Monday, April 30, 2007

Why is it always about the inheritance?

An old man wanted to leave all of his money to one of his three sons, but he didn't know which one he should give it to. He gave each of them a few coins and told them to buy something that would be able to fill their living room. The first man bought straw, but there was not enough to fill the room. The second bought some sticks, but they still did not fill the room. The third man bought two things that filled the room, so he obtained his father's fortune. What were the two things that the third son bought?

Friday, April 27, 2007

Can you make seven words?

Using the words DROVES and NEWS write seven words using each letter once.

Thursday, April 26, 2007

11 is a race horse

With a little detective work and deep thought, the following facts can make an accurate statement. Can you figure it out?

11 is a race horse
12 is 12
1111 race

Wednesday, April 25, 2007

Marry the Princess

A "Wise King" devised a contest to see who would receive the Princess hand in marriage.
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

Walk on the living, they don't even mumble. Walk on the dead, they mutter and grumble. What are they?

Monday, April 23, 2007

How Well Can You Count Jelly Beans?

Alice, Ben, Charlie, David, and Ed entered a contest to guess how many jelly beans are in a jar. Alice guessed 30, Ben guessed 28, Charlie guessed 29, David guessed 25, and Ed guessed 26. Two were off the mark by 1, one was wrong by 4, and one by 3. But one was correct. How many jelly beans are in the jar at the store?

Friday, April 20, 2007

Word Relations

Which of the following words don't belong in the group and why?

Thursday, April 19, 2007

Seen any good movies lately?

Four couples are going to the movies. Each row holds eight seats. Betty and Jim don't want to sit next to Alice and Tom, and Alice and Tom don't want to sit next to Gertrude and Bill. On the other hand, Sally and Bob don't want to sit next to Betty and Jim. How can the couples arrange themselves so that they all sit in one row and still be happy.

Wednesday, April 18, 2007

Two Riddles today

When I point up it's bright, but when I point down it's dark.
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 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

I am a rock group that has 4 members, all of whom are dead, one of which was assasinated. What am I?

Thursday, April 12, 2007

Math Conversions

Not part of the usual questions, but just something funny I thought you might enjoy.

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?

These words belong to the same group:

Which of these words belongs too? Why?

Wednesday, April 11, 2007

Only one color

Only one color, but not one size,
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

Monday, April 09, 2007

Which jug is which?

There are two plastic jugs filled with water. How could you put all of this water into a barrel, without using the jugs or any dividers, and still tell which water came from which jug?

Friday, April 06, 2007

Take away the whole

What is it that when you take away the whole, you still have some left over?

Thursday, April 05, 2007

You think you know baseball?

In a major league baseball game, a pitcher faced only 27 batters. Every batter he faced, he struck out. He allowed no hits and no runs, yet his team lost 4-0. How could this be?

Wednesday, April 04, 2007

Two More Brain Teasers

1) The word CANDY can be spelled using just 2 letters. Can you figure out how?

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 nine letters long. Each time you remove a letter from it, it still remains an English word - from nine letters right down to a single letter. What is the original word, and what are the words that it becomes after removing one letter at a time?

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.
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