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|You are presented here with a 5 x 5 grid, in which you are to place EXACTLY five Dogs and three Cats in such a way that no dog can get to any cat. Dogs can move similar to the Queen in chess: any number of moves up, down, sideways, or diagonally. So far only one solution is known, AND THIS IS NOT IT.|
Noah took two animals of each sex (and seven of each sex in the case of Kosher animals) on
board the Ark. When Noah found land and told the animals to "go forth and
multiply" two snakes stayed behind. Noah finally went up to them and said, "Why
are you staying aboard? When I said "go forth and multiply" I meant
Why did the two snakes stay behind?
exploding all around, and the sergeant tells Beetle Bailey to relay a message to HQ.
Beetle Bailey passes the message on to the first soldier he meets, who tells it to another
soldier, and so on until the message reaches HQ. The General at HQ is puzzled by the
message he receives: "Send three-and-fourpence, we're going to a dance."
What was the original message?
What is the next letter in this series:
|Here you see a sequence puzzle. What comes in the five empty cells marked with a question mark?|
A man visits the department store almost every day. Two
floors are connected by a moving staircase (escalator). The escalator
moves up. One day he decids to "walk" up the moving stairs; taking one
step at a time, he gets up in sixteen steps. The next day he decides
to do it again, but now taking two steps at a time.
This time he gets up in twelve steps.
Question: How many stair steps are showing at any given time?
Karen and Mike have taken it upon themselves to paint the kerbs yellow on
both sides of the street, to get rid of those incorrectly parked oldtimers
once and for all. Karen, who is always early, has already started and has
painted 3 metres on the right side of the street when Mike arrives. He tells
her that he is supposed to do the right side, so she'll have to go and do
the left side.
When Mike has finished the right side he crosses the street and paints
another 6 metres of kerb on Karen's side, and then the job is finished.
Both sides of the street are equally long (yellow kerb = no parking).
Who painted the most metres, and how many more?
CHESS CASH BOWWOW CHOPS ALSOPS PALEALE COOL BASS HOPS ALES HOES APPLES COWS CHEESE CHSOAP SHEEP + -------- ALLWOOL
This is an old Alphametics/Cryptarithm type puzzle which came from Samuel Loyd's brilliant brain. Each letter has a value (0 - 9). There are 10 different letters. S=0NB: Writing the letters in order 1-9, then 0, shows a type of potato popular in the 1800s.
Do you want more Alphametics?
Once upon a time there were too many rats in the country,
so the King ordered that every cat should help solve
the problem. The law in this country stated that when the number
of cats exceeded 5000, a randomly chosen number of cats had to be expelled from the country
to keep that number down. There were no cats that could kill more than 1500 rats in one year, and
no cats were born that year.
A record was kept, and at the end of the year it was
found that every cat had killed an equal number of rats, and the total
was exactly 1,111,111 rats.
How many cats were there in that country?
There is an island with thirteen wells, all of which have poisoned water. The wells are labelled 1-13. All the poisons taste the same, like regular well water. If someone/something drinks a cup of poison from well X, they will die unless they drink another cup of poison from a well numbered greater than X (within a reasonable amount of time). For example, if I drink from well 4, I will die unless I have a cup of poison from well 5 or well 6 or well 7, etc. So... there is a dragon and a knight on this island. They are both rational thinkers. Only the dragon, however, can reach well #13 because it is too high for the knight to get to. Both the knight and the dragon get a cup of water from one of the wells (without the other seeing) and exchange cups, and they have to drink it. Amazingly, the dragon dies and the knight lives. How did this happen?
Upon your death you find yourself walking along a road in search of heaven. You come to a fork in the road and instinctively know that one road leads to heaven and the other leads to hell, but you do not know which is which. At the fork are a devout truth teller (resident of heaven), a devout liar (resident of hell), and a resident of limbo who randomly tells the truth (sometimes he lies, sometimes he tells the truth, but with no regularity for either). Although you know these characteristics of the individuals, you do not know who is which, however the three men do. You are allow two questions (non-compound type without "and", "or", "but", etc.) and may direct these two questions to any individual (either both questions to one individual or one question to one individual and the other question to a different individual). What two questions would you ask so that you would positively find heaven?