell me what his twin would say, which would be a
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2) If I'm talking to the lying twin, then he would lie about what his twin would say, which would be the
                        truth. So the lying twin would still indicate the wrong path.




                                                                  Teaser:

                                      What is something the storeowner doesn't want,
                                                The customer doesn't want,
                                            And the customer doesn't look at?

                                                                 Answer:

           a coffin, I know it's a pretty dumb answer to what seems like a cool teaser but it works

                                 other unofficial answers include insurance and the bills




                                                                  Teaser:

                                 Many years from now, two classmates meet on a street.
                                       The following is part of their discussion.

                           Student 1: Yes, I'm married and have three wounderful children.

                                          Student 2: That's great! How old are they?

                                       Student 1: Well, the product of their ages is 36.

                        Student 2: Hmm. That doesn't tell me enough. Give me another clue.

                 Student 1: OK. the sum of their ages is the number on that building across the
                                                    street.

                     Student 2: (After a few minutes of thinking with the aid of pencil and paper)
                                 Ah ha! I've almost got it but I still need another clue.

                                     Student 1: Very well. The oldest one has red hair.

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                                      What were the ages of the children of student 1?

                                                                 Answer:

                    The answer is that their ages are 9, 2, and 2. There are eight ways that 36
                    can be factored into 3 numbers (ages), and of these, only 9,2, 2 and 1,6,6
                  share the same sum. That there is an oldest rules out 1,6,6, giving the answer.




                                                                  Teaser:

                 A man is in another country and is found guilty in a court of law. As he
                         is being locked into his cell the warden is talking to him:
                  We don't have the concept of parole here, and we have indeterminate
                sentences. You will be incarcerated until you end your sentence yourself.
                   You will notice that there is a combination lock on the inside of your
                 cell door. If you can dial the correct combination, you can open thedoor
                   and leave. The numbers on the dial go from 1 to 100 and it is a five
                   digit combination. You will have to be smart in the way you try the
               combinations, however, because even if you could dial a number in every
                 second, it would take you a 100 years to get the right combination. We
  are not without compassion. We have given you everything you need to know to discern the correct
              combination. The warden ended with "Good luck". And closed the cell door.
                The man tried a couple combinations that obviously didn't work and then
                  sat down to think about the problem. After a few minutes he did some
           math calculations on a sheet then stood up and dialed a combination into the lock.
                                    The door opened and he was set free.

                                                      What is the combination?

                                                                 Answer:

                                                      Combination - 6,30,72,1,1

                         If it would take 100 years to find the combinatiion, that is equal to
                          3,153,600,000 seconds (assuming a 365 day year - no leap years)

                                If it takes 1 second per digit, that's 5 seconds per attempt.

                     That means it would take 630,720,000 attempts to find the combination.


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                        Assuming that the attempts are made in ascending numberical order
                                              (1 1 1 1 1; 1 1 1 1 2...)


                       The following represents how many attempts it would take to try each
                         combination - i.e. it would take 100 attempts if the 1st four digits
                        are constant and you only changed the 5th, and it would take 10,000
                       attempts if the 1st three digits are constant and you only changed the
                                                      4th and 5th


                                                            Digit # Attempts

                                                            1 10,000,000,000

                                                              2 100,000,000

                                                                3 1,000,000

                                                                  4 10,000

                                                                    5 100

                           The 630,720,000 required attempts converts to a combination of
                                                    6,30,72,1,1



                                                                   Teaser:

                There are 3 cannibals and 3 Americans on an island. All 3 Americans can drive
                 the boat, only one cannibal can drive the boat, only two people at a time can
                 fit into the boat. The cannibals can never outnumber the Americans on either
                               side. How do you get all six over to another island?

                                                                  Answer:

                                         Here's how the puzzle is solved (after
                     each line, there is a diagram that shows where everyone is at the end of the
                       turn; parathesis means those people are in a boat; the cannibal who can
                                          drive is signified by a lowercase 'c'):

                                                     AAAC(Cc)
                             1. The cannibal who can drive crosses with a fellow cannibal.


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                                                      AAAC (c)C
                                            2. He then returns with the boat.
                                                      AAC(Ac) C
                                        3. He then goes over with an American.
                                                      AAC A(c)C
                                         4. The driving cannibal returns again.
                                                      (AA)Cc AC
                           5. This time two Americans take the boat and make the voyage.
                                                      Cc (A)AAC
                        6. One of those Americans returns and gets off as the two remaining
                                      cannibals (one of whom can drive) gets on
                                                      A(Cc) AAC
                                      7. The two cannibals get to the other island
                                                      A AACC(c)
                                           8. The one who can drive returns.
                                                      (Ac) AACC
                        9. Finally, that cannibal picks up the final American, and crosses the
                                                          water.
                                                      ( ) AAACCc



                                                                   Teaser:

                                             Here's a list of the signs:
                                  Room I: The lady is an odd-numbered room.
                                          Room II: This room is empty.
                     Room III: Either sign on Room V is right or sign on Room VII is wrong.
                                       Room IV: Sign on Room I is wrong.
                         Room V: Either sign on Room II or sign on Room IV is right.
                                      Room VI: Sign on Room III is wrong.
                                      Room VII: The lady is not in Room I.
                           Room VIII: This room has a tiger and Room IX is empty.
                        Room IX: This room has a tiger and sign on Room VI is wrong.

                      The king told Kecho, "The sign on the door of the room containing the
                      princess is true; the signs on the doors of all the rooms containing the
                       tigers are false; while those on the empty rooms can be either true or
                                                        false."

                 The king even gave Kecho a hint and told him whether Room VIII was empty
                   or not. Kecho must now open doors until he finds the princess or a tiger
                                               and his death.


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                                                  Which door should he choose?

                                                                  Answer:

                                                      The princess is in room 7.

                      If the king had told Kecho that Room VIII was empty, it would have been
                          impossible for the him to have found the princess. Since Kecho did
                     deduce where the princess was, the king must have told him that Room VIII
                                    was not empty, and Kecho reasoned as follows:

                        It is impossible for the princess to be in Room VIII, for if she were,
                       Sign VIII would be true, but the sign says a tiger is in the room, which
                        would be a contadiction. Therefore, Room VIII does not contain the
                        princess. Also, Room VIII in not empty; therefore, Room VIII must
                          contain a tiger. Since it contains a tiger, the sign is false. Now, if
                      Room IX is empty, then Sign VIII would be true: therefore, Room IX can
                                                     not be empty.

                         So, Room IX is also not empty. It can not contain the princess or the
                      sign would be true, which would mean that the room contains a tiger; this
                        means Sign IX is false. If Sign VI is really wrong, then Sign IX would
                              be true, which is not possible. Therefore, Sign VI is true.

                       Since Sign VI is true, then Sign III is false. The only way Sign III can
                       be wrong is that Sign V is wrong and Sign VII is right. Since Sign V is
                        false, then Sign II and Sign IV are both false. Since Sign IV is false,
                                               then Sign I must be true.

                         Now Kecho knows which signs are true and which signs are false.
                                     I- True II- False III-False IV- False
                               V- False VI- True VII-True VIII-False IX- False

                     Kecho now knows that the princess is in either Room I, Room VI, or Room
                         VII, since the others all have false signs. Since Sign I is true, the
                       princess can't be in Room VI. Since Sign VII is true, the princess can
                             not be in Room I. Therefore, the princess is in Room VII.
                                                      VIII-False
                                                      IX-False



                                                                   Teaser:

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                     There is a kingdom where all the women have a special power. When they
                     sleep they become aware of all the men in the kingdom who are having an
                     affair with the exception of their own husbands. (Example, a woman goes
                       to sleep and dreams that 20 men are having affairs. She doesn't know if
                        the real number is 20 or 21 since her own husband could be having an
                                                        affair.)

                       The Queen of the kingdom becomes disgusted at the number of men
                      committing adultery and declares that when the women wake up in the
                      morning they should kill their husbands if the husbands have committed
                                                      adultery.

                      Nothing happens the next morning. Twenty-three days pass by without
                       incident, but on the morning of the 24th day all of the women with
                              adulterous husbands wake up and kill their husbands.

                 How many husbands were killed and how did the women know their husbands
                              had committed adultery if nobody told them?

                                                                  Answer:

                  There were 24 Unfaithful Husbands shot. This is how the wives know. If
                    there are n unfaithful husbands (UHs), every wife of an UH knows of
                   n-1 UH's while every wife of a faithful husband knows of n UHs. [this
                    because everyone has perfect information about everything except the
                   fidelity of their own husband]. Now we do a simple induction: Assume
                    that there is only one UH. Then all the wives but one know that there
                         is just one UH, but the wife of the UH thinks that everyone is
                         faithful. Upon hearing that "there is at least one UH", the wife
                       realizes that the only husband it can be is her own, and so shoots
                     him. Now, imagine that there are just two UH's. Each wife of an UH
                      assumes that the situation is "only one UH in town" and so waits to
                    hear the other wife (she knows who it is, of course) shoot her husband
                   on the first morning. When no one is shot, that can only be because her
                 OWN husband was a second UH. The wife of the second UH makes the same
                   deduction when no shot is fired the first morning (she was waiting, and
                       expecting the other to shoot, too). So they both figure it out after
                     the first morning, and shoot their husbands the second morning. It is
                      easy to tidy up the induction to show that the n UHs will all be shot
                                            just on the n'th morning.




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                                                                    Teaser:

                                       guy #1 chops off his leg and mails it to guy #2
                                     guy #2 opens it, wraps it up, and mails it to guy #3
                                     guy #3 opens it, wraps it up, and sends it to guy #4
                                            guy #4 opens it and throws it away.
                                                   why did this happen?

                                                                   Answer:

                      The guys were stranded (plain crash, sunk ship, whatever) and in order to
                       survive, they decided to each cut off a leg to eat when necessary. They
                          drew straws and each man in turn cut off his leg and they ate it to
                          survive. Guys #2, 3, & 4 had all cut off their legs and they had all
                       shared in the meals, but before Guy #1 had to cut off his leg, they were
                           rescued, so after their return to civilization, to fulfill his part of
                        the bargain Guy #1 cuts off his leg, it gets mailed around as proof of
                           his fulfilling his part of the deal and his leg is finally discarded.



                                                                    Teaser:

                     3 guys go to rent a hotel room, the room is $30, so they each pay $10 right
                    10*3=30. Later that night the hotel guy finds out the room is only $25 so he
                      gives $5 to the bell boy to split between the 3 guys. The bellboy did not
                   know how to split $5 in 3 ways so he kept $2 for himself and gave $1 to each
                  guy so the guys only paid $9 a piece right? So if 9+9+9=27+2=29 where is the
                                                     other dollar?

                                                                   Answer:

  The math is incorrect. If they had been charged $27.00 for the room originally, they would have each
given the man $10.00, and each received $1 change, making the math problem 9+9+9=27, and 27+3=30,
 the $3 being the key. Instead, the way the problem reads, it is turned into 27+2=29, which is where the
confusion lies. The problem should be $25 (room rate) + $2 (what the bellboy kept) = $27, and $27 + $3
                                (the change the three guys received) = $30.



                                                                    Teaser:


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                           A gentleman who died recently left just over $8000 to be divided
                         between his widow, his five sons, and four daughters. He stipulated
                        that every son should receive three times as much as a daughter, and
                        that every daughter should receive twice as much as their mother. If
                          the proecise amount left by the man was $7999.97 (notice that the
                       figures read the same backward as foward), how much did the widow
                                                       receive?

                                                                  Answer:

         there is the widow who gets x amount of dollars, each daughter gets twice that....which is
             2x, each son gets 3 times what the daughters got.....which is 6x.......1 widow= 1x
                           plus 4 daughters which is 8x plus 5 sons which is 30x.
                     1x + 8x + 30x= $7999.97 , 39x= $7999.97, x= $205.127 or $205.13
                                therefore the widow would recieve $205.13
                                  $205.13 x 39= $8000.07, just over $8000




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