Friday, May 29, 2009

Fill in the Blank

What number should replace the question mark?
7 9 4 5 43
8 7 3 3 47
10 4 4 7 12
12 5 4 2 ?

Thursday, May 28, 2009

Vowels Removed

A well known phrase has had all its vowels removed and has been split into groups of three letters. What is the phrase?


Wednesday, May 27, 2009

Mark is Having a Party

Mark is in a bit of a quandary. He's having a party, but knowing his friends, he's having trouble deciding who he should invite.

If he invites John, he must invite Paul. If he invites Paul, he can't ask Mary. And of course, if he invites Mary, he can't ask Paul. He must invite John or Mary or both. It just wouldn't be a party without one or the other or both of them. But if he invites Mary, he must invite John.

Who can he invite to his party?

Tuesday, May 26, 2009

Thought Follows Close Behind

Can you answer both riddles?
  1. I can run, but cannot walk. Wherever I go, thought follows close behind. What am I?
  2. Give me food and I will live. Give me water and I will die. What am I?

These two were asked by Tara. I've 'asked' the second before, but since the first is new, I decided to go with it. Thanks, Tara!

Monday, May 25, 2009

Lots Of Bags and Sugar

You have 24 kg of sugar. You have a lot of bags. You have a scale but no weights. How do you measure 4.5 kg of sugar?

Asked by BloggerIO.

Friday, May 22, 2009

Riddle of the Day

How can half of 12 be 7?

This was submitted by Nina Renner. Nina, if you want me to link your name to anything, please let me know.

Thursday, May 21, 2009

Trapped Again

You're trapped in a room with no windows or doors. All there is is a table and a mirror. How do you escape the room?

This one is a bit of a trick question, just so you know.

It was asked by Ad Williams.

Wednesday, May 20, 2009

Tuesday, May 19, 2009

Another Great Question

A man goes uphill and finds a stone weighing exactly 40 Kg. he happens to tumble it down and down it comes trumbling but reaching down it breaks up in to four (4) pieces. And to Mike's surprise he could use the four pieces to weigh 1,2,3,4, .... up to 40 Kilos. What are the weights of each of the four pieces Mike has now?

This one was submitted by Maj Mandloi.

Monday, May 18, 2009

Someone Suggested This One

There are 7 girls in a bus.
Each girl has 7 backpacks.
In each backpack, there are 7 big cats.
For every big cat, there are 7 little cats.
Question: How many legs are there in the bus?

Friday, May 15, 2009

MzzLily Asked a Question

A man buys 10 trees. He leaves instructions for them to be planted in 5 rows with 4 trees in each row. How is this possible?

This question comes from MzzLily.

Thursday, May 14, 2009

Since Yesterday Was so Popular

Let's go with another odd one out.  Which animal does not fit with the others?
  1. Chamois
  2. Tiercel
  3. Impala
  4. Fennec
  5. Gerbil
  6. Jerboa

Wednesday, May 13, 2009

If You Get This One, I Will Eat My Hat

Which one  is the odd one out?

Gaskin, Stifle, Hock, Fetlock, Gibus

BTW, It seems like I've been doing a lot of word puzzles lately.  Does anyone have any good math, logic puzzles, etc... they want to share?

Tuesday, May 12, 2009

I Get Dizzy Just Thinking About It

What day is two days before the day after the day three days after the day before Tuesday?

Monday, May 11, 2009

Figure Out the Rules And Solve the Puzzle

Find the missing word that will fit the rule of the example below.
LISP (_ _ _ _) ETON

Friday, May 08, 2009

Fridays Are Supposed to be Easy

What number should logically replace the question mark?

26, -39, 58 ½, -87 ¾, ?

Update: Thanks for pointing out the missing question mark! I added it in.

Thursday, May 07, 2009

Everything Neat and Tidy

I have hundreds of legs, But cannot stand.
I have a long neck, But no head.
I cannot see, but I keep things neat and tidy.
What am I?

Wednesday, May 06, 2009

Next in Line

What in connection with this question, is the next number below?

4, 13, 19, 21, 29, ?

Hint Below:

Read the sentence carefully before answering.

Tuesday, May 05, 2009

Month to Month

Can you go from September to July using the clues?

_ _ _ 1 2 3 4 _ _ : Clue: Hygenic
_ _ 2 3 4 _ _ _ _ : Clue: Anthropod
_ _ _ 3 4 5 _ _ : Clue Numerous
U L are the same as the second and third letters in the word above.

I couldn't get it to line-up properly, so I used numbers to indicate which of the preceding words letters the word has in common.  For instance, in the second line 1 2 3 4 indicates the first, second, third and fourth letter in SEPTEMBER (i.e. SEPT) are the letters.  In the next line, the second, third and fourth letter from the previous word (hygenic) are the same.

Monday, May 04, 2009

Gem of an Anagram

Which of the following is not an anagram of a gem?

Friday, May 01, 2009

Flu Like Symptoms

A doctor is called in to see a sick kid. The doctor knows that 90% of the sick kids in the neighborhood have the flu, while the other 10% have the measles. (Assume that's it for diseases right now).

95% of the kids who have the measles develop a rash. Only 8% of the kids with the flu develop a rash.

The doctor, looking at the child, notices a rash. What is the probability the kid has the measles?
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