Friday, December 21, 2007

Some More Letter Equations

I'm off for Christmas. Here's wishing you all a happy holidays and a happy new year! And I hope to see you in a week or so. If you're in the holiday spirit, why not try answering some Christmas Trivia questions.

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

Can you figure out the simple phrases hidden below?

  1. 31 = F at B.R.
  2. 5 f on a h
  3. 4 L on a D
  4. 12 N. on a C.

Wednesday, December 19, 2007

I Know Something About You

1) Write down the number of the month you were born
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

It's time for inventors and scientists across the globe (and time) to party and the guests have all been invited. Can you tell who invented what based on their responses?

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?

What is special about the following phrase?

Doc, note, I dissent, a fast never prevents a fatness. I diet on cod.

Friday, December 14, 2007

Some Bad Jokes of Snow

Hey, I'm snowbound today, so enjoy the jokes. Scroll down to see the answers.
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

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 solved this one, was the puzzle you solved before you solved this one harder than this one?

Yes or no?

Wednesday, December 12, 2007

A Five Letter Word Meaning ...

The same five letters can be anagrammed (arranged in different order) into four different words to fill in the blanks in the sentence to make (somewhat) good sense. What are the missing words from the paragraph below -- remember, they all have the same letters.

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

Monday, December 10, 2007

Love and Marriage

Melissa, Abbey and Lisa are engaged to the three men below. Who is engaged to whom?

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

How many words (in the English language) can you think of that exactly rhyme with each of the words below.

Month, Orange, Silver, Purple

Thursday, December 06, 2007

Thousands of Letters

What two words have thousands of letters in them?

I'm labeling this a riddle, but it seems more like a joke.

Wednesday, December 05, 2007

Hardly There Today

I'm a word that's hardly there.
Take away my start, and I'm an herbal flair.
What am I?

Tuesday, December 04, 2007

Red, Black and Wet All Over

1) What goes into the water red and comes out black?

2) What goes into the water black and comes out red?

Monday, December 03, 2007

What kind of wood was it?

As I went across the bridge, I met a man with a load of wood which was neither straight nor crooked. What kind of wood was it?
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