## Wednesday, May 13, 2009

### If You Get This One, I Will Eat My Hat

Which one  is the odd one out?

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?

1. I'll say Hock.

2. I think it's gibus.
Gaskin, stifle, hock, and fetlock are all parts of horses (or quadrupeds), whereas I have no idea what gibus is, so that's probably the answer.

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4. Gibus, it's a type of top-hat whereas all the others are part of horses

5. Definitely gibus. All the rest are parts of equine anatomy.

6. Gibus is also the only word that lacks two consecutive consonants.

7. Gibus is the odd one out as it's an opera hat.

8. Its definitely Gibus... it is the ONLY word without a comma after it

9. Gibus, for it is a hat, the others are horse parts

10. It's Gibus.

11. the answer is gibus, which was the only word i didn't recognize which after i looked up is an opera hat =]. the others are parts on a horse.

12. Being a horsy person, I will disqualify myself from saying answering. (but if I did, it'd be gibus)

One of my favorite math puzzles: 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?

13. its gibus because all the others are horsey parts!

14. oh noooooooooooooooo

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?

You can check out my blog at www.merylsmusings.blogspot.com and I can let you know if you've got it figured out. :) M

16. Gibus! Any self respecting equestrian would ken that!

17. I'm gonna guess Hock.

18. The hat, or the Gibus is what you need to lose! The other four are parts of a horse. Being a horse-owner, I should have known this, but I must confess that Google helped me out a little. :)

19. Gibus for Sure.

20. stifle is the only one ending in a vowel, so I'm going with it.

21. Gibus is the only one not pertaining to hooves.

22. Well you must be a horse lover, because the odd one out is gibbous. I don't know if you did it to give a hint but I looked up gibus and it was spelled gibbous.

23. I say it is stifle. It is the only word that ends with a vowel.

24. Gibus is an another name of opera hat but others are parts of horse

25. there are 406 legs in bus .

26. I'm sure its Gibus

27. yeah, it is gibus

28. i think its
all of the above :)

29. it is hock. Hock is the only one syllable word. all the others are 2 syllables.

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31. I'm with Anonymous: "Hock" is one syllable. Alternatively, there are two answers; hock according to syllables, gibus according to item named.

32. it is hock

33. gibus

34. Other contributions suggest it's gibus.

Nice blog concept.

35. Gibus - for it has nothing to do with horses - Myths

36. I'd say gibus... but I'm not really sure... :O

37. Gibus 'cause everyone is saying it is. Damn puzzle is like waterboarding. ;-p

38. Its Gibus....time to eat your hat..haha

39. this question may have no universal answer. ;)

40. Gibus.. because it's the only one I can't define!

41. gibus, all the others are related to the horse. Ami right? or am i right?? :P

42. One of our "politicians" claims the answer is Stifle.

43. Definitely gibus, since all the other words are horse related.

So... which hat are you going to eat? Straw one, felt one, woolen one, net one, flower bonnet, cap?

And how are you planning on eating it? Boiling, roasting, frying, sauteeing, broiling, grilling, baking, raw?

Which part will you eat first? the brim, sticky-outy parts or the actual head/crown of the hat? Or are you going to gut it up into little pieces and eat it like a steak with knife and fork?

44. I'm gonna say Hock

-fratombomb.com

45. It's gibus! Thanks for enriching my vocabulary!

46. My Dad's favorite teaser: A man rides into town on Friday, stays three days and leaves on Friday... how?

47. Wow, I haven't seen this sort of response in a long time. Thanks for all of the answers.

I was going for gibus, since the other words are related to horses. As others have pointed out, gibus is a type of hat.

As always, however, sometimes the answer I have isn't the only answer. That's the problem with these types of questions, they often have more than one answer that's legitimate.

48. MzzLily, I thought I had posted that one before, but I guess I haven't. I'll have to try it out.

Rebecca, I have used that one before. It's a great question!

Please, if anyone thinks of any others, let me know!

49. Mike,
Sorry for the repeat...I'm new to your blog. LOVE IT! Thanks

50. I'm glad you're here, Rebecca. This has been a pretty exciting couple of days.

51. I say Stifle because it starts with a consonant and ends with a vowel. ALl the others start & end in a consonant.

52. I think it's gibus

53. Great blog Mike :) just saw it today!! Sure would like to share a few maths brain teasers. Like this one :- "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, .... upto 40 Kilos. What are the weights of each of the four pieces Mike has now !!

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55. Rebecca:

That reminds me of the twins, but this one should really be spoken, not written.

Mary and Ann are twin sisters to each other.
1. They were born in March, but their birthday is in September.
2. One is twenty, and the other is twenty-two. 3. They married each other.
How?

Maj Mandloi:
The weights are 1, 3, 9, 27 kilos. Bearing in mind that each can be placed on either pan of the scales, these allow all the required combinations.

For example, 14 = 27 - (9 + 3 + 1).

56. It's for sure Gibus

57. Geez, how do you all know the parts of a horse?

58. did you mean gibbous?

59. Just wondering where you post the answers???

61. im gonna say hock even though i know its gibus cause hock is something you can actually do.

62. Here's a great logic puzzle...

63. gibus is the one that is odd.

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