Monday, August 31, 2009

Employee Number

I was bored at work today (it being Monday morning) and I started thinking about my badge number.

It's nine digits long and contains all nine digits from 1 to 9.  Remarkably, the whole number is divisible by 9 (no remainders!).  If you remove the last digit from the number, it is divisible by 8.  If you remove the next number, it is divisible by 7.  And so on...  Right down to the last number, which is, of course, divisible by 1. 

What's my badge number?

Friday, August 28, 2009

Crack the Code

Using the list of numbers and their accompanying codes, can you decipher the last code and determine the number on the last line?

Number   Code
589         521
724         386
1346       9764
?              485

Thursday, August 27, 2009

Meat and Potatoes

A mother has six children and five potatoes.  How can she feed each an equal amount of potatoes?

No fractions, please.

Wednesday, August 26, 2009

Letter Equation Help

A commenter asked about the following letter equation.  Can you help him?

What's the letter equation for
4 R in N A that F N?

Tuesday, August 25, 2009

Slide Right In

My brother says he is able to place a bottle in the middle of the room and by crawling on the floor, he can slide into it.

How can this be?

Monday, August 24, 2009

A Long Bus Ride

A doctor and a bus driver are both in love with the same woman, an attractive girl named Sarah. The bus driver had to go on a long bustrip that would last a week. Before he left, he gave Sarah seven apples. Why?

Friday, August 21, 2009

Pof Npsf Opu Pof Mftt

Mfbsojoh xjuipvu uipvhiu jt mbcps mptu; uipvhiu xjuipvu mfbsojoh jt qfsjmpvt.

Thursday, August 20, 2009

No Vows of Silence Here

In a convent, the novice nuns at dinner table are not allowed to ask for anything such as the salt from the other end of the table.  This is because they should be so in tune of one another's needs that they should not need to ask.

How do they get around this prohibition?

Wednesday, August 19, 2009

World-Wide Cruise

A man sailed around the world by himself in a small boat.  Yet, he was always in sight of land.


Tuesday, August 18, 2009

Visual Riddles For More Fun

Continued from yesterday

     I  got call
       got call

Monday, August 17, 2009

Visual Riddles You Can Count On

What do the following riddles mean?  Use the visual aspects to solve the riddle and come up with the common words or phrases.


father father
father father



Y  |------------|
O  | STRIKE   |
U  |                 |
'    | STRIKE  |
R  |                 |
E  |  STRIKE  |

Friday, August 14, 2009

Frankie Spent Three Days

Frankie spent three days in the hospital, despite not being sick or injured. His legs were neither deformed or damaged, and in fact were working quite normally. Yet, when it was time to leave, he had to be carried out.


Thursday, August 13, 2009

A Parrot Lies

A petshop owner had a parrot with a sign on its cage that said "Parrot repeats everything it hears". Davey bought the parrot and for two weeks he spoke to it and it didn't say a word. He returned the parrot but the shopkeeper said he never lied about the parrot. How can this be?

Wednesday, August 12, 2009

No Right Answer

This is one of those questions that could be answered in many ways.  Try to use the clues involved to solve it, but don't let me squash your creativity!

The police found a murder victim and they noticed a pair of tire tracks leading to and from the body.  They followed the tracks to a nearby farmhouse where two women and one man were sitting on the porch.  There was no car at the farmhouse and none of the three could drive.  Yet the police quickly arrested the man.


Tuesday, August 11, 2009

Nationwide Exam

Thirty-two students took a nationwide exam and all the students from Indiana passed it.  If the students from Indiana made up exactly 5% of the total number of students that passed the test, how many students passed it and how many students were from Indiana?

Monday, August 10, 2009

Map Trivia

If you look at a map of South Dakota where it borders Montana, you will see a straight line with a kink of about one mile.  Everywhere else the border is a straight line.  The kink does not benefit any local landowner, and no other states are involved.

Why is the kink there?

Friday, August 07, 2009

Sticks and Stones

Which of these anagrams does not belong?

Thursday, August 06, 2009

Stand Your Ground

Two sentries were on duty outside a barracks. One faced up the road to watch for anyoe approaching from the North. The other looked down the road to see if anyone approached from the South. Suddenly one of them said to the other, "Why are you smiling?"

How did he know that his companion was smiling?

Wednesday, August 05, 2009

It Took Me Months to Solve This One

The following sets of letters are related in a way known to most people.  Can you find the missing letters?

Tuesday, August 04, 2009

What is the Value of F

What is the value of F in the following system?

A + B =  Z
Z + P = T
T + A = F
B + P + F = 30
A = 8

Monday, August 03, 2009

Game of Cards?

You have three cards: an ace, a queen, and a six. One is a diamond, one is a heart, and one is a spade, although not necessarily in that order.

The diamond sits between the queen and the heart.
The six is immediately to the right of the spade.

Put the cards in the correct order in your answer below.
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