Wednesday, November 26, 2008

Turkey Trivia, Part II

Two years ago, we had Thanksgiving trivia. Last year, I posted some turkey trivia. Who knew, but there's even more turkey trivia out there.

Happy Thanksgiving to those who celebrate it in the US. For the rest of you, I'm off on holiday, so feel free to look around the site. There's over three years of riddles, puzzles, brain teasers, math, statistics, and other questions here for you to peruse. Take a look around.
  • Age is a determining factor in taste. Old, large males are preferable to young toms (males) as tom meat is stringy. The opposite is true for females: old hens are tougher birds.
  • A turkey under sixteen weeks of age is called a fryer, while a young roaster is five to seven months old.
  • Turkeys are the only breed of poultry native to the Western Hemisphere.
  • Turkeys have great hearing, but no external ears. They can also see in color, and have excellent visual acuity and a wide field of vision (about 270 degrees), which makes sneaking up on them difficult. However, turkeys have a poor sense of smell (what's cooking?), but an excellent sense of taste.
  • Domesticated turkeys cannot fly. Wild turkeys, however, can fly for short distances at speeds up to 55 miles per hour. They can also reach speeds of 25 miles per hour on the ground.
  • Turkeys sometimes spend the night in trees.
  • Turkeys can have heart attacks: turkeys in fields near the Air Force test areas over which the sound barrier was broken were known to drop dead from the shock of passing jets
  • The ballroom dance known as the Turkey Trot was named for the short, jerky steps a turkey makes.

Tuesday, November 25, 2008

Bad Baseball Joke

In baseball, if you ran each length at exactly the same speed, which of the following would take you longest to complete: Home to first, first to second, second to third or third to home?

Monday, November 24, 2008

I Buried a Stone

I buried a stone in the ground, and it grew and produced fruit. How is this possible?

Friday, November 21, 2008

Not an Echo

I say everything I hear to others around.
I'm not an animal, nor part of the human race.
I will, immediately, repeat after you;
But only if my tail is in place.
What am I?

Thursday, November 20, 2008

Do You Have the Time of Day?

Which clock works best, the one that loses a minute a day, or the one that doesn't work at all?

Wednesday, November 19, 2008

Start by Saying I

Which word that begins with the letter I, and by adding the letter A, becomes another word that is pronounced the same?

Tuesday, November 18, 2008

Monday, November 17, 2008

Are You a Dog Person

At this year's Summerset Cat Club Show, five cats, each entered by a different owner and each a different breed, reached the best-in-show finals. Given the judges' decisions below, you should be able to decide the 1st-5th place awards in the event: the cat's name, breed, and owner.

1. Jan's cat placed ahead of the Cornish Rex cat, which finished higher in the competition than William Wallace Winston III.
2. Neither the Manx nor the Havana Brown breed in the finals is Snowball.
3. In the final judging, Bill's entry finished higher than the Russian Blue cat, which placed higher than Miss Muffet.
4. Snowball's finish was higher than that of the Turkish Van cat, which placed ahead of Erica's pride-and-joy.
5. Adam's cat is not a Manx.
6. Neither Bill nor Jan owns best-in-show finalist Frodo
7. Neither William Wallace Winston III nor Miss Muffet belongs to Erica.
8. Pericles placed one position ahead of Tony's cat, which isn't a Russian Blue.

The Cat names are Snowball, William Wallace Winston III, Frodo, Miss Muffet and Perciles.
The Cat types are Manx, Turkish Van, Havana Brown, Cornish Rex, and Russian Blue
The Cat owners are Bill, Jan, Erica, Tony and Adam.

Friday, November 14, 2008

Hungry for a New Puzzle?

What common English verb becomes its own past tense by rearranging its letters?

Thursday, November 13, 2008

Wednesday, November 12, 2008

My Waist is Slender

My voice is tender, my waist is slender and I'm often invited to play. Yet wherever I go I must take my bow or else I have nothing to say. What am I?

Tuesday, November 11, 2008

Which of the Following Belong to the Six Words Below

Which of the four following words belong to the group below: Philanthropy, seismologist, onomatopeia, reappearance


Friday, November 07, 2008

Never Comes Out

What goes through a door but never goes in and never comes out?

Thursday, November 06, 2008

Can You Make Mine Well Done?

Bubba invited Beavis and Butthead to his house for a barbeque. Since Bubba's barbeque is only capable of handling two hamburgers at once, he wonders how he can cook three hamburgers at once, he wonders how he can cook three hamburgers in the shortest amount of time. It takes five minutes fro each side of a burger to cook. Therefore, in ten minutes two will be cooked, and another ten minutes will be needed to cook the third burger. Butthead says all three can be cooked i just 15 minutes. How?

Wednesday, November 05, 2008

Same Three Letters

How good are you with words? How about large words? Fill in the blanks using the same three letters at the end as at the beginning in the same order.

_ _ _ ERGRO _ _ _

Tuesday, November 04, 2008

Use Your Logic to Solve the Puzzle

George, Helen, and Steve are drinking coffee.
Bert, Karen, and Dave are drinking soda.
Using logic, is Elizabeth drinking coffee or soda?

Monday, November 03, 2008

Six Letters to Cross Out

Cross out six letters and you'll find a word that we should know. The word must be spelled out in order.

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