Wednesday, January 27, 2010

Fish Heads

A fish's head is 2 and half inches long.  His tail is as long as his head and half as long as his body.  His body is half as long as his total length.  How long is this fish?

Sometime in the next week, I'm going to attempt to move Question of the Day to a domain name (get it off of blogspot).  I don't think I'm going to have any issues with the feed, and hopefully, you will not have any trouble getting posts in your normal matter.  If you do, I'd appreciate it if you would let me know ASAP.  I don't want anybody to get lost in the move.

If you normally come directly to the site by typing it in, you shouldn't have any trouble with it. Hopefully, you will get redirected to the new site without any issues (again, if you have any issues, please let me know ASAP!!!)

Also, if you happen to have a good idea about what domain name I should use, please leave it in the comments.

One other thing, I'm thinking of changing the format slightly.  I was thinking of approving comments the next day.  That way, everyone will have a chance to make their guess.  I was also considering doing a point system, if you answer correctly, you get a point  (similar to what guessthelogo does).  The point system seems like a lot of work for me to keep track of, so I'm not sure I want to go ahead and do that.  But you can consider this a heads up. 

Any feedback would be greatly appreciated!


  1. I read it thinking the tail was the length of the head PLUS half the length of the body. If you do it that way, the total length is 15 inches, but rereading it now, 10 is probably right.

  2. Mike:
    (About approving comments the next day) I, personally, like to know what the answer is when I cannot figure it out on my own, or to find out if my answer is correct. One possible compromise is to have the comments be linked to another page, so that people who don't want the answers don't have to see them, and others that do want to see them can simply click the link.

    Thanks for the great site!

  3. 10 inches is the answer I had. Sorry if it wasn't that clear. Sometimes with these problems, the wording and your understanding have to be so precise.

    This question would have gone better if it had been posted in the morning, rather than the evening, don't you think?

    Parrotgirl, I'm not sure how to make that work with the blog format. I've seen it done at other puzzle sites. Also, I might point out you can always come back the next day after the comments get approved.

    But, I definitely know the frustration of not knowing and just wanting to see what the answer is. I do that all the time, and I can't say I'll go back the next day just to find out. But then, that's the whole point of this site, right?


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