Wednesday, June 30, 2010

Deeper Than You Think

Round like an apple, deep like a cup,
Yet all the king’s horses can’t pull it up.

Tuesday, June 29, 2010

Not as Admired as it Used to Be

Black we are, and much admired,
Men seek for us if they’re tired.
We tire the horse, but comfort man,
Tell me this riddle if you can.

Monday, June 28, 2010

Riddle Fans

Oft I must strive with wind and wave, battle them both when under the sea.
I feel out the bottom, a foreign land. In lying still, I am strong in the strife;
If I fail in that, they are stronger than I, and wrenching me loose, soon put me to rout.
They wish to capture what I must keep. I master them both if my grip holds out.
If the rocks bring succor and lend support, strength in the struggle. Ask me my name!

Friday, June 25, 2010

Thursday, June 24, 2010

One Color, But Not One Size

Only one color, but not one size,
stuck at the bottom, yet easily flies,
present in the sun, but not in the rain
doing no harm, and feeling no pain.
What am I?

Wednesday, June 23, 2010

Round Makes Me Stronger

I am strongest when you see me as round, but I am often viewed in other forms. I lift & drop the sea with my tremendous strength, and a man with a name like 'powerful bicep' was the first to tread on me. What am I?

Tuesday, June 22, 2010

Not Exactly Father's Day

A man was born before his father, killed his mother, and married his sister. yet nothing was wrong with what he had done, how this possible?

Monday, June 21, 2010

Potter Puzzle

My first is in bane but not in foe;
My second in Harry and Malfoy, too;
My third starts a small golden ball, you know;
My fourth isn't we or they or you;
My fifth is in Slytherin but not Gryffindor;
My sixth's in the window but not in the pane;
My seventh's the shape of a snake on the floor
And my last is in ark but not in rain.
My whole is a monster, at Hogwarts fought,
Whose death brought the Dark Lord's plans to naught.

Friday, June 18, 2010

A Low Isle in the Sea

I'm on a board or in a hole;
A low isle in the sea;
Essential, I; and musical;
My own solution's ___.

Thursday, June 17, 2010

Screaming, Soaring

Screaming, soaring / seeking sky
Flowers of fire / flying high
Eastern art / from ancient time
Name me now / and solve this rhyme

Wednesday, June 16, 2010

Again Again

1.
$0 all all all all

2.
_it

3.
ban ana

4.
cl ud

5.
death life

Tuesday, June 15, 2010

Monday, June 14, 2010

1 knows

Rebus are picture puzzles.  Common words or phrases are found by arranging letters just so.  Can you figure these out?

1.
R     R
A  A
I
L  L
R    R
O  O
A
D   D
2.
e
t
a
d

3. 
1 knows

4. 
daydayout

Friday, June 11, 2010

Thursday, June 10, 2010

Long Odds on Drawing an Inside Straight

It's often said trying to draw to an inside straight is a fool's bet. Why is that?

Wednesday, June 09, 2010

Hide and Seek Counting

Five children are hiding in two closets. What is the least number of kids in the closet with the most kids?

Just to make it a little more interesting, what's the probability that there are the least number of kids in the closet with the most kids?

Tuesday, June 08, 2010

Law and Statistics

Anne worked at a firm with 30 people. There were 20 workers and 10 managers. A party planning committee was formed, but Anne was not invited to participate. When she went to the HR director to find out why she wasn't on the committee, the HR director told her the five people were selected at random. 3 workers and 2 managers had to be on the committee, but the 3 workers were picked out of a hat from the 20. The same procedure was used to select the managers.

Anne went to a lawyer (she was considering suing! How could they not pick her for the party planning committee, it was obviously scandalous!), who consulted with a statistician. The statistician told the lawyer to forget it. The odds against Anne being picked for the committee were ...




BTW, this is the post that was supposed to go out yesterday. Blogger was down for most of the day (I don't know if you noticed or not).

'Sit blogspot, Sit! Good site.'

Friday, June 04, 2010

Stew for Dinner?

Three surgeons and a clumsy cook go camping in the remote wilderness. The clumsy cook stumbles over the campfire as he is serving the surgeons, injuring himself and dumping hot stew on the hands of the surgeons. The cook's injuries need surgical treatment. The surgeons' injuries are minor but open. It turns out they brought the equipment necessary for the cook's surgery with them, and they can use the campfire to sterilize the tools. But there are only two rubber gloves. Because of the different surgeons' skills, all three of the surgeons are needed to operate on the cook, in sequence. How can this be done without any of them being exposed to the blood of any of the others?

Thursday, June 03, 2010

Strange Coincidences

The following multiplication example uses every digit from 0 to 9 at least once. Letters have been substituted for the digits. Can you replace the letters and make the original multiplication problem?

        B O G
     x B O G
------------
      L Y L E
  G G U L
T U O O
-------------------
U N I T O E

Wednesday, June 02, 2010

What's the next number in the sequence (and why)?

11 1,331 161,051 19,487,171 ?

Tuesday, June 01, 2010

zip zap

I have two eyes
and one round nose
for putting plugs
to make things go.
Don't stick your finger in my eye
for if you do -zip zap- you fry.
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