## Friday, January 30, 2009

### Sound Alike

What two words that sound alike but are spelled differently mean 'barter' and 'small room'?

## Thursday, January 29, 2009

### Why Does it Always Happen at a Bar?

At a local bar, three friends, Mr. Green, Mr. Red and Mr. Blue, were having a drink. One man was wearing a red suit; one a green suit; and the other a blue suit.

"Have you noticed," said the man the blue suit, "that although our suits have colors corresponding to our names, not one of us is wearing a suit that matches our own names?"

Mr. Red looked at the other two and said, "You're absolutely correct."

What color suit is each man wearing?

## Wednesday, January 28, 2009

### Stop and Look

When you stop and look, you can always see me. If you try to touch you cannot feel me. I cannot move, but as you near me, I will move away from you. What am I?

BTW, I'm guessing there are multiple possibilities to answer this riddle.

## Tuesday, January 27, 2009

### Picture Puzzles Again

As with all the rebus, your job is to figure out what common phrase or words are being represented by the letters or pictures below.

1)
S
H
O
W

2)
H
I
L
L

3)
BB
BB

4)
calmstorm

5)
T
E Go
G
6)
EeEeEe
eEeEeE
EeEeEe <---
eEeEeE

## Monday, January 26, 2009

### Picture Puzzles

Some more picture puzzles for you to enjoy.

1)
t
u
l
i
tiptoes
s

2)
over
over
over

3)
Loallsve
wafairr

4)
GNIVIRD

5)
PICK
Semi Delivery Dump

## Friday, January 23, 2009

### Some Quick Palindrome Math

A car's odometer shows 72927 miles, a palindromic number. What are the minimum miles you would need to travel to form another?

A palindrome is a word (or in this case a number) which can be read forwards and backwards as the same word, such as kayak or 1221.

## Thursday, January 22, 2009

### Come Out of the Earth

I come out of the earth, I am sold in the market. He who buys me cuts my tail, takes off my suit of silk, and weeps beside me when I am dead. What am I?

## Wednesday, January 21, 2009

### Fishermans Occupation

I am a spanish instrument,
I am also a fisherman's occupation.

What am I?

## Tuesday, January 20, 2009

### I Can Be Any Color You Can Imagine

I can be any color you can imagine.
You see me in everyday life.
I have been around for many, many years.
Look around you.... You can probably see some of me right now.

What am I?

BTW, I'm having some connectivity issues right now.  I'll post answers as soon as I can.

## Friday, January 16, 2009

### Did the Star Play

Frank was worried about his school team.  The start quarterback, who had led them to a win in last year's superbowl, was hurt.  The coach said there was a 75% chance he was going to play this weekend, but Frank wasn't happy about those odds.

If the star QB played, Frank figured his team had a 75% chance of winning.  Without him, Frank gave the cross town rivals a 50% shot of upsetting his team.

Unfortunately, Frank had to go away for the weekend and was unable to watch the game.  On Monday, he found out his team had won.

What are the odds the star QB played?  Assume Frank was right about the odds he gave.

## Thursday, January 15, 2009

### Some Trivia From the Local Paper

Some easy, some hard, the questions always challenge you to think a little.

1. Which nursery rhyme was on the first gramophone record ever made?

2. What sort of bird will a cygnet grow to become?

3. What game can you 'crown' your men in?

4. What color was Moby Dick?

## Wednesday, January 14, 2009

### How Big is Your Wallet?

You can't buy it in a bookstore or take it from a library. Only the wealthy could own it once upon a time, but now everyone can have it. What book am I talking about?

## Tuesday, January 13, 2009

### No Bills

How can you give someone \$63 using six bills, without using any one dollar bills?

## Monday, January 12, 2009

### Bird Gets Stuck

While mixing sand, gravel, and cement for the foundation of a house, a worker noticed a small bird hopping along the top of the foundation wall. The bird misjudged a hop and fell down one of the holes between the blocks. The bird was down too far for anyone to reach it and the hole was too small for it to fly out of.

Someone suggested using two sticks to reach down into the hole and pull the bird out, but this idea was rejected for fear it would injure the fragile bird.

What would be the easiest way to get the bird out of the hole without injuring it?

## Friday, January 09, 2009

### Continuing the Rebus From Yesterday

Just like yesterday, here are some rebus for you to puzzle about.

5)
spalostce

6)
T R
world
P I

7)
Keets
Keets

## Thursday, January 08, 2009

### Visual Riddles

Here are some rebus for you to enjoy. For those who don't know, a rebus is a visual puzzle where you have to figure out what common word or phrase is being presented.
For example:

rood

This represent back door. Sometimes the answers are fairly obvious, but other times...

1)
c i ii

2)
ppopd

3)
NEPALED

4)
egami

## Wednesday, January 07, 2009

### Good to be Back

Three-fourths of a cross and a circle complete,
Two semi-circles with a pependicular meet.
Then add a triangle that stands on 2 feet,
Two semi-cicles and a circle complete.
What am I?

BTW, sorry about the long delay in coming back. My computer had some issues (virus/trojan/something???) that I had to deal with.

But I'm glad to be back!
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