Wednesday, September 30, 2009

Those Ivy Leaguers

What 11-letter word is pronounced incorrectly by more than 99% of Ivy League graduates?

Tuesday, September 29, 2009

Associated Word

In each of the following, can you find an associated word that can be paired with all three words shown to form a compound word (or a word pair that acts like a compound word)?

  • light
  • hot
  • check
  • light
  • hot
  • back

Monday, September 28, 2009

Help an Anonymous Poster Out

The following four letter equations were posted under Some More Letter Equations.  Can you help him out?

Does any one know these?
  • 24=B F in a P G P
  • 10=W in a I of C
  • 2= T, D and D
  • 41= S of W A M

Friday, September 25, 2009

Use the Clues

Use the clues to find four six letter words.  The same three letters are represented by X Y Z in each word.

1. X Y Z _ _ _ : Clue: Fleet
2. _ X Y Z _ _ : Clue: Heat
3. _ _ X Y Z _ : Clue: Beguiles
4. _ _ _ X Y Z : Clue: Remove defensive ability

I haven't mentioned this in a while, but if you have a puzzle, riddle, whatever you want to share with the group, send me a note (see my about box on the side) and if I haven't seen it before, I'll get it posted.

Thursday, September 24, 2009

You Can See Through This One Right Away

It was invented in ages past to see through walls.  It is still in use in some parts of the world today.

What is it?

Wednesday, September 23, 2009

How Quickly Can You Do It?

Which is larger: one-third times one-third of a dozen dozen, or one-third dozen halved and cubed?

Tuesday, September 22, 2009

Fleegles on a Tuesday

Molly O'Brien has 22 fleegles.
Debbie Reynolds has 28 fleegles.
Roberto Montgomery has 34 fleegles.

How many fleegles does Ahmad Adziz have?

Monday, September 21, 2009

Long Time Since We Did These Letter Equations

Determine the common phrase or item, where the key words have been replaced by their first letter.  For example: 1=W on a U is One Wheel on a Unicycle.

  1. 1 = P of P P that P P P
  2. 3 = M (A, P, and A)
  3. 4 = W and a F

Friday, September 18, 2009

Alphabet Line

On what side of the line does the "R" go?

A B    D                      O P Q
   C E F G H I J K L M N

Thursday, September 17, 2009

Color the Chess Board

You can cover all 64 squares on a chess board with 32 dominoes. Take out the two corners (a8 and h1) and try to cover the board with 31 dominoes. It will never work.

Which color do the leftover squares always end up being?

Wednesday, September 16, 2009

Who Keeps Losing All of These Numbers Anyways?

What numbers are missing in the parentheses?
98 (33) 79
23 (...) 55

12 (26) 13
11 (...) 6

125 (21) 20
70 (...) 35

Tuesday, September 15, 2009

Monday, September 14, 2009

Friday, September 11, 2009

Sugar Cube Friday

Just for fun, let's place an ant onto the corner of a sugar cube. The ant can only travel along the edges of the cube. The cube has sides all measuring 1 cm.

What is the total distance the ant can travel without retracing any part of its path?

Thursday, September 10, 2009

Common Phrases Made Into Pictures

N lost
I  lost  6:17
K lost  PM
A lost




Wednesday, September 09, 2009

09 09 09 Twins

Suppose that 3% of all births give rise to twins.  If 1,000 people are born on 09/09/09 in the state of New York, how many do you expect will be twins?

BTW, be careful today searching out numerology trivia.  I did and immediately landed on a malware site.

Tuesday, September 08, 2009

The Great and Powerful Sultan

The harem of a great and powerful sultan was protected by a door with many locks.  The sultan had distributed keys to a vizier and four slaves for safe keeping.

The sultan, knowing well how men can be tempted, had distributed the keys so that the vizier could only open the door if he was with one of the slaves, while the slaves could only open the door if three of them worked together.

How many locks were there on the door?

Hint: Although there are many possible answers, I'm looking for the minimum number of locks.

Hint 2: Each person can hold more than one key.

Friday, September 04, 2009

Rebus are Picture Puzzles or Pictograms

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Thursday, September 03, 2009

Hopes and Wishes

Sorry about the lateness of this question. I was a bit distracted this morning.

A doctor knows that the drug he is prescribing is about 30% effective. He currently has four patients on the drug coming in during the next week. He's hoping to hear positive results for three out of the four.

What are the chances that his hopes will be met?

BTW, Did you notice the SocialVibe widget on the sidebar? Please, if you have time, give it a whirl. And then give me some feedback on how it works, what you think of it, etc... Good or bad, I want to know

Wednesday, September 02, 2009

Pronounce it Right

What five letter word, no matter how you pronounce it, is always pronounced wrong?

Tuesday, September 01, 2009

Going to the Theatre

Two men and two women went to the movie theater together and they all sat in the same row.  The two men want to be in the middle so that there are two women at either end, but don't want to force anything.  What are the chances that things will work out for them?
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