Friday, November 30, 2007

Have a Great Weekend

Some cogs are tigs.
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

I know a word of letters three, add two and fewer there will be?

Wednesday, November 28, 2007

A Little Bit of Math

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:
$ Value of
$ Value of
Balance remaining
$50 $50
25 25
10 15
8 7
5 2
2 0
--- ---
$100 $99

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

On a fine sunny day a ship was in the harbor. All of a sudden the ship began to sink. There was no storm and nothing wrong with the ship yet it sank right in front of the spectators eyes. No one tried to help the sailors on board, despite plenty of witnesses.

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

A woman shoots her husband. Then she holds him under water for over 5 minutes. Finally, she hangs him. But 5 minutes later they both go out together and enjoy a wonderful dinner together.

How can this be?

BTW, How was your Thanksgiving?

Wednesday, November 21, 2007

Turkey Trivia

Cartoon TurkeyLast year we had Thanksgiving trivia. This year it will be all about the turkey.

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.
  1. Where was the turkey first domesticated?
  2. What is a female turkey called?
  3. What is a male turkey called?
  4. What great American statesman lobbied to make the turkey the national symbol?
  5. What sound does a female turkey make?
  6. What sound does a male turkey make?
  7. About how many feathers does a mature turkey have?
  8. How fast can wild turkeys run?
  9. Can wild turkeys fly? If so, how fast?
  10. What is the name of the skin that hangs from a turkey's neck?

  1. Mexico and Central America
  2. a hen
  3. a tom
  4. Benjamin Franklin
  5. click
  6. gobble
  7. 3,500
  8. 25 mph
  9. Yes, up to 55 mph
  10. wattle

Tuesday, November 20, 2007

Words in Common

What do the following words have 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

Frank and some of the boys were exchanging old war stories. James offered one about how his grandfather (Captain Smith)led a battalion against a German division during World War I. Through brilliant maneuvers he defeated them and captured valuable territory. Within a few months after the battle he was presented with a sword bearing the inscription:

"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?

What do you throw out when you want to use it, but take in when you don't want to use it?

Thursday, November 15, 2007

Many, Many Keys

Many many keys I have, but no door I unlock.
Four strong legs and enchanting voice,
Yet I never run or talk.
What am I?

Wednesday, November 14, 2007

Tuesday, November 13, 2007

Very Expensive Pills

You've been placed on a course of expensive medication in which you are to take one tablet of medicine A and one tablet of medicine B daily. You must be careful that you take just one of each because taking more of either can have serious side effects. Taking an A without taking a B, or vice versa, can also be very serious, because they must be taken together in order to be effective. In summary, you must take exactly one of the A pills and one of the B pills at one time. Therefore, you open up the A bottle, and you tap one A pill into your hand. You put that bottle aside and you open the B bottle. You do the same, but by mistake, two Bs fall into your hand with the A pill. Now, here's the problem. You weren't watching your hand as the pills fell into it, so you can't tell the A pill apart from the two B pills. The pills look identical. They are the same size, same weight, same color, same everything, and they are not marked differently in any way. What are you going to do? You cannot tell which pill is which, and they cost $100 a piece, so you cannot afford to throw them away and start over again. How do you get your daily dose of exactly one A and exactly one B without wasting any of the pills?

Monday, November 12, 2007

Monday Morning Riddle

I am one simple word, but I mean different things
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

What is it that goes with an automobile and comes with it; is of no use to it,and yet the automobile cannot move without it?

Thursday, November 08, 2007

Suffer From My Lack

I weaken all men for hours each day. I show you strange visions while you are away. I take you by night, by day take you back, None suffer to have me, but do from my lack.

Wednesday, November 07, 2007

A Little Joke

Ok, a bad joke (give me a break, I had a dentist appt this morning):

Why did Puss in Boots change out of his boots and into his dancing shoes?

Tuesday, November 06, 2007

Tale of Two Riddles

1) What are the science teacher's favorite states?

2) What do you use to "hoe a row, slay a foe, and wring with woe"?

Monday, November 05, 2007

Bus Stop

Bus Sketch
In which direction is this bus going, left or right?

P.S. Your kid could get this one right away.

Friday, November 02, 2007

Thursday, November 01, 2007

You Married Who?

A man left a legacy of $10,000 to three relatives and their wives. Together, 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. Which wife belongs to which husband?
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