I'm posting one puzzle, riddle, math, or statistical problem a day. Try to answer each one and post your answers in the comments section. I'll post the answer the next day. Even if you have the same answer as someone else, feel free to put up your answer, too!
Friday, December 21, 2007
Some More Letter Equations
Like yesterday, can you figure out the phrases below?
12 = D of C (12 Days of Christmas)
1001= A. N.
88= P. K.
18= H. on the G. C.
90= D. in a R. A.
200= D. for P. G. in M.
8= S. on a S. S.
3= B. M. (S. H. T. R.)
4= Q. in a G.
1= W. on a U.
5= D. in a Z. C.
57= H. V.
Thursday, December 20, 2007
- 31 = F at B.R.
- 5 f on a h
- 4 L on a D
- 12 N. on a C.
Wednesday, December 19, 2007
I Know Something About You
2) Multiply it by 4
3) Add 13
4) Multiply the result by 25
5) Subtract 200
6) Add the day of the month on which you were born
7) Multiply by 2
8) Subtract 40
9) Multiply the result by 50
10) Add the last two digits of the year of your birth
11) Finally, subtract 10,500
Write down the number. Notice something?
Tuesday, December 18, 2007
Time to Party
Bell phoned in his acceptance, instead of responding in writing.
Pierre and Marie Curie were radiating enthusiasm!
Einstein thought it would be relatively easy to attend.
Heisenberg was uncertain as to what to do.
Volta was electrified hearing the news.
Archimedes was buoyant at the thought
Ampere was worried he was not up to "current" norms of the party.
Boyle said he was under too much pressure.
Ohm resisted the idea at first.
I'm sure some of you will find these too easy to point out, but I found it amusing. I thought you might, too!
Monday, December 17, 2007
Do Geese See God?
Doc, note, I dissent, a fast never prevents a fatness. I diet on cod.
Friday, December 14, 2007
Some Bad Jokes of Snow
1) What did the big furry hat say to the warm woolly scarf?
2) Why is the slippery ice like music?
3) What do chefs call "Baked Alaska" in Alaska?
4) What do you call a reindeer with no eyes?
1) "You hang around while I go on ahead."
2) If you don't C sharp - you'll B flat!
3) "Baked Here"
4) I have no eye deer.
Thursday, December 13, 2007
Yes or No
Yes or no?
Wednesday, December 12, 2007
A Five Letter Word Meaning ...
A farmer with hundreds of _ _ _ _ _, deeply _ _ _ _ _ about the amount of rainfall, and _ _ _ _ _ around with watering the ground because it is dry enough to _ _ _ _ _ him about the possibility of crop failure.
Tuesday, December 11, 2007
Three Times I Asked
Monday, December 10, 2007
Love and Marriage
The software developer's future wife is not Lisa.
Jason is the accountant.
Jeffery is dating Melissa.
Jack is a salesman.
Abbey is not engaged to the accountant.
Friday, December 07, 2007
Time to Put Your Rhyming Caps On
Month, Orange, Silver, Purple
Thursday, December 06, 2007
Thousands of Letters
I'm labeling this a riddle, but it seems more like a joke.
Wednesday, December 05, 2007
Hardly There Today
Take away my start, and I'm an herbal flair.
What am I?
Tuesday, December 04, 2007
Red, Black and Wet All Over
2) What goes into the water black and comes out red?
Monday, December 03, 2007
What kind of wood was it?
Friday, November 30, 2007
Have a Great Weekend
All tigs are bons.
Some bons are pabs.
Some pabs are tigs.
Therefore, cogs are definitely pabs.--- TRUE or FALSE?
Thursday, November 29, 2007
Keep It Simple
Wednesday, November 28, 2007
A Little Bit of Math
| $ Value of |
| $ Value of |
When he added up the columns as above, he assumed that he still had $1 in the bank. Was he right?
Tuesday, November 27, 2007
The Ship is Sinking
What caused the ship to sink?
This is one of those 'lateral' thinking problems, so there could be many possible solutions. What's yours?
Monday, November 26, 2007
She Held Him Underwater For 5 Minutes
How can this be?
BTW, How was your Thanksgiving?
Wednesday, November 21, 2007
Since I'll be off for the rest of the week, I just wanted to wish you a Happy Thanksgiving! (if you celebrate it... if not, I hope you have a great week!). Answers for the trivia questions are below.
- Where was the turkey first domesticated?
- What is a female turkey called?
- What is a male turkey called?
- What great American statesman lobbied to make the turkey the national symbol?
- What sound does a female turkey make?
- What sound does a male turkey make?
- About how many feathers does a mature turkey have?
- How fast can wild turkeys run?
- Can wild turkeys fly? If so, how fast?
- What is the name of the skin that hangs from a turkey's neck?
- Mexico and Central America
- a hen
- a tom
- Benjamin Franklin
- 25 mph
- Yes, up to 55 mph
Tuesday, November 20, 2007
Words in Common
Ahoy, blow, chin, defy, erst, flux, gist, hint, imps, know, lops, most.
Can you provide a five-letter word having the same property? How about a six-letter one?
Monday, November 19, 2007
Old War Stories
"To Captain Smith for Bravery, Daring and Leadership, World War One, from the Men of Battalion 8."
Frank looked at James and said, "You really don't expect anyone to believe that yarn, do you?" What is wrong with the story?
Friday, November 16, 2007
Throw It Out? But I Want to Use It?
Thursday, November 15, 2007
Many, Many Keys
Four strong legs and enchanting voice,
Yet I never run or talk.
What am I?
Wednesday, November 14, 2007
One New Door, Coming Right Up
Tuesday, November 13, 2007
Very Expensive Pills
Monday, November 12, 2007
Monday Morning Riddle
One of my meanings brings great forceful swings,
The other of me, may have curve, like the first...
But only one meaning can help quench a thirst.
One of my meanings will often bring cheers,
Either of them could hold a few beers.
Friday, November 09, 2007
Comes as an Accessory
Thursday, November 08, 2007
Suffer From My Lack
Wednesday, November 07, 2007
A Little Joke
Why did Puss in Boots change out of his boots and into his dancing shoes?
Tuesday, November 06, 2007
Tale of Two Riddles
2) What do you use to "hoe a row, slay a foe, and wring with woe"?
Monday, November 05, 2007
Friday, November 02, 2007
Better Late Than Never
Thursday, November 01, 2007
You Married Who?
Tuesday, October 30, 2007
Look Behind You
Monday, October 29, 2007
Dimes or Nickels, Do You Have a Change Jar?
Friday, October 26, 2007
Do You Have a Magnetic Personality?
You are in a room where there are no metal objects except for two iron rods. Only one of them is a magnet.
How can you identify the magnet? There are several possibilities. What's your solution?
Thursday, October 25, 2007
Do You Know What These Stand For?
Wednesday, October 24, 2007
Office or Factory
Tuesday, October 23, 2007
Officer on Deck
Question: Who holds what positions (President, Treasurer and Secretary).
Monday, October 22, 2007
Words That Mean the Same
MOVE (S___) PRISON
Friday, October 19, 2007
Five T Instruments
For extra credit, name 8!
Thursday, October 18, 2007
Common to Five
Wednesday, October 17, 2007
Back to School
1) Mister Black does not comprehend angles.
2) Mister White is the only one who knows where the Rocky Mountains are situated..
3) Each teaches three subjects.
4) No subject is taught by three persons.
5) Certain subjects are taught by two people.
6) Mister Rust is bilingual.
Teachers: Mister White, Black and Rust are teachers.
Subjects: English, French, math, history and geography.
Tuesday, October 16, 2007
Laugh it Up!
2) Why do mathematicians think Halloween and Christmas are the same?
3) What do you call an eigen-sheep?
Monday, October 15, 2007
Too Much Math
Let's relax a little and try out some anagrams instead:
- him a test cam
- i psychs
- shin gel
- holy hip sop
- my chi rest
Friday, October 12, 2007
Connecting the Dots
The answer to this question is pretty well known, so if you want to provide the answer, please share your explanation for everyone else.
Thursday, October 11, 2007
Going to the Show?
Wednesday, October 10, 2007
Run But Never Walks?
Tuesday, October 09, 2007
Cook the Inside
Monday, October 08, 2007
Name in Lights?
Friday, October 05, 2007
Ring in a Box
He put three boxes (gold, silver and bronze) out and told the applicant at least one inscription is true and at least one is false. Then he told him inside one of the boxes was a ring. The applicant gets only one chance at figuring out the puzzle. Can you help him out?
Golden box: The ring is not in the silver box.
Silver box: The ring is not in this box.
Lead box: The ring is in this box.
Thursday, October 04, 2007
What is the minimum number of soldiers who must have lost all 4?
Wednesday, October 03, 2007
Tuesday, October 02, 2007
A Foot Pole
foot pole foot pole
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foot pole foot pole
Update: Oops. I noticed the first one was a little bit messed up. It's been fixed. I apologize to anyone who gets here early!
Monday, October 01, 2007
Can You Figure Them Out On a Monday Morning?
Either weigh or whey
Must get here
Must get here
Must get here
Friday, September 28, 2007
Another Counting Problem
Thursday, September 27, 2007
How Many Ways Can You Get to 100?
Wednesday, September 26, 2007
Round Robin Puzzle
A set of soccer matches is to be organized in a "round-robin" fashion, i.e., every participating team plays a match against every other team once and only once.
If 66 matches are totally played, how many teams participated?
Tuesday, September 25, 2007
Ed's sister is engaged to the second baseman.
The center fielder is taller than the right fielder.
Harry and the third baseman live in the same building.
Paul and Allen each won $20 from the pitcher at pinochle.
Ed and the outfielders play poker during their free time.
The pitcher's wife is the third baseman's sister.
The pitcher, catcher, and infielders except Allen, Harry, and Andy, are shorter than Sam.
Paul, Andy, and the shortstop lost $50 each at the racetrack.
Paul, Harry, Bill, and the catcher took a trouncing from the second baseman at pool.
Sam is involved in a divorce suit.
The catcher and the third baseman each have two children.
Ed, Paul, Jerry, the right fielder, and the center fielder are bachelors.
The others are married.
The shortstop, the third baseman, and Bill each cleaned up
$100 betting on the fight.
One of the outfielders is either Mike or Andy.
Jerry is taller than Bill.
Mike is shorter than Bill.
Each of them is heavier than the third baseman.
Using these facts, determine the names of the men playing the various positions on the baseball team. (For you DH fans out there, consider this a National League team, that is, no DH.)
Monday, September 24, 2007
Is Your Head Too Big?
Friday, September 21, 2007
Names: Jimmy, Paul, and Andrew
logging in times: 8:30, 9:00, 9:05
logging off times: 9:30, 10:00, 10:10
1. The one who signed in at 8:30, signed out 40 minutes after Andrew did.
2. The one who signed in at 9:05 signed out at 10:00
3. Paul did not sign in at 8:30
Thursday, September 20, 2007
Logic Puzzles Can Be Impossible
1. The Easy logic problem puzzle took exactly 30 minutes to solve.
2. Jill solved her logic problem puzzle exactly 20 minutes quicker than the Animal puzzle was solved.
3. Jean solved her logic problem exactly 10 minutes quicker than the puzzle about Caravans, but she didn't solve it in 10 minutes.
4. The Monster puzzle took exactly 3 times as long to solve as the Medium logic problem puzzle.
5. Jane solved a logic problem about Planets (not the Impossible or Hard puzzle), which took exactly twice as long to solve as the Medium puzzle.
6. The Animal logic problem was not solved by Joan and was not the Easy or Impossible puzzle.
Names: Jane, Jean, Jill Joan, and June
Time: 10, 20, 30, 40 and 60 minutes (1 hour)
Puzzle: Animals, Caravans, Monsters, Planets and Vegetables
Difficulty: Very Easy, Easy, Medium, Hard and Impossible
Wednesday, September 19, 2007
Letters of the Alphabet?
Tuesday, September 18, 2007
Which Day of the Year?
Monday, September 17, 2007
Three Dirty Letters
Friday, September 14, 2007
Slowest Train in the World
Thursday, September 13, 2007
What am I?
Wednesday, September 12, 2007
Fractions Are Your Friends
Tuesday, September 11, 2007
This 'L'and is Your 'L'and
Friday, September 07, 2007
'S' is for Single
BTW, for those of you who are wondering why I have been remiss in answering the questions the next day, I am being blocked out at my workplace (very unfortunate). But, hopefully I answer each question eventually (from home). I will try to find some more consistent manner of answering, but I have not been able to as yet. (Anyone want to partner with me on this? The pay is lousy, but it can be a lot of fun.)
Thursday, September 06, 2007
You Lost Your Watch?
"The big hand and the little hand are midway between 1 and 2, lying on top of each other."
So, now you need to figure out what time it is.
Wednesday, September 05, 2007
A Little Bit Romantic?
What are they?
Tuesday, September 04, 2007
Check Your Grammar at the Door
What are they?
Friday, August 31, 2007
I Got Stuck Behind a Bus This Morning
What time was it when the boy arrived at school?
Thursday, August 30, 2007
Where did she go?
BTW, I was absent yesterday by accident. I meant to post a puzzle for you, but didn't quite make it. Sorry about that.
Tuesday, August 28, 2007
I am the Greatest!
Which of us was right? Is he really that great?
Monday, August 27, 2007
What's the likelihood that a customer chosen at random has had at least one accident in the the current year?
Friday, August 24, 2007
Can You See Me Now?
Thursday, August 23, 2007
A Little Bit Earlier Today
BTW, Since I posted yesterday's question so late, I'm leaving it up for you to go see and answer before I post the answers.
Wednesday, August 22, 2007
A Picture is Worth a Thousand Words
friend miss friend
Despite trying to publish this question this morning, I wasn't able to because blogger was having issues. Sorry about that to everyone looking for their morning wake up brain buzz.
Tuesday, August 21, 2007
Fancy a Drink?
Another free thinking puzzle. The answers from yesterday were so good, I can't wait to see what you think of for today.
Monday, August 20, 2007
How High Do You Want Me to Jump?
Note, there may be more than one right answer to this question. The idea here is to get you to think a little differently, not to solve a logic or math problem.
Friday, August 17, 2007
Origin of the Species
Thursday, August 16, 2007
For the Married Couples Out There
Wednesday, August 15, 2007
White and Black
Tuesday, August 14, 2007
After Yesterday, I Think We Need a Break
Monday, August 13, 2007
And I Will Raise You Up
Friday, August 10, 2007
Quote of the Day
All of diff'rent Voice and Features,
One of us in Glass is set,
One of us you'll find in Jet,
T'other you may see in Tin,
And the fourth a Box within,
If the fifth you shou'd pursue,
It can never fly from you.
Bonus if you can tell me who said this.
Thursday, August 09, 2007
Recycling Logic Puzzle
Figure out how many cans and junk mail letters each person recycled.
- Kaylee recycled the most number of cans.
- Ethan recyled a total of one hundred forty-nine cans and junk mail letters.
- Alyssa recycled the least number of junk mail letters.
- Connor and Ethan recyled a total of two hundred ninety-two cans and junk mail letters.
- Kaylee recycled less than one hundred twenty-three junk mail letters.
- If the number of cans Ethan recycled was doubled he would have recycled fifty-two cans.
- Alyssa recycled ninety-three more junk mail letters than the number of cans she recycled.
Wednesday, August 08, 2007
Sorry, did you say something?
Tuesday, August 07, 2007
When can you?
Monday, August 06, 2007
Friday, August 03, 2007
My lightning comes before the clouds;
My rain dries all the land it touches.
What am I?
Thursday, August 02, 2007
A Common Item
Wednesday, August 01, 2007
Tuesday, July 31, 2007
What's Wrong With That?
a = 9.999999...
10a = 99.999999...
10a - a = 90
9a = 90
a = 10
Monday, July 30, 2007
One smart thief
Friday, July 27, 2007
$0 all all all all
Thursday, July 26, 2007
Words Gone Wild
mad U mad
Wednesday, July 25, 2007
I'm no hardware engineer
A computer cable has seven connectors, arranged in a perfect circle -- so by rotating the plug, it can be connected to the outlet in any of seven different ways. Each of the connectors is numbered from one to seven, each number being used exactly once. The same is true for the holes in the outlet. The device that uses this cable only requires that one of the connectors match up to its corresponding hole in order to operate. How should you number the connectors on the plug and the holes in the outlet so that, no matter how the cable is rotated and plugged in, at least one connector matches up?
Tuesday, July 24, 2007
The NBA today
- Penuche Fudge finished before Near Miss and after Whispered Promises.
- Whispered Promises tied with Penuche Fudge if and only if Happy Go Lucky did not tie with Skipper's Gal.
- Penuche Fudge finished as many places after Skipper's Gal as Skipper's Gal finished after Whispered Promises if and only if Whispered Promises finished before Near Miss.
The gambler thought for a moment, then answered correctly. How did the five horses finish the race?
Monday, July 23, 2007
In fact, neither Isaac nor Albert had given a correct report of the results of the science fair. Each of them had given one correct statement and one false statement. What was the actual placing of the three contestants?
Friday, July 20, 2007
Repeat After Me
o er t o
word word word word
no ways it ways
Thursday, July 19, 2007
- What do you get if you mix a car, a fly, and a dog?
- What do you call a worm with no teeth?
- What table can we eat?
Wednesday, July 18, 2007
Odd Two Out
1. Dodge, Ford, Lincoln, and Hoover
2. King, Earl, Knight, and Bishop
3. Yellow, Green, Dead, and Black
Tuesday, July 17, 2007
Lies And More Lies
Day 1: "I lie on Monday and Tuesday."
Day 2: "Today, it's Thursday, Saturday, or Sunday."
Day 3: "I lie on Wednesday and Friday."
The Question: On which day does Richard tell the truth?
Monday, July 16, 2007
T _ _ E
DAY L8 DOLLA
Friday, July 13, 2007
As cold as death;
Never thirsty, ever drinking,
All in mail never clinking.
Thursday, July 12, 2007
Names: Anne, Carlos, Clive, Margaret, Stephen
Surnames: Atkins, Evans, Harrison, Kelly, Osuna
Clubs: Bartletts, Overhampton, Portland, Racquets, Worthies
Ages: 18, 30, 43, 55, 61
- Margaret joined Worthies club last Summer, and hopes to still be playing when she hits 40.
- Stephen isn't at Bartletts, whose member is the second oldest and isn't a Kelly.
- Anne, the youngest player, isn't a Harrison, and doesn't play at Overhampton, the club of Mr Osuna.
- Racquets only has male members - Carlos would never join it and Margaret Kelly can't! Clive is the second eldest player, being junior to Stephen Atkins.
Wednesday, July 11, 2007
How Old Are You Now?
2. Eight years ago, Mary was half as old as Jane will be when Jane is one year older than Tim will be at the time when Mary will be five times as old as Tim will be two years from now.
3. When Tim was one year old, Mary was three years older than Tim will be when Jane is three times as old as Mary was six years before the time when Jane was half as old as Tim will be when Mary will be ten years older than Mary was when Jane was one-third as old as Tim will be when Mary will be three times as old as she was when Jane was born.
How old are they now?
Tuesday, July 10, 2007
- Why should you never mention the number 288 in front of anyone?
- How is the moon like a dollar?
- What coin doubles in value when half is deducted?
- Where can you buy a ruler that is 3 feet long?
- What has 4 legs and only 1 foot?
- What did one math book say to the other math book?
Monday, July 09, 2007
All you ever need to know about frogs
- Why are frogs so happy?
- How does a frog feel when he has a broken leg?
- What happened to the frog's car when his parking meter expired?
- What is a frogs favorite time?
Friday, July 06, 2007
What time is it?
How do you escape?
And more importantly, how did you get stuck in a room like that anyways? :-)
Thursday, July 05, 2007
Planes, Trains, and Coats
During a recent plane and train spotting contest, five eager entrants were lined up ready to be tested on their spotting ability. They had each spotted a number of planes (26, 86, 123, 174, 250) and a number of trains (5, 42, 45, 98, 105). From the clues below, can you determine what colour coat each was wearing, their position, their age (21, 23, 31, 36, 40) and the number of trains and planes spotted?
1. Simon spotted 44 less trains than planes.
2. Keith was 36 years old.
3. The person on the far right was 8 years younger than Simon, and spotted 174 planes.
4. James was wearing a beige coat and spotted 37 trains fewer than Simon.
5. The person who was wearing a green coat, was 19 years younger than the person to his left.
6. Steven spotted 105 trains and 250 planes.
7. The person in the centre was 31 years old, was wearing a blue coat and spotted 42 trains.
8. Alan, who was on the far left, spotted 26 planes, and spotted 72 trains more than planes.
9. The person who was wearing a red coat, was 4 years older than Keith and was not next to the person wearing a blue coat.
10.The person who was next to the 31 year old but not next to the person who spotted 26 planes, was wearing a orange coat, and spotted 45 trains.
Tuesday, July 03, 2007
Fourth of July Trivia
The Fourth of July 2007
On this day in 1776, the Declaration of Independence was approved by the Continental Congress, triggering the 13 colonies on the road to freedom as a sovereign nation. As always, this most American of holidays will be marked by parades, fireworks and backyard barbecues across the country.
In July 1776, the estimated number of people living in the newly independent nation.
(1776 population from Historical Statistics of the United States: Colonial Times to 1970.)
The nation’s population on this July Fourth.
The value of fireworks imported from China in 2006, representing the bulk of all U.S. fireworks imported ($216 million). U.S. exports of fireworks, by comparison, came to just $22.6 million in 2006, with Japan purchasing more than any other country ($8 million).
The value of U.S. manufacturers’ shipments of fireworks in 2002.
Fourth of July Cookouts
More than 1 in 4
The chance that the hot dogs and pork sausages consumed on the Fourth originated in Iowa. The Hawkeye State had a total of 15.5 million market hogs and pigs on March 1. This represents more than one-fourth of the nation’s total. North Carolina (8.4 million) and Minnesota (6.2 million) were the runners-up.
6.8 billion pounds
Total production of cattle and calves in Texas in 2006. Chances are good that the beef hot dogs, steaks and burgers on your backyard grill came from the Lone Star State, which accounted for about one-sixth of the nation’s total production. And if they did not come from Texas, they very well may have come from Nebraska (4.8 billion pounds) or Kansas (4.1 billion pounds).
Number of states in which the revenue from broiler chickens was $1 billion or greater between December 2005 and November 2006. There is a good chance that one of these states — Georgia, Arkansas, Alabama, North Carolina, Mississippi or Texas — is the source of your barbecued chicken.
The odds that the beans in your side dish of baked beans came from Michigan or North Dakota, which produced 49 percent of the nation’s dry, edible beans in 2006. Another popular Fourth of July side dish is corn on the cob. Florida, California, Georgia and New York together accounted for 60 percent of the sweet corn produced nationally in 2006.
Please Pass the Potato Salad
Potato salad and potato chips are popular food items at Fourth of July barbecues. Nearly half of the nation’s spuds were produced in Idaho or Washington in 2006.
More than 70 percent
Amount of the nation’s head lettuce production in 2006 that came from California. This lettuce may end up in your salad or on your hamburger.
About 2 in 3
The chances that the fresh tomatoes in your salad came from Florida or California, which combined accounted for 68 percent of U.S. tomato production last year. The ketchup on your hamburger or hot dog probably came from California, which accounted for 95 percent of processed tomato production in 2006.
The state that led the nation in watermelon production last year (835 million pounds). Other leading producers of this popular Fourth of July dessert include California, Georgia and Texas, each with more than 600 million pounds.
More than 74 million
Number of Americans who said they have taken part in a barbecue during the previous year. It’s probably safe to assume a lot of these events took place on Independence Day.
In 2006, the dollar value of U.S. imports of American flags; the vast majority of this amount ($5 million) was for U.S. flags made in China.
Dollar value of U.S. flags exported in 2006. Trinidad and Tobago was the leading customer, purchasing $661,498 worth.
Annual dollar value of shipments of fabricated flags, banners and similar emblems by the nation’s manufacturers, according to the latest published Economic Census (2002) data.
Number of places nationwide with “liberty” in its name. The most populous one is Liberty, Mo. (29,042). Iowa, with four, has more of these places than any other state: Libertyville, New Liberty, North Liberty and West Liberty.
* Thirty-two places are named “eagle” — after the majestic bird that serves as our national symbol. (Places include cities, towns, villages and census-designated places.) The most populous such place is Eagle Pass, Texas, with 25,571 residents. There is also Eagle County, Colo., with a population of 49,085.
* Eleven places have “independence” in their name. The most populous of these is Independence, Mo., with 110,208 residents.
* Five places adopted the name “freedom.” Freedom, Calif., with 6,000 residents, has the largest population among these.
* There is one place named “patriot” — Patriot, Ind., with a population of 195.
* And what could be more fitting than spending the Fourth of July in a place called “America”? There are five such places in the country, with the most populous being American Fork, Utah, population 21,372.
The British are Coming!
Dollar value of trade last year between the United States and the United Kingdom, making the British, our adversary in 1776, our sixth-leading trading partner today.
Source: US Census
Monday, July 02, 2007
No cheaters allowed
FINISHED FILES ARE THE RE-
SULT OF YEARS OF SCIENTIF-
IC STUDY COMBINED WITH
THE EXPERIENCE OF YEARS.
Friday, June 29, 2007
What is a sport?
How can this be possible?
Thursday, June 28, 2007
Hark, did you hear something?
PS, I added a poll to the sidebar. I've been wondering what type of questions/puzzles you like best. So let me know using the poll.
Wednesday, June 27, 2007
Tuesday, June 26, 2007
Happy Fourth of July!
And, yes, I know it's a little early for the fourth of July...
Monday, June 25, 2007
Friday, June 22, 2007
Part Two, Rebus
6) VA DERS
7) $0 all all all all
Thursday, June 21, 2007
Where Did the Rebus Go?
E _ E
2) BA NK
4) IFLAND IFIFC
Wednesday, June 20, 2007
Tuesday, June 19, 2007
A Closet Full of Shoes
Monday, June 18, 2007
Some more sports
But that's not the riddle.
No man on either side has reached second base. How can this be?
Friday, June 15, 2007
For all you fans out there
What is it?
Wednesday, June 13, 2007
Who invented the Equal Sign?
Here's your question: Perfect numbers are special because they are equal to the sum of their factors. The number 6, for instance, has factors 1, 2, and 3 which when summed equals 6. The next perfect number is 28. Do you know what the third perfect number is?
Hint: It's less than 500.
Tuesday, June 12, 2007
Its the Good Ship
Monday, June 11, 2007
Two identical tanks full of water are being drained at the same time. One of the tanks has one -two centimeter circular drain outlet and the other has two -one centimeter circular drain outlets. Will one of the tanks empty faster than the other?
Friday, June 08, 2007
And each, I assure you, will rhyme with the other.
My first you will find is one-fifth of my second,
And truly my whole a long period reckoned.
How many am I?
Thursday, June 07, 2007
Four Wet Men
Wednesday, June 06, 2007
Crack the Glass
Tuesday, June 05, 2007
Monday, June 04, 2007
We Haven't Seen Any Math Questions in a While
And a little bit harder: Can you find a three digit number which is 2 less than a cube and 2 more than a square?
Hint: the three digit number I can find is made of consecutive digits, like 567.
Friday, June 01, 2007
Thursday, May 31, 2007
Salt: Good morning
Wednesday, May 30, 2007
It was read by a man who had lost his sight.
The dumb repeated it word for word;
And deaf was he who listened and heard.
Tuesday, May 29, 2007
Three Cards, All in a Row
Three playing cards in a row. Can you name them with these clues?
There is a two to the right of a king.
A diamond will be found to the left of a spade.
An ace is to the left of a heart.
A heart is to the left of a spade.
Now, identify all three cards.
Friday, May 25, 2007
April was born in April
Thursday, May 24, 2007
2) Juanita's grandmother is only five years older than her mother. How is this possible?
3) Farmer Bob has four white sheep, three black sheep, and one brown sheep at her farm. How many sheep can say they are the same color as another sheep at the farm?
Just so you know, the third one is more of a joke than a riddle.
Wednesday, May 23, 2007
Tuesday, May 22, 2007
Despite Concerning the Past Within
Monday, May 21, 2007
Same as Before
Friday, May 18, 2007
They grow up so fast!
How is this possible?
Thursday, May 17, 2007
A Question From Andrew
I'm sure Andrew will be back tomorrow to answer this one, because I can't!
Wednesday, May 16, 2007
An Eminent King
Five in the middle is seen;
First of all figures, the first of all letters,
Take up their stations between.
Join all together, and then you will bring
Before you the name of an eminent king.
Tuesday, May 15, 2007
A Great Man ... or was it a Woman?
Monday, May 14, 2007
Ache, Nest, and Drum.
Friday, May 11, 2007
Lets End the Week With Logic
People: Sally, Jamie, and Max
Chores: Empty the trash cans, Clean the cat litter, and vacuum
Times: 15 minutes, 30 minutes, and 45 minutes
1) Sally cleans the cat litter.
2) Jamie's chore doesn't take 30 minutes.
3) Max doesn't vacuum.
4) Sally's chore takes 45 minutes.
Thursday, May 10, 2007
1. P O
2. BA BA
4. @ # $ %
Wednesday, May 09, 2007
The Sound of Silence
Tuesday, May 08, 2007
Five little items
1) We're 5 little items of an everyday sort, you'll find us all in A Tennis Court.
What are we?
2) What animal can you spell using the letters: W-E-A-L-U?
Monday, May 07, 2007
Monday Morning Special
A big cuddly dog emitted fierce growls, happily ignoring joyful kids licking minute nuts on pretty queer rotten smelly toadstools underneath vampires who x-rayed young zombies.
Friday, May 04, 2007
I am not sure?
I do not know where family doctors acquired illegibly perplexing handwriting; nevertheless, extraordinary pharmaceutical intellectuality, counterbalancing indecipherability, transcendentalizes intercommunications' incomprehensibleness.
Thursday, May 03, 2007
Why did he lose the bet?
And no, we're not talking about a doll house or some other miniature house.
Wednesday, May 02, 2007
Tuesday, May 01, 2007
The night the lights went out
Monday, April 30, 2007
Why is it always about the inheritance?
Friday, April 27, 2007
Can you make seven words?
Thursday, April 26, 2007
11 is a race horse
11 is a race horse
12 is 12
Wednesday, April 25, 2007
Marry the Princess
The Princess was put in a 50x50 foot carpeted room. Each of her four suitors were put in one corner of the room with a small box to stand on. The first one to touch the Princess hand would be the winner and become the new King.
The rules of the test were that the contestants could not walk over the carpet, cross the plane of the carpet, or hang from anything; nor could they use anything but their body and wits (i.e. no magic or telepathy, nor any items such as ladders, block and tackles etc).
One suitor figured out a way and married the Princess and became the new King. How did he figure it out?
Tuesday, April 24, 2007
Get Busy Living
Monday, April 23, 2007
How Well Can You Count Jelly Beans?
Friday, April 20, 2007
CORSET, COSTER, SECTOR, ESCORT, COURTS
Thursday, April 19, 2007
Seen any good movies lately?
Wednesday, April 18, 2007
Two Riddles today
What am I?
I can be cracked, I can be made.
I can be told, I can be played.
What am I?
Tuesday, April 17, 2007
A heart that never beats
I have a home but I never sleep.
I can take a mans house and build anothers,
And I love to play games with my many brothers.
I am a king among fools.
Who am I?
BTW, I forgot to mention yesterday was a holiday for me. My apologies to anyone who was looking for a question.
Friday, April 13, 2007
Famous Rock Group
Thursday, April 12, 2007
Subject: Math Conversions that make sense
1. Ratio of an igloo's circumference to its diameter = Eskimo Pi
2. 2000 pounds of Chinese soup = Won ton
3. 1 millionth of a mouthwash = 1 microscope
4. Time between slipping on a peel & hitting the ground = 1 bananosecond
5. Weight an evangelist carries with God = 1 billigram
6. Time it takes to sail 220 yds at 1 nautical mile/hr = Knotfurlong
7. 16.5' in the Twilight Zone = 1 Rod
8. Half a large intestine = 1 semicolon
9. 1,000,000 aches = 1 megahurt
10. Basic unit of laryngitis = 1 hoarsepower
11. Shortest distance between two jokes = A straight line
12. 453.6 graham crackers = 1 pound cake
13. 1 million-million microphones = 1 megaphone
14. 2 million bicycles = 2 megacycles
15. 365.25 days = 1 unicycle
16. 2000 mockingbirds = 2 kilomockingbirds
17. 52 cards = 1 decacards
18. 1 kilogram of falling figs = 1 FigNewton
19. 1000 milliliters of wet socks = 1 literhosen
20. 1 millionth of a fish = 1 microfiche
21. 1 trillion pins = 1 terrapin
22. 10 rations = 1 decoration
23. 100 rations = 1 C-ration
24. 2 monograms = 1 diagram
25. 4 nickels = 2 paradigms
26. 4 statute miles of intravenous surgical tubing at = 1 IV League
27. 100 Senators = Not 1 decision
Which group do you belong to?
Which of these words belongs too? Why?
Wednesday, April 11, 2007
Only one color
Stuck at the bottom, yet easily flies.
Present in sun, but not in rain,
Doing no harm, and feeling no pain.
What is it?
Tuesday, April 10, 2007
True or False?
Is this statement True or False?
Monday, April 09, 2007
Which jug is which?
Friday, April 06, 2007
Take away the whole
Thursday, April 05, 2007
You think you know baseball?
Wednesday, April 04, 2007
Two More Brain Teasers
2) A man was born in 1955. He's alive and well today at age 33. How is this possible?
Tuesday, April 03, 2007
One word, nine letters
There is a common English word that is seven letters long, where you can do the same thing. What is it and what are the words that it becomes after removing a letter at a time?
Need a hint? I'll leave one in the comments.
Monday, April 02, 2007
It's the cheesiest!
Friday, March 30, 2007
Hungry for a little bacon?
I am made with an egg,
I have plenty of backbone, but lack a good leg,
I peel layers like onions, but still remain whole,
I can be long, like a flagpole, yet fit in a hole,
What am I?
Thursday, March 29, 2007
Wednesday, March 28, 2007
He is just painful
Tuesday, March 27, 2007
Two quick riddles to start your day with
1) What state is surrounded by the most water?
2) How many letters are there in the alphabet?
Monday, March 26, 2007
Ratio of 1:2:3
Friday, March 23, 2007
(I'm sure there's more than one, but I heard this on the radio this morning and I thought it was interesting.)
Thursday, March 22, 2007
Five Balls Are Removed
Wednesday, March 21, 2007
Does it All Add Up?
Can you arrange the numbers in such a way that the odd numbers and the even numbers have the same value? You can use +, -, / and *. You can also combine digits to make multi-digit numbers.
Tuesday, March 20, 2007
Riddle my word
What am I?
Monday, March 19, 2007
Can you riddle me this?
I have eleven neighbors, and yet none of them turn,
I am visited in sequence, first, last or in between,
PRS (& sometimes Q) are my initials,
Now, tell me what I mean.
Friday, March 16, 2007
Can you help save Christmas?
- Santa was not delivering the Train Set to Craig.
- Rudolph hauled Santa out of one chimney exactly 1 hour before Santa was rescued from Diana's chimney.
- Building Blocks were delivered to Ryan after 1:30a.m. but before 4:00a.m.
- Blitzen hauled Santa out of one chimney exactly half an hour after Donner hauled him out of another
- Comet helped Santa when he was stuck in Jerry's chimney: this was not the last chimney that he was stuck in that morning.
- The Teddy Bear was delivered directly before the Doll, but not to Diana and wasn't with Santa when Rudolph pulled him out.
- Prancer did not help Santa when he was stuck in the chimney with Drums.
- No reindeer helped Santa out of a chimney with a toy having the same initial as the reindeer's name.
Reindeer: Blitzen, Comet, Donner, Prancer, Rudolph
Child: Craig, Diana, Jerry, Ryan, Sadie
Toy: Building Blocks, Doll, Drums, Teddy Bear, Train Set
Thursday, March 15, 2007
I'll give you a hint, it's lower than 100, but higher than you think!
Wednesday, March 14, 2007
How many coins do I have in my pocket?
(US Coins only, please)
Tuesday, March 13, 2007
Do You Fear the Wolf?
Can you fill out the missing steps?
Monday, March 12, 2007
You force heaven to be empty
Friday, March 09, 2007
Amusement Park Roller Coaster
The following four statements are true:
- Laurie is sharing a car.
- Mark is not sharing a car and is seated immediately behind an empty car.
- Tom is not sharing a car with either Gwen or Paul.
- Gwen is riding in either the third or fourth car.
(A) Gwen is riding in the fourth car.
(B) Paul is riding in the third car.
(C) Tom is riding in the fifth car.
(D) Laurie is riding in the third car.
(E) The first car is empty.
Thursday, March 08, 2007
Wednesday, March 07, 2007
What could I be?
And many people say I stay too long.
I go quite well with green,
But that is not the color that
Most people think of when they think of me.
What could I be?
Tuesday, March 06, 2007
On the One Hand
Monday, March 05, 2007
I have four parts
Change my second, I'm what Rachel did.
Change my third and I'm a sore.
Change my fourth and I look good on gifts.
I'm often held, I'm often filled,
I'm often set in place.
What am I?
For full bonus points, you need to get them all. :-)
Friday, March 02, 2007
Clue 1: You're destined to "pic" the correct answer
Clue 2: nacho average celebrity
Who or what am I referring to?
Thursday, March 01, 2007
Can you fix this equation?
You have four line segments to work with, can you insert them in order to make this equation work?
Can you do it with three lines? The equation doesn't have to be exact, but does have to be accurate to at least six decimal places.
Wednesday, February 28, 2007
Arrange the numbers
2 3 4
5 6 7
Note that the 1 should be above the 3, and the 8 is just below the 6. So the top position held by the number 1 is affecting 2 (diagonal, consecutive) adversely, but not 3 (vertical, but not consecutive) and 4 (diagonal, but not consecutive).
Tuesday, February 27, 2007
Letters in the Middle
Example: Ever - _ _ _ _ _ - Horn
Answer: Evergreen Greenhorn
Ri _ _ _ satile
Al _ _ _ oury
Mo _ _ _ ergo
Unaw _ _ _ na
A _ _ _ _ ounce
Fel _ _ _ ly
Monday, February 26, 2007
Friday, February 23, 2007
Magic Square Time
E T S
E F F
The letters represent the first letter in the number. For instance, T could stand for two, three, ten and so on...
Thursday, February 22, 2007
No batteries needed
1) A solar powered clothes drier.
2) A hand-held word processor.
3) It is a portable arcade. A hand-held amusement resource with no cartridges or batteries. Access games of speed, dexterity, memory, cunning. Produce magical effects or construct lofty towers. Some games can increase your income.
Wednesday, February 21, 2007
Back to the Rebus
10 2 10
Tuesday, February 20, 2007
- "Just sit right back and you'll hear a tale / A tale of a fateful trip."
- "Here's the story / Of a lovely lady / Who's bringing up three very lovely girls."
- "I'll bet we've been together for a million years. / And I'll bet we'll be together for a million more. / It's like I started breathing on the nite we kissed, / And I can't remember what I ever did before."
- "Making your way in the world today takes everything you've got; / Taking a break from all your worries sure would help a lot. / Wouldn't you like to get away?"
- "Boy, the way Glenn Miller played / Songs that made the hit parade / Guys like us we had it made. / Those were the days."
- "Got a call from an old friend we used to be real close. / Said he couldn't go on the American way. / Closed the shop, sold the house / Bought a ticket to the West Coast / Now he gives them a stand-up routine in L.A."
- "All this energy callin' me back where it comes from / It's such a crude attitude, it's back where it belongs."
- "What ever happened to predictability? / The milkman, the paperboy, evening TV. / How did I get to livin' here? / Somebody tell me, please."
- "What would you do if I sang out of tune? / Would you stand up and walk out on me? / Lend me your ears and I'll sing you a song / I will try not to sing out of key."
- "I know my parents love me, / Stand behind me come what may. / I know now that I'm ready, / Because I finally heard them say..."
Monday, February 19, 2007
Face the Facts
Abraham Lincoln, James Garfield, Grover Cleveland, Theodore Roosevelt
Friday, February 16, 2007
1. Moby Dick fan letter
Answer: Whale mail.
2. Stream cove
3. Medieval soldier competition
4. Extra couple
5. Metal drain plug
Thursday, February 15, 2007
A little bit easier
Wednesday, February 14, 2007
Words in Common
GRIT, GIRT AND TRIG all fit in. SO does HOVELS, but not SHOVEL.
VOLE fits, but LOVE does not.
Have I given you enough clues? Can you tell me which of the following belongs? Only one!
WIZARD, MAGICIAN, MEDIUM or MAGIC?
Tuesday, February 13, 2007
1) L'il Abner's creator (2 words) _ _ _ _ P P
2) Giant Slugger (2 words) _ _ _ _ T T
3) Broadcast Journalist (2 words) _ _ _ _ _ _ _ D D
4) Star of the Avenger (2 words) _ _ _ _ _ _ _ G G
5) Packer's Quarterback (2 words) _ _ _ _ _ _ _ R R
Monday, February 12, 2007
Are you a pedestrian?
1. A large truck (which wasn't first in line) spewed black exhaust somewhere in front of the vehicle whose bumper read MURPHY WAS AN OPTIMIST.
2. A sports car with blaring rock music was somewhere in front of the vehicle whose bumper warned RADIO ACTIVE.
3. None of the drivers could read the parcel-laden vehicle's sticker which chortled I GOT MALLED!
4. A van was ahead of the station wagon but behind the vehicle whose bumper proclaimed TEAR ALONG DOTTED LINE!
Friday, February 09, 2007
Hopefully, the spacing comes out when this gets published, but I'm not promising anything.
Thursday, February 08, 2007
Triple the Relationships
sharp thumb tie... A related word to all three would be tack.
- bell iron tender
- key wall precious
- man order air
- bath up gum
- plan show walker
- key wall precious
- base snow dance
Wednesday, February 07, 2007
A little math magic
First choose a four digit number where the digits are not all the same (that is not 1111, 2222,…). Then rearrange the digits to get the largest and smallest numbers these digits can make. Finally, subtract the smallest number from the largest to get a new number, and carry on repeating the operation for each new number.
For example, start with the number 2005. The maximum number you can make is 5200 and the minimum number is 0025. Take 2500 - 0025 and you get 5175. Repeat this for 5175 and you take the max: 7551 and subtract the minimum and you get 5994. Repeat until you get the same number.
Example 2: Number: 5748
8754 - 4578 = 1174
7411 - 1147 = 6264
... Keep repeating ...
Get it? OK. So, go ahead and pick your four digit number and see what you end up with.
Tuesday, February 06, 2007
Example: **chorm** Answer: an - anchorman.
Monday, February 05, 2007
This one is hard
Cod, super, code, agree, fir, _____?
Friday, February 02, 2007
House colors: gray, white, blue, red, brown, yellow
There are 3 women: Lily, Doreen, Kayla,
And there are 3 men: Brian, Dirk, Tom
1. Dirk lives in the house farthest to the East.
2. Neither the brown or white house is at either end.
3. Lily lives west of Doreen,
I have my own puzzle for you all.
What is special about the following words?
Two clues to help a bit:
1) This is not an exhaustive list...these words just all share this special trait
2) The length of the words is not important.