## Thursday, July 28, 2011

### Teenagers

Mary, John and Pete have red, brown, and blonde hair, and are 13, 14, and 15 years old . Using the following clues determine the hair color, and age of each child.

1. The youngest has blonde hair.
2. John is older than Pete.
3. John does not have red hair and Pete does not have blonde hair.

## Tuesday, July 26, 2011

### Felis Catus Logic Puzzle

Five cats lived with their owners on Felis Street. The cats, including Ratchett, caused the local fire brigade to be called out five times one night last week. They all did that mad cat thing of becoming stuck up a tree.

Trees: Ash, Beech, Elm, Oak, Willow
Firemen: Ken, Jock, Boris, Dirk, Rick
Cats: Fluffy, Slater, Percy, Tiddles, Ratchett

Which fireman rescued which cat from which tree?

1. Fluffy, the giant ginger tom, became stuck up the willow tree; his rescuer was not Ken.

2. Jock did not rescue a cat from the willow tree, did Boris?

3. Slater, the tortoiseshell moggy, was rescued by Dirk.

4. Rick rescued the cat from the ash tree, this was not the adorable black and white kitten called Percy.

5. Tiddles was not stuck in the ash tree.

6. Ken did not rescue a black and white cat, but he climbed a tree whose first letter was directly after the initial of the name of the fireman that climbed the beech tree to rescue one defenceless little kitty.

## Monday, July 25, 2011

### Single Living Logic

An apartment building contains six apartments with three upstairs (201,202,203) and three downstairs (101,102,103), each with a single occupant.

Three of them are female - Sally, Denise, and Jenny. Three of them are male - Bob, John, and Tom.

Each person owns a vehicle - two U.S. cars - a Ford Escort, and a Chevy Impala, 3 foreign cars - a Zastava Yugo, a Honda Civic, and a Toyota Corrolla, and a bicycle.

With the clues below can you show which person lives in each apartment and what vehicle they own?

Bob lives on the lower floor.
Sally lives between John and Denise.
John owns an American car.
The person in Apartment 203 owns a bicycle.
Jenny lives directly below John.
The Yugo owner lives in Apartment 103.
Bob lives between Tom and Jenny.
Tom owns a foreign built car.
The person in apartment 101 drives a foreign built car.
The Impala owner lives on the lower floor.
The Escort owner lives upstairs.
A female owns the bicycle.
A male owns the Escort.
The person in apartment 101 owns the Toyota.

## Friday, July 22, 2011

### Starts with ne

What starts with "Ne,"
And is one of nine,
And ends with "ne,"
And is eighth in line?

## Thursday, July 21, 2011

### Last Carrol Puzzle

(a) No interesting poems are unpopular among people of real taste.
(b) No modern poetry is free from affectation.
(c) All your poems are on the subject of soap-bubbles.
(d) No affected poetry is popular among people of real taste.
(e) No ancient poem is on the subject of soap-bubbles.

I pulled the three Lewis Carrol puzzles from here.

## Tuesday, July 19, 2011

### More Lewis Carrol Logic

What can you conclude from the following four statements?

(a) None of the unnoticed things, met with at sea, are mermaids.
(b) Things entered in the log, as met with at sea, are sure to be worth remembering.
(c) I have never met with anything worth remembering, when on a voyage.
(d) Things met with at sea, that are noticed, are sure to be recorded in the log.

## Monday, July 18, 2011

### Lewis Carrol, Three Statements

What can you conclude from Lewis Carrol's logic puzzle:

(a) All babies are illogical.
(b) Nobody is despised who can manage a crocodile.
(c) Illogical persons are despised.

1.
123456789
US

2.
t___i___m___e
abde

3.
learning <-----

learning
learning
learning

4.
UWIN+
ULOSE+

1.
hi way
pass

2.
chawhowhorge

3.
camping
night

4.
playshort

5.
1,000,000 air

## Friday, July 01, 2011

### Does this make sense to you?

There is a field with sheep and cows.
Each sheep can see twice as many cows as it can see sheep.
Each cow can see the same number of sheep as it can see cows.
How many cows and how many sheep are there?
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