Friday, August 29, 2008

Refers to Today

My first is a creature whose breeding is unclear.
My second, a price you must pay to stay.
My whole can be found in the river of Time and refers to events of today.
What am I?

Thursday, August 28, 2008

kst is the Word

Name an eight letter word that has kst in the middle, in the beginning, and at the end.

Wednesday, August 27, 2008

A Minor Irritation Can Grow

My host thinks I'm an irritation, a bother, a pain. But he can't evict me, so here I will remain. Then one day I'm taken and ranked among my peers.

Can you guess just what I am? Then you might call me dear.

Tuesday, August 26, 2008

An Eminent King

Five hundred begins it, five hundred ends it,
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.

Monday, August 25, 2008

Be a Monkeys Uncle

Carl Jones introduced Roger Smith to his friend as his ‘Uncle Roger'. Roger Smith introduced Carl Jones to his friend as his ‘Uncle Carl'.

"If you are uncles to each other," queried one of the friends, "you must also be nephews to each other."

"That's correct," replied Carl.

Since there has been no breach of marriage law, how can you explain such a relationship?

Friday, August 22, 2008

This One is Hardly Divine

A hundred and one by fifty divide,
And next let a cipher be duly applied
And if the result you should rightly divine,
You’ll find that the whole makes but one out of nine.

Thursday, August 21, 2008

Seven Busy Brothers

We are seven busy brothers laboring every day.
Always helping others in everything they say.
The first in the Amazon doth dwell,
The second in Egypt has a cell,
The third in Ireland makes his home,
The fourth of us resides in Rome,
The fifth and seventh are in you,
The sixth is everywhere in view.

Who are the seven busy brothers?

Wednesday, August 20, 2008

Letters and Numbers

To solve the following riddle, you must answer each fo the five questions. The answer to each of the five questions will give you the letters to use in the final riddle. You just need to solve the code.

Every officer's job? 1 2 3 4
Not innocent. 5 2 6 7 3 4
Get ready for a picture. 8 9 10 11
More than some, but not all. 12 9 10 3
Elephants have two of them. 3 2 10 13

Riddle: What do you get from a pampered cow?
4 9 2
5 11 3
10 8 9 6 7 11 1
12 6 7 13

Tuesday, August 19, 2008

Four Letter Blanks

Insert a four letter word into each of the following blanks, so that when added, two new words which share the middle word, are created.
post ____ down
fair ____ pen

cake ____ way

base ____ game

back ____ way

broke ____ town

Monday, August 18, 2008

Thanks For All the Fish

There are 5 houses in 5 different colors.  In each house lives a person of a different nationality.  The 5 owners drink a certain type of beverage, smoke a certain brand of cigar, and keep a certain pet.  Using the clues below can you determine who owns the fish?

The Brit lives in a red house.
The Swede keeps dogs as pets.
The Dane drinks tea.
The green house is on the immediate left of the white house.
The green house owner drinks coffee.
The person who smokes Pall Mall rears birds.
The owner of the yellow house smokes Dunhill.
The man living in the house right in the middle drinks milk.
The Norwegian lives in the first house.
The man who smokes Blend lives next door to the one who keeps cats.
The man who keeps horses lives next door to the man who smokes Dunhill.
The owner who smokes Blue Master drinks beer.
The German smokes Prince.
The Norwegian lives next to the blue house.
The man who smokes Blend has a neighbor who drinks water.

Friday, August 15, 2008

Running Here and There All Around the Square

One winter night, a man in an apartment looked out the window and saw a man staring at him.  He thought nothing of it until the next morning when he saw the same man staring in at him.  He was so annoyed by this that he called the police. The police arrive that afternoon, sweating, and find that the man has disappeared even though the security cameras showed no one leaving the property of the apartment. All they found left was a hat.

What happened?

Thursday, August 14, 2008

Wednesday, August 13, 2008

Should you Brake, Slow Down or Go?

How fast would you need to be traveling towards a red traffic light to see it appear as green?

Tuesday, August 12, 2008

First Step is To Assume No Friction

At the same time a block of iron and an equally heavy iron sphere are released from the top of a slope. Assume that the friction between the slope has a negligible effect on the velocity of the block and the sphere. Which of the two will be down first?

Monday, August 11, 2008

Two Plus Two

We all know that two times two is equal to two plus two. (2x2 = 2+2). But there more number pairs for which the sum is equal to the product of the numbers.

Keep in mind the number pairs don't have to be the same.

What are some of the answers, or do you know a good formula for solving for the answers?

Friday, August 08, 2008

Answer Quickly

If you look at a clock and the time is 3:15, what is the angle between the hour and the minute hands?

Thursday, August 07, 2008

Boys or Girls

In a country in which people only want boys, every family continues to have children until they have a boy. if they have a girl, they have another child. if they have a boy, they stop. what is the proportion of boys to girls in the country?

Wednesday, August 06, 2008

Birthday Wager

You are at a party with a friend and 10 people are present including you and the friend. your friend makes you a wager that for every person you find that has the same birthday as you, you get $10; for every person he finds that does not have the same birthday as you, he gets $2. would you accept the wager? Why or why not?

Tuesday, August 05, 2008

Tea But Not Leaf

My first is in tea but not in leaf
My second is in teapot and also in teeth
My third is in caddy but not in cosy
My fourth is in cup but not in rosy
My fifth is in herbal and also in health
My sixth is in peppermint and always in wealth
My last is in drink, so what can I be?
I’m there in a classroom, do you listen to me?

Monday, August 04, 2008

Twelve City Long

I lived in a city that held as much as it could,
So I moved to another that repaid what it should.
The third had very little, with not much to be found,
The fourth was very boring, with no change in the sound.
The fifth was a jungle; wild beasts roamed the in street,
The sixth was so foggy you could not see past your feet.
The seventh was on the move; I could barely keep the pace,
The eighth was so evil; a whole city in disgrace.
The ninth was off-center; the people were bizarre,
The tenth was quite truthful; where honesty is par.
The eleventh was so wise; the acumen hurt my brain,
So I settled in a twelfth, because it was so plain.

Friday, August 01, 2008

Two Days and Five Minutes Later

Sarah and Mike conclude that it is Wednesday. But five minutes later it is already Friday. How is that possible?

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