Tuesday, March 31, 2009

Word One Out

Which word is the odd one out?
  1. Ether
  2. Vacuum
  3. Welkin
  4. Neophyte
  5. Sky

Monday, March 30, 2009

Find the Relationship to Find the Number

Find the number to replace the question mark.

369542 is to 246359 as
172896 is to 268179 as
417638 is to ?

Friday, March 27, 2009

Six Players, Two Reserves

In a game of six players that lasts for 50 minutes, two reserves substitute for each player so that all players, including reserves, are on the field for the same length of time.

How long is each player on the field?

Thursday, March 26, 2009

Six Sides Faceup

With a standard six-sided die, how many throws are required on average before each of the six numbers has landed faceup?
  1. 10
  2. 15
  3. 20
  4. 25

Wednesday, March 25, 2009

Fill in the Question

What number should replace the ?

9  4  6 11
3  6  7  4
5  ?  4  1
11 6 3  8

Tuesday, March 24, 2009

Find the Pattern in the Numbers

What number should logically replace the question mark?

7
17
8 1/2
14 1/4
10
11 1/2
?

Sorry about the formatting.  I don't know how to get 1/2 to look right.  To be clear, if I was using decimals, the third number is 8.5, then the next number is 14.25.

Monday, March 23, 2009

Calling all Chemists and Biologists

A little bit of trivia to wake you up on a Monday morning.

1) Which English chemist discovered the most elements?
2) What is the smallest bird in the world?
3) What do most sharks live on? (eat)

Friday, March 20, 2009

Finish the Square

Logically, what number should replace the ?

6 8 12
10 2 5
15 4 ?

Thursday, March 19, 2009

Not a Four Letter Word

Complete the three words on the left and all three words on the right hand side with one three letter word in the middle.

PAR          EYE
HAT _ _ _ HOT
MAR         DEN

Wednesday, March 18, 2009

Turtle Trivia

What is the name given to a group of turtles?
  1. trail
  2. shell
  3. knot
  4. waddle
  5. bale
  6. nest

Tuesday, March 17, 2009

Monday, March 16, 2009

What Comes Next?

What number should logically replace the question mark?
48725, 5274, 425, ?

Friday, March 13, 2009

Ever Heard of a Trigraph?

Here's a unique trigraph, three consecutive letters which appear in no other english word.  Do you know the word?

_ _ _ _ K S G _ _ _ _ _

Thursday, March 12, 2009

Ford Quote

Solve the anagram to finish the quote:

Failure is the only opportunity to begin again, more (leniently gilt).
-Henry Ford

Wednesday, March 11, 2009

Carry on

Which word will carry on the sequence?
Half-mast, Taverner, Riparian, Nobility, Yuletide, ?
  1. Doubloon
  2. Exciting
  3. Macaroni
  4. Overtone
  5. Sky Pilot
  6. Ticklish

Tuesday, March 10, 2009

Ted the Snob

Ted, who was a bit of a snob, just had to dress things up.

"I was creating a happy song on my entire journey to a place of monetary deposity," he told Judy.

"Honestly, Ted, why can't you just say it normally!" replied Judy.

What was Ted doing?

Monday, March 09, 2009

Palindromic Sentence

Insert the letters from FAMILIES MASS SALE into the phrase below to form a complete palindromic sentence. Palindromic sentences read the same backwards and forwards. For instance, "Madam, I'm Adam".

_ A - _ _ - _ _ - S _ _ _ _ _ _ _ - _ S - _ - _ _

To make this look (somewhat) right, I'm putting a dash (-) in between each word. Each missing letter is underlined. Sorry if it makes it unclear.

Friday, March 06, 2009

The Farmer Had Hundreds

The same five letters can be anagrammed (is anagrammed a word?) into four different words that fill in the blanks in the sentence to make (somewhat) good sense.

The farmer with hundreds of _ _ _ _ _ , deeply _ _ _ _ _ about the amount of rainfall, and _ _ _ _ _ around with artificial watering systems when the ground is dry enough to _ _ _ _ _ him about the possibility of crop failure.

What are the missing words?

Thursday, March 05, 2009

Wednesday, March 04, 2009

Which Animal Does Not Fit

Which animal does not fit with the others?
  1. Chamois
  2. Tiercel
  3. Impala
  4. Fennec
  5. Gerbil
  6. Jerboa

Tuesday, March 03, 2009

Break a Rope

Under what conditions would a rope be most likely to break?

a. 20 men of equal strength with 10 pulling on each end.
b. 10 of the same men pulling on one end and the other end being fastened to a tree.
c. It makes no difference.

Monday, March 02, 2009

Weakest Player

Tom beats Joe at pool, but loses to Sue.  Hillary usually wins against Joe, sometimes against Tom, but never against Sue.

Who is the weakest player?
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