Friday, December 22, 2006

Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year!

Hi all. Rather than posting erratically (if at all) over the next week, I'm just going to call it today. I'll be back in the new year, so keep the rss feed up and running for that first day back.

I want to thank everyone for their contributions to the answers (and corrections!) each day and wish you all a Happy Holidays! whatever you might celebrate along with a Happy New Year! to you all!

Thanks again and I'll see you on January 2nd.

-Mike

Thursday, December 21, 2006

How many words can you see?

How many words can you find? Each word must contain the central O and no letter can be used twice, however, the letters do not have to be connected. Proper nouns are not allowed, however, plurals are. There is at least one nine letter word. Excellent: 20 words. Good: 16 words. Average: 14 words.

O F O
L O O
P R F

Wednesday, December 20, 2006

Who won what?

A, B, C, D and E ran a race. The medals were gold, silver and bronze.

1) A will not win the gold, nor B the silver.
2) C will win a medal, and D will not.
3) D and E will both win medals.
4) D will not win the silver, nor E the bronze.
5) A will win a medal, and C will not.

Who won which of the medals?

Tuesday, December 19, 2006

Achmed and Ali

Achmed and Ali are camel-drivers and on one day they decided to quit their job. They wanted to become shepherds. So they went to the market and sold all their camels. The amount of money(dinars) they received for each camel is the same as the total of camels they owned. For that money they bought as many sheep as possible at 10 dinars a sheep. For the money that was left they bought a goat.

On their way home they got in a fight and decided to split up. When they divided the sheep there was one sheep left. So Ali said to Achmed "I take the last sheep and you can get the goat". "That's not fair" said Achmed, "a goat costs lesser than a sheep". "Ok", Ali said "then I will give you one of my dogs and then we are even". And Achmed agreed.

How much does a dog cost?

Monday, December 18, 2006

How much rope?

A fool wants to tie a rope around the earth. So he buys a rope of 40,000 KM and ties it around the world. His neighbor, also a fool, wants to do the same only he wants the rope on sticks 1 meter above the ground.

How much more rope does he need?
And how much more rope do you need when you use a tennis ball instead of the earth?

Friday, December 15, 2006

Falls in the middle

What word creates two new words. For example: green completes ever - ___ - horn to make evergreen and greenhorn.

1. LENGTH - _______ - CRACK
2. WITH - _______ - OVER
3. MAKE - _______ - LESS

Thursday, December 14, 2006

Wednesday, December 13, 2006

What is it?

1)
running home

2)
ri

poorch

3)
yaplayrd

4)
XQQME

5)
Must get here
Must get here
Must get here

6)
"derful"

7)
Give Get
Give Get
Give Get
Give Get

Tuesday, December 12, 2006

Christmas Trivia

Answer as many or as few as you like:
  1. What popular children's cracker today was introduced in 1902 as a Christmas ornament?
  2. In 1939 Robert May created this Christmas figure as a Christmas promotion for Montgomery Ward department store in Chicago.
  3. Who was the United States first ambassador to Mexico?
  4. What popular Christmas candy today had it’s debute and was given out by a choirmaster in 1670 to quiet the noisy children?
  5. What best selling Christmas song did Gene Autry record in 1951?
  6. What American President barred the Christmas Tree from being displayed in the White House?
  7. What years were the first machine printed Christmas Card offered in a United States Variety Store?
  8. The politicians, women’s groups, and seniors’ organizations protested this Christmas song written in 1979 and popularized by Elmo and Patsy.
  9. “Crying up the lum “ is how some Scottish children tell Santa Claus their Christmas gift wishes. What is “crying up the lum “?
  10. The Nutcracker phenomenon started as a story by E.T.A. Hoffmann in what year?

Monday, December 11, 2006

Friday, December 08, 2006

What word is this?

Put this on,
And warm you'll be.
Take one off,
And an emotion, you'll see.

Thursday, December 07, 2006

Wild, Wild West

It's another anagram post. Who are these wild and wooly western characters?

In a sly local
Black brat
Killed by hit
Orb-like leech
Yuck! Sadden sadistic bunch

Wednesday, December 06, 2006

Sporting Chance

Can you decipher the following six anagrams?
Goons hit
Mother not planned
If wet lighting
Lenient stab
Stingy scam
Bat on mind

Tuesday, December 05, 2006

Read carefully, plot twist ahead

In the back yard there is a hollow stump that contains six ears of corn. If a healthy squirrel carries out only three ears each day, how many days will it take to empty the stump?

Monday, December 04, 2006

A horse is a horse, of course

A horse is tied to a 15 foot rope and there is a bail of hay 25 feet away from him. Yet the horse is able to eat from the bail of hay. How is this possible?

Friday, December 01, 2006

They must by argyle

There is a clothing store in Bartlesville. The owner has devised his own method of pricing items. A vest costs $20, socks cost $25, a tie costs $15 and a blouse costs $30. Using the method, how much would a pair of underwear cost?
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