Friday, October 28, 2011

Run to the Water

Fifty people are standing on the beach. One of them pulls out a gun and says "I will shoot the last one that gets in the water."

There are two people left on the beach, one of them is running to the water, the other one is you.

What would you do?

Frustrated with my iRoomba lately.  I think it needs a new battery,  I hope it works.

Thursday, October 27, 2011

Five Hundred, Five and One

Five hundred begins it, five hundred ends it,
Five in the middle is seen;
First of all figures, the first of all letters,
Take up their stations between.
Join all together, and then you will bring
Before you the name of an eminent king

Wednesday, October 26, 2011

Safe and Secure

As a whole I am both safe and secure,
Behead me, and I become a place of meeting.
Behead me again and I am the partner of ready.
Restore me and I become the domain of beasts.

 What am I?

I do like to watch Biggest Lose but I've never tried their cookbooks. Have you?

Tuesday, October 25, 2011

Work Smarter, Not Harder

What work is it that the faster you work,
the longer it is before your done
and the slower you work the sooner your finished?

Just started The Secret of Zoom. Good starting chapter and the girl is a funny observer.

Monday, October 24, 2011

Feeling Cold?

What traps warmth, sprays forth ice and water and slips through your fingers with ease?

Got George R. R. Martin's A Game of Thrones 4-Book Bundle on sale, but have never watched the show.

Thursday, October 20, 2011

Long or Short, Round or Square

I can be long, or I can be short.
I can be grown, and I can be bought.
I can be painted, or left bare.
I can be round, or square.

What am I?

Still reading How Firm a Foundation (Safehold) by David Weber, how about you?

Wednesday, October 19, 2011

Bent or Broken

What can be made, bent, broken, changed and followed but not twisted?

 Book I'm reading right now: The Secret of Platform 13

Tuesday, October 18, 2011

Three Riddles for the Price of One

Which three things all have eyes but none can see?
Which two things have mouths but cannot speak?
What has ears but cannot hear?

 Currently, I'm reading How Firm a Foundation (Safehold)

Monday, October 17, 2011

Thursday, October 13, 2011

Prime Time Soccer

At the end of the soccer season, every player had scored a prime number of goals and the average for the eleven was also a prime number.  No player's tally was the same as anyone else's, and neither was it the same as the average.

Given that nobody had scored more than forty-five goals, how many goals did each player score?

Like yesterday, this puzzle comes out of The World's Biggest Book of Brainteasers & Logic Puzzles.

Wednesday, October 12, 2011

Shepherds on Hillsides

In every group of shepherds in Hyperborea, at least one is a Sororean, who always speaks truthfully, and at least one is a Nororean, who always speaks falsely.

A visitor approached four shepherds on a hillside and asked each how many of the four were Sororeans. These answers were given:

  • Three of us are Sororeans.  
  • One of us is. 
  • There are two of us. 
  • None of us are Sororeans. 

The visitor approached four more shepherds on another hillside and asked how many were Nororeans. Their answers follow:

  • We are all Nororeans. 
  • One of us is. 
  • Three of us are. 
  • The fourth shepherd declined to speak. 

How many of the shepherds on the two hillsides were Sororeans?

 This puzzle comes out of The World's Biggest Book of Brainteasers & Logic Puzzles

Tuesday, October 11, 2011

Friday, October 07, 2011

Fly to Clouds of Heaven

I am a wingless bird, flying even to the clouds of heaven. I give birth to tears of mourning in pupils that meet me, even though there is no cause for grief, and at once on my birth I am dissolved into air. What am I?

Thursday, October 06, 2011

Shift to Enter

You may enter, but you may not come in, I have space, but no room, I have keys, but open no lock. What am I?

Tuesday, October 04, 2011

Modern Day Riddle

I am always at your side. To a slab my tail is tied And my eyes are both inside my belly. Tickle my back, one/two/three! Wisdom and folly are yours to see. -

Monday, October 03, 2011

Moon and Sea

The Moon is my father,
the Sea is my mother;
I have a million brothers,
I die when I reach land.
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