Friday, October 29, 2010

Truth or ?

A. The number of false statements here is one.

B. The number of false statements here is two.

C. The number of false statements here is three.

D. The number of false statements here is four.

Which of the above statements is true?

Thursday, October 28, 2010

Wednesday, October 27, 2010

Combine the Hay

Old McDonald was out in the fields one day. In one field, he made 2 bales of hay. In another field, he made 4 bales of hay. In his last field, he made 3 bales of hay. If he decides to combine all of the bales of hay together in his barn, how many bales of hay will he have?

Tuesday, October 26, 2010

Go It It It It

to rn

ignore ignore

a chance n

light light

I'M  you

Monday, October 25, 2010

Figure out the common phrases using the clues below.





Wednesday, October 20, 2010

I Could See a Lawyer Making the Case

In a crime at UNC Chapel Hill, it is determined that the perpetrator is a student who was wearing Duke sweatpants and a Carolina sweatshirt. A student is arrested who was wearing both of these items of clothing on the evening of the crime.

The defense provides evidence that shows the probability that a randomly selected student in Chapel Hill is wearing Duke sweatpants is 1/10, and the probability that a randomly selected student in Chapel Hill is wearing a Carolina sweatshirt is 1/5. The prosecutor concludes that the probability that a student is wearing both Duke sweatpants and a Carolina sweatshirt is (1/10)(1/5) = 1/50 = 2%, which is large enough to cause reasonable doubt for the jury.

What do you think? Are you convinced there is reasonable doubt?

Tuesday, October 19, 2010

Can it be Done?

Brown lentils (Lens culinaris)Image via Wikipedia
A poor farmer went to the market to sell some peas and lentils. However, as he had only one sack and didn't want to mix peas and lentils, he poured in the peas first, tied the sack in the middle, and then filled the top portion of the sack with the lentils. At the market a rich innkeeper happened by with his own sack. He wanted to buy the peas, but he did not want the lentils.

Pouring the seed anywhere else but the sacks is considered soiling, which would devalue the peas and lentils. Trading sacks is not allowed. The farmer can’t cut a hole in his sack.

How would you transfer the peas to the innkeeper’s sack, which he wants to keep, without soiling the produce?

Monday, October 18, 2010

No, Not the Good Ship Lollipop

A ship, that can be made
to ride the greatest wave.
It's not built of objects,
but built by minds.

Wednesday, October 13, 2010

A Bit of Poetry

I know another, high in the heavens
Two horns he wears on his hallowed head
A wandering wizard, a wild night-farer,
Sometimes he feasts, sometimes he fasts.

The source of the riddle and the answer is here (although I think you should guess first).

Tuesday, October 12, 2010

Monday, October 11, 2010

No Question Today

It's Monday morning and I'm feeling slow. Also, I like palindromes. So here's a bunch of palindromes anonymous posted back on "Do Geese See God?" If you have any more to share, post them below.

I, man, am regal a German am I
Never odd or even
If I had a hi-fi
Madam, I'm Adam
Too hot to hoot
No lemons, no melon
Too bad I hid a boot
Lisa Bonet ate no basil
Warsaw was raw
Was it a car or a cat I saw?

Rise to vote, sir
Do geese see God?
"Do nine men interpret?" "Nine men," I nod
Rats live on no evil star
Won't lovers revolt now?
Race fast, safe car
Pa's a sap
Ma is as selfless as I am
May a moody baby doom a yam?

Ah Satan sees Natasha
No devil lived on
Lonely Tylenol
Not a banana baton
No "x" in "Nixon"
O, stone, be not so
O Geronimo, no minor ego
"Naomi", I moan
"A Toyota's a Toyota"
A dog, a panic in a pagoda

Oh, no! Don Ho!
Nurse, I spy gypsies -- run!
Senile felines
Now I see bees I won
UFO tofu
We panic in a pew
Oozy rat in a sanitary zoo
God! A red nugget! A fat egg under a dog!
Go hang a salami, I'm a lasagna hog

Friday, October 08, 2010

Call the EPA

The higher I climb,
The hotter I engage,
I cannot escape,
My crystal cage.

Thursday, October 07, 2010

Five a Piece

A couple sharing five a piece
Stretching, spreading, loudly meet
We are known to often calm
And yet were better known to harm
To help and build, our team of ten
Connects us to the minds of men

What are we?

Wednesday, October 06, 2010

The First is Delicious

My first is simply a vegetable, delicious, round and green.
My third and fourth are sound asleep, as plainly can be seen.
My fifth is fifty, clear enough for any riddle-setter.
Two of my second stacked on their sides will give my final letter.
Now that my second has my parts, fit them together well.
You see me now before your eyes; it's plain for all to tell.

Tuesday, October 05, 2010

I Am Not an Insect

Although I'm not an insect, some people found me very difficult to exterminate. They called me something like 'insane priest.' The first half of my name means the same as 'scrape,' & my last three letters are a metal.

Who am I?

Monday, October 04, 2010

Your Hat

your hat
keep it

f              f
r              r
i standing i
e miss      e
n             n
d            d
s             s


Friday, October 01, 2010

Requires a Bit of Thought, Some Time and a Good Friend

two lovers point locks 5Image by chotda via Flickr
Suppose you want to send in the mail a valuable object to a friend. You have a box which is big enough to hold the object. The box has a locking ring which is large enough to have a lock attached and you have several locks with keys. However, your friend does not have the key to any lock that you have. You cannot send the key in an unlocked box since it may be stolen or copied.

How do you send the valuable object, locked, to your friend - so it may be opened only by your friend?
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