## Tuesday, March 31, 2009

### Word One Out

Which word is the odd one out?
1. Ether
2. Vacuum
3. Welkin
4. Neophyte
5. Sky

## Monday, March 30, 2009

### Find the Relationship to Find the Number

Find the number to replace the question mark.

369542 is to 246359 as
172896 is to 268179 as
417638 is to ?

## Friday, March 27, 2009

### Six Players, Two Reserves

In a game of six players that lasts for 50 minutes, two reserves substitute for each player so that all players, including reserves, are on the field for the same length of time.

How long is each player on the field?

## Thursday, March 26, 2009

### Six Sides Faceup

With a standard six-sided die, how many throws are required on average before each of the six numbers has landed faceup?
1. 10
2. 15
3. 20
4. 25

## Wednesday, March 25, 2009

### Fill in the Question

What number should replace the ?

9  4  6 11
3  6  7  4
5  ?  4  1
11 6 3  8

## Tuesday, March 24, 2009

### Find the Pattern in the Numbers

What number should logically replace the question mark?

7
17
8 1/2
14 1/4
10
11 1/2
?

Sorry about the formatting.  I don't know how to get 1/2 to look right.  To be clear, if I was using decimals, the third number is 8.5, then the next number is 14.25.

## Monday, March 23, 2009

### Calling all Chemists and Biologists

A little bit of trivia to wake you up on a Monday morning.

1) Which English chemist discovered the most elements?
2) What is the smallest bird in the world?
3) What do most sharks live on? (eat)

## Friday, March 20, 2009

### Finish the Square

Logically, what number should replace the ?

6 8 12
10 2 5
15 4 ?

## Thursday, March 19, 2009

### Not a Four Letter Word

Complete the three words on the left and all three words on the right hand side with one three letter word in the middle.

PAR          EYE
HAT _ _ _ HOT
MAR         DEN

## Wednesday, March 18, 2009

### Turtle Trivia

What is the name given to a group of turtles?
1. trail
2. shell
3. knot
5. bale
6. nest

## Tuesday, March 17, 2009

### Next in Line

What's the next number?

483, 759, 264, 837, ?

## Monday, March 16, 2009

### What Comes Next?

What number should logically replace the question mark?
48725, 5274, 425, ?

## Friday, March 13, 2009

### Ever Heard of a Trigraph?

Here's a unique trigraph, three consecutive letters which appear in no other english word.  Do you know the word?

_ _ _ _ K S G _ _ _ _ _

## Thursday, March 12, 2009

### Ford Quote

Solve the anagram to finish the quote:

Failure is the only opportunity to begin again, more (leniently gilt).
-Henry Ford

## Wednesday, March 11, 2009

### Carry on

Which word will carry on the sequence?
Half-mast, Taverner, Riparian, Nobility, Yuletide, ?
1. Doubloon
2. Exciting
3. Macaroni
4. Overtone
5. Sky Pilot
6. Ticklish

## Tuesday, March 10, 2009

### Ted the Snob

Ted, who was a bit of a snob, just had to dress things up.

"I was creating a happy song on my entire journey to a place of monetary deposity," he told Judy.

"Honestly, Ted, why can't you just say it normally!" replied Judy.

What was Ted doing?

## Monday, March 09, 2009

### Palindromic Sentence

Insert the letters from FAMILIES MASS SALE into the phrase below to form a complete palindromic sentence. Palindromic sentences read the same backwards and forwards. For instance, "Madam, I'm Adam".

_ A - _ _ - _ _ - S _ _ _ _ _ _ _ - _ S - _ - _ _

To make this look (somewhat) right, I'm putting a dash (-) in between each word. Each missing letter is underlined. Sorry if it makes it unclear.

## Friday, March 06, 2009

The same five letters can be anagrammed (is anagrammed a word?) into four different words that fill in the blanks in the sentence to make (somewhat) good sense.

The farmer with hundreds of _ _ _ _ _ , deeply _ _ _ _ _ about the amount of rainfall, and _ _ _ _ _ around with artificial watering systems when the ground is dry enough to _ _ _ _ _ him about the possibility of crop failure.

What are the missing words?

## Thursday, March 05, 2009

### Which Fruit Does Not Fit

Which does not belong in this group:
Apple, Grape, Banana, Cherry, Pear

## Wednesday, March 04, 2009

### Which Animal Does Not Fit

Which animal does not fit with the others?
1. Chamois
2. Tiercel
3. Impala
4. Fennec
5. Gerbil
6. Jerboa

## Tuesday, March 03, 2009

### Break a Rope

Under what conditions would a rope be most likely to break?

a. 20 men of equal strength with 10 pulling on each end.
b. 10 of the same men pulling on one end and the other end being fastened to a tree.
c. It makes no difference.

## Monday, March 02, 2009

### Weakest Player

Tom beats Joe at pool, but loses to Sue.  Hillary usually wins against Joe, sometimes against Tom, but never against Sue.

Who is the weakest player?
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