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Some Easy Weekend Homework…

Posted by Karl Sharman under Tom (15 Responds)

1. I put a spore in a test tube. Every hour the spore divides into three parts, all the same size as the original part. If I put it in at 3 PM., at 9 PM. the tube will be completely full. At what time will the tube be one-third full?
2. Which is correct:
A: The Second Millennium [...]

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Chicken and the Egg – It was the Egg

Posted by Karl Sharman under Tom (9 Responds)

A farmer knows that 20 of his hens, housed in 3 coops, will hatch 30 eggs in 18 days. How long will it take 30 hens, housed in 4 coops to hatch the same number of eggs?

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Nice Easy One for the Weekend

Posted by Karl Sharman under Tom (9 Responds)

A car travels at a speed of 30 mph from A to B, a distance “x” , and then return from B to A over the same distance “x” at a speed of 20 mph. What is the average speed for the total trip?

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Heavier?

Posted by Karl Sharman under Tom (46 Responds)

Is frozen milk heavier than non-frozen milk. This is a trick question, it is posted on ToM. Think carefully before you answer. Please substantiate your Yes or No answer. Could also be a double or triple bluff, but it is the weekend…

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Decoding

Posted by Karl Sharman under Tom (4 Responds)

Can you decode the following well known saying. Each encoded letter represents more than one real letter:
B DBBCC, DBADABCDA B AC

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Weigh an elephant

Posted by Karys under Tom (27 Responds)

There is a chinese short story telling about a minister (or whatever) who weighs the Emperor’s elephant.
How could he have done that, without having to make any giant weighing machine ?
You are not specifically asked to find the story where this came from. Here, originality and practicability are the key.

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The Night After the Staff Party

Posted by Karl Sharman under Tom (10 Responds)

After one staff party, you awake to find yourself in somewhat of a quandary…
You have to break into your boss’s office. Why? After waking up with a truly nasty hangover and an even more unpleasant memory of your action at the Christmas party the night before, you realise that either you get rid of [...]

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My Cats Request

Posted by Karl Sharman under Tom (20 Responds)

Your lovely new home has a window on the first floor which overlooks a beautiful lake. One day you come home to find the following note taped to the window, probably by your cat…
Dear Owner,
The window lets in too much light. Please tint it, though not all of it. Tint (on the inside) a solid [...]

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My Name is Bond, James…..

Posted by Karl Sharman under Tom (25 Responds)

As is typical in your line of work, you find yourself trapped in a room with only one possibility of escape. On this occasion, Doctor No leaves you a puzzle to solve.
You wake up in a room with a single door, which you observe is the only way out of the room. On the door [...]

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A Trophy Hunter

Posted by Karl Sharman under Tom (27 Responds)

In deepest, darkest, Africa, a hunter stalks a monkey. He wants to shoot him with his tranquilizer gun and take him back to America for display at the zoo. The monkey, on the other hand, wants to stay in the jungle and swing in the trees.
This particular monkey is more cunning than most. He’s [...]

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