## Tuesday, January 31, 2012

### Margot Likes Knights

Margot likes knights but not battlers; she likes writing but not typing; she likes to listen but not to sing. Does she like an unknown or a famous author?

## Monday, January 30, 2012

### Trip From Boston

I agreed to meet my sister for lunch in New Haven. She was traveling from New York, while I was traveling from Boston. When we met at New Haven, which of us was further from Boston?

## Thursday, January 26, 2012

## Wednesday, January 25, 2012

### 3 Bags of Marbles

You have three bags, each containing two marbles. Bag #1 contains two white marbles, bag #2 contains two black marbles, and bag #3 contains one white marble and one black marble.

You pick a random bag and take out one marble. Given that this is a white marble, what is the probability that the remaining marble from the same bag is also white?

You pick a random bag and take out one marble. Given that this is a white marble, what is the probability that the remaining marble from the same bag is also white?

## Tuesday, January 24, 2012

### Up to 100

Use the numbers 123456789 so that the equation is equal to 100. The numbers must stay in the same order. You can use addition, subtraction, multiplication, and division. Remember, they have to stay in the same order.

## Monday, January 23, 2012

### Light Up the Night

Hibernating when it is cold,

But when it is warm I become bold;

I light up the night,

For every child`s delight.

Some people I might annoy

But to others I bring joy.

What am I?

Note, I find this riddle to be pretty vague. I wouldn't be surprised to find multiple answers are possible.

But when it is warm I become bold;

I light up the night,

For every child`s delight.

Some people I might annoy

But to others I bring joy.

What am I?

Note, I find this riddle to be pretty vague. I wouldn't be surprised to find multiple answers are possible.

## Thursday, January 19, 2012

### Not a Plant

Though not a plant,
Has leaves.
Though not a beast,
Has spine.
Though many wouldn't need this thing
'Tis more valuable than wine.
What is it?

## Tuesday, January 17, 2012

### Stars Awash in a Sheen of Light

Stars awash in a sheen of light

It calls out loud in vile delight.

Listeners endure in fright.

Vicious brute that reigns at night,

Evil whelped of heinous bite,

Renewed by wax, it regains might.

A leading way to slay the beast,

Get the hidden weapon thus released.

Got this one and a couple of others from dan hersam. The answer is there if you can't wait for someone to post it here.

It calls out loud in vile delight.

Listeners endure in fright.

Vicious brute that reigns at night,

Evil whelped of heinous bite,

Renewed by wax, it regains might.

A leading way to slay the beast,

Get the hidden weapon thus released.

Got this one and a couple of others from dan hersam. The answer is there if you can't wait for someone to post it here.

## Thursday, January 12, 2012

### Flower by any Other Name Becomes a Country

What flower becomes the name of any country by removing the first letter, becomes the name of a city when the last letter is removed and becomes the name of a bird if both first and last letters are removed?

## Tuesday, January 10, 2012

### Everyone Needs This Riddle

Everyone needs this, it's great with an 'r' on the end but you're sad when the first letter goes away. What is it?

## Monday, January 09, 2012

### Emily Dickenson Poem

What was Emily Dickenson referring to in the following poem?

I am, in truth, a yellow fork

From tables in the sky

By inadvertent fingers dropped

The awful cutlery.

Of mansions never quite disclosed

And never quite concealed

The apparatus of the dark

To ignorance revealed.

I am, in truth, a yellow fork

From tables in the sky

By inadvertent fingers dropped

The awful cutlery.

Of mansions never quite disclosed

And never quite concealed

The apparatus of the dark

To ignorance revealed.

## Friday, January 06, 2012

### Logic at the Mall

I got this one from edhelper.com:

Cody, Benjamin, Sean, Cameron, Aaron, and Jordan each had a different amount of money. They all went to the mall and brought their money. At the mall, each person spent a fraction of the money they started out with. They started out with: $72, $24, $66, $18, $48, and $60. At the mall one spent 1/3 of their money, one spent 1/3 of their money, one spent 5/6 of their money, one spent 1/6 of their money, one spent 2/3 of their money, and one spent 1/2 of their money.

How much money did each person spend at the mall? How much money does each person have left?

1. Benjamin spent more than 1/6 of his money.

2. Cameron spent less than 5/6 of his money.

3. Cody did not spend 1/2 of his money.

4. Jordan spent less than 1/2 of his money.

5. Jordan spent $24.

6. Sean has $15 left after spending money at the mall.

7. Cody spent $33.

8. The person that started out with $24, has $8 left after shopping.

9. Cameron has $40 left after spending money at the mall.

10. Cameron did not spend 2/3 of his money.

11. The person that started out with $60, has $40 left after shopping.

12. Benjamin did not spend 1/6 of his money.

13. Aaron did not spend 1/3 of his money.

14. Benjamin has $8 left after spending money at the mall.

Cody, Benjamin, Sean, Cameron, Aaron, and Jordan each had a different amount of money. They all went to the mall and brought their money. At the mall, each person spent a fraction of the money they started out with. They started out with: $72, $24, $66, $18, $48, and $60. At the mall one spent 1/3 of their money, one spent 1/3 of their money, one spent 5/6 of their money, one spent 1/6 of their money, one spent 2/3 of their money, and one spent 1/2 of their money.

How much money did each person spend at the mall? How much money does each person have left?

1. Benjamin spent more than 1/6 of his money.

2. Cameron spent less than 5/6 of his money.

3. Cody did not spend 1/2 of his money.

4. Jordan spent less than 1/2 of his money.

5. Jordan spent $24.

6. Sean has $15 left after spending money at the mall.

7. Cody spent $33.

8. The person that started out with $24, has $8 left after shopping.

9. Cameron has $40 left after spending money at the mall.

10. Cameron did not spend 2/3 of his money.

11. The person that started out with $60, has $40 left after shopping.

12. Benjamin did not spend 1/6 of his money.

13. Aaron did not spend 1/3 of his money.

14. Benjamin has $8 left after spending money at the mall.

## Thursday, January 05, 2012

### A Red Fruit of the Maius Family

It is more desirable to exist in the medium of time which constitutes a later than desirable date than not to exist in the time period at all.
A red fruit of the Maius family absorbed into the digestive system every 1440 minutes or 86,400 seconds keeps a medical desciple from entering your home sweet home.
Individuals continuing daily functions surrounded by fused sand structures should be forbidden to hurl missles.
Refrain from enumerating your poultry precursory to their incubation and emergence from their embryonic habitat.

## Wednesday, January 04, 2012

### Some Common Phrases Re-Written

- The herbage is customarily more verduous on the diametrical selvage of the property barrier.
- Taciturnity is aurous.
- That which is acquired without difficulty is dispersed with equal facility.

## Tuesday, January 03, 2012

### Count Down

10 = Y in a D

9 = G M

8 = N in an O

7 = S in a H

6 = D of S

5 = S in the S C

4 = P on a C

3 = M and a B

2 = B G

1 = the L N

Happy New Year Everyone!

9 = G M

8 = N in an O

7 = S in a H

6 = D of S

5 = S in the S C

4 = P on a C

3 = M and a B

2 = B G

1 = the L N

Happy New Year Everyone!

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