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Date: Fri, 02 May 2003 11:19:05 -0400
From: Tainted Breeze
Subject: BLAGUES-L: Brain Teasers

Date: Wed, 16 Sep 98 12:37:28
From: un rockcoeur

"Brain Teasers "     From: Weekly_Witticism_Sept_4_1998

  1. There is one word in the English language that is always pronounced 
incorrectly. What is it?
  2. A man gave one son 10 cents and another son was given 15 cents. 
What time is it?
  3. A boat has a ladder that has six rungs, each rung is one foot 
apart.  The bottom rung is one foot from the water. The tide rises at 12 
inches every 15 minutes. High tide peaks in one hour. When the tide is 
at it's highest, how many rungs are under water?

  4. What is it that goes up and goes down but does not move?

  5. Is half of two plus two equal to two or three?

  6. There is a room. The shutters are blowing in. There is broken glass 
on the floor. There is water on the  floor. You find Sloppy dead on the 
floor.  Who is Sloppy?  How did Sloppy die?

  7. How much dirt would be in a hole 6 feet deep and 6 feet wide that 
has been dug with a square edged shovel?

  8. If I were in Hawaii and dropped a bowling ball in a bucket of water 
which is 45 degrees F, and dropped another ball of the same weight, 
mass, and size in a bucket at 30 degrees F, both of them at the same 
time, which ball would hit the bottom of the bucket first?  Same 
question, but the location is in Canada?

  9. What is the significance of the following: The year is 1978, 
thirty-four minutes past noon on May 6th. 

  10. What can go up a chimney down, but can't go down a chimney up? ( 
Hint:     ... chim chimminy)

  11. If a farmer has 5 haystacks in one field and 4 haystacks in the 
other field, how many haystacks would he have if he combined them all in 
the center field?
  12. There is a house with four walls. Each wall faces south. There is 
a window in each wall. A bear walks by one of the windows. What color is 
the bear?

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                     " Answers To Brain Teasers II "

  1. The word is: "incorrectly."  {Almost cracked your brain, didn't you?}

  2. 1:45. The man gave away a total of 25 cents. He  divided it between 
two people. Therefore, he gave a quarter to two.

  3. None, the boat rises with the tide. Duh...!

  4. The temperature.

  5. Three. Well, it seems that it could almost be either, but if you 
follow the mathematical orders of operation, division is performed 
before addition. So... half of two is one. Then add two, and the answer 
is 3.

  6. Sloppy is a (gold)fish. The wind blew the shutters in, which 
knocked his goldfish-bowl off the table, and it broke, killing him. 
{Poor Sloppy.}

  7. None. No matter how big a hole is, it's still a hole:  the absence 
of dirt. (And those of you who said 36 cubic feet are wrong for another 
reason, too. You would have needed the length measurement too. So you 
don't even know how much air is in the hole.)

  8. Both questions, same answer: the ball in the bucket of 45 degree F 
water hits the bottom of the bucket last. Did you think that the water 
in the 30 degree F bucket is frozen? Think again. The question said 
nothing about that bucket having anything in it.  Therefore, there is no 
water (or ice) to slow the ball down...

  9. The time and month/date/year American style calendar are 12:34, 5/6/78.

  10. An umbrella. 

  11. One. If he combines all of his haystacks,they all become one big 

  12. White. If all the walls face south, the house is at the North 
pole, and the bear, therefore, is a polar bear.

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