Tuesday, September 30, 2008

Five Vowels

There are several english words that contain all 5 vowels (aeiou). How many can you name? For an extra challenge, can you name one or two that have the vowels in order? What about throwing in y?




For those of you who have been around for a while, I've had this question (in a slightly different format) before.

Monday, September 29, 2008

Logical Tire Use

Bill rode his bicycle 300 miles. Three tires were used equally in accumulating this distance. How many miles of wear did each tire sustain?

Sorry I didn't post on Friday. Blogger was being blocked at work and I couldn't get through!

Thursday, September 25, 2008

Broken is Better

Break it and it is better, immediately set and harder to break again.

What is it?

Wednesday, September 24, 2008

Tuesday, September 23, 2008

A Farmer and His Stones

A farmer had a stone that he used to measure grain on his scale. One day his neighbor borrowed the stone, and when he returned, it was broken into four pieces. The neighbor was very apologetic, but the farmer thanked the neighbor for doing him a big favor. The farmer said that now he can measure his grain in one pound increments starting at one pound all the way to forty pounds (1, 2, 3, 17, 29, 37, etc.) using these four stones.

How much do the four stones weigh?


Stuck? There are some hints below:

Hint 1: The stones have broken (miraculously) into four parts that are each X pounds each, where X is a whole number. In other words, there's no stone that weighs 5 and 1/2 pounds, but there could be one that weighs 5 pounds.

Hint 2: Each stone is different in size.

Monday, September 22, 2008

Baseball Trivia

Seven batters come up in an 1/2 inning, yet no one scores. How is this possible? There are no substitions.

Friday, September 19, 2008

Old One Eye

She has but one eye,
And a long tail that she would let fly.
Every time she went over a gap,
Part of her tail would get caught in a trap.
Who is she?

Thursday, September 18, 2008

Two Legs

Two legs I have, and this will confound: only at rest do they touch the ground!

What am I?

Wednesday, September 17, 2008

Cool Pool

A little pool with two layers of wall around it. One white and soft and the other dark and hard, amidst a light brown grassy lawn with an outline of green grass.

What am I?

Tuesday, September 16, 2008

thefusometimeture

1)
tiidty
tiidty

2)
$1wheat

3)
thefusometimeture

4)
I12
BAP

5)
     J
AKQ 10

Monday, September 15, 2008

Think Hard

I am never quite what I appear to be. Straight-forward I seem, but it's only skin deep, for mystery most often lies beneath my simple speech. Sharpen your wits, open your eyes, look beyond my exteriors, read me backwards, forwards, upside down. Think critically and answer the question...what am I?

Thursday, September 11, 2008

The Purple House

See the house? It is the purple house. The purple house is one story and every thing in it is purple. The doors are purple, the sofa is purple, the refrigerator is purple (go on as long as you like) now what color are the stairs?

Wednesday, September 10, 2008

So Dark the Con of Man

AMON L'ISA
O, DRACONIAN DEVIL!
OH, LAME SAINT!
SO DARK THE CON OF MAN


For those of you have read the book, this won't be challenging. But I found them interesting.

Tuesday, September 09, 2008

I Say Much

I am a window, I am a lamp, I am clouded, I am shining, and I am coloured; set in white, I fill with water and overflow. I say much, but I have no words. What am I?

Monday, September 08, 2008

Can You Figure Out What This United State Is?

My first is often at the front door.
My second is found in the cereal family.
My third is what most people want.
My whole is one of the united states.

Thursday, September 04, 2008

Feed the Animals

NASA was considering sending canaries into space to study them under zero gravity. The project was scrapped when someone realized that in spite of having sufficient water supplies, they could die of dehydration within a few hours. Why?

Wednesday, September 03, 2008

Tuesday, September 02, 2008

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