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Sep2021

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The answer to last week’s challenge is, Q: A man in a restaurant used two forks and one knife. He did not pay for his lunch. What was going on? A: He was a piano tuner who had come to tune the ... Read More
September 24, 2021admin

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Sep2021

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The answer to last week’s challenge is, Q: What famous cartoon character owes his existence to a misprint in a scientific journal? A: Popeye owes his existence to the misprint. He was invented to encourage children to eat spinach, which was though ... Read More
September 17, 2021admin

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Sep2021

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The answer to last week’s challenge is, Q: In some convents, the novice Nuns at the dinner table are not allowed to ask for anything such as salt from the other end of the table. This is because they are expected to be ... Read More
September 10, 2021admin

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Sep2021

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The answer to last week’s challenge is, Q: Over the past 100 years many men have dedicated significant portions of their lives in the quest for burnt wood. Although they have been occasionally successful, they have never managed to move the wood. Why ... Read More
September 3, 2021admin

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Aug2021

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The answer to last week’s challenge is, Q: A large mail order company undertook an analysis of it's customer base. They were surprised to see that a there was an unusually high number of people who were born on November 11. How could ... Read More
August 27, 2021admin

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Aug2021

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The answer to last week’s challenge is, Q: What is it that goes on 4 legs in the morning, two legs in the afternoon and 3 legs in the evening? This is the famous riddle of the Sphinx which was asked of Oedipus ... Read More
August 20, 2021admin

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Aug2021

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The answer to last week’s challenge is, Q: 100 feet up in the air it can lay with it's back on the ground. What is it? A: A dead centipede. This week’s challenge is: Q: What is it that goes on 4 ... Read More
August 13, 2021admin

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Aug2021

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The answer to last week’s challenge is, Q: Fabio is guilty of no crime, yet he is surrounded by professional people, one of which hits him until he cries. Why? A: Fabio is a newborn baby and the Dr slaps him to ... Read More
August 6, 2021admin

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Jul2021

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The answer to last week’s challenge is, Q: An art expert went to a sale and purchased a painting that was worthless. Why? A: He knew the painting itself was worthless, but the frame in which it was mounted was a very ... Read More
July 30, 2021admin

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Jul2021

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The answer to last week’s challenge is, Q: A little shop in New York is called The Seven Bells, yet it has eight bells hanging outside. Why? A: It was originally a mistake, but the shopkeeper found that so many people came ... Read More
July 23, 2021admin

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Jul2021

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The answer to last week’s challenge is, Q: Imagine you have three identical bricks and want to find the common length of their main diagonals. What is the easiest way to do this using just a measuring tape? A: Place the ... Read More
July 16, 2021admin

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Jul2021

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The answer to last week’s challenge is, Q: What four-letter word can be written forward, backward or upside down, and can still be read from left to right? A: NOON This week’s challenge is: Q: Imagine you have three identical bricks and ... Read More
July 9, 2021admin

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Jul2021

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The answer to last week’s challenge is, Q: Nautious Maximus was born on the 314th day of year 20B.C. and died on the 271st day of year 20A.D. How old was he when he died? A: Nautious Maximus was 38 years old. ... Read More
July 2, 2021admin

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Jun2021

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The answer to last week’s challenge is, Q: Which die completes this sequence? A: If you look at dots in the topmost diagram, you will see that they are put together into groups of ... Read More
June 25, 2021admin

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Jun2021

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A-R-E The answer to last week’s challenge is, Q: What single word can be used to complete all of the following words: DE - - - ST,  C - - - ER,  ST - - - ,  P - - - NT? A: The word "are". This week’s challenge is: Q: Which ... Read More
June 18, 2021admin

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Jun2021

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The answer to last week’s challenge is, Q: I had 6 eggs. Broke two, cooked two, ate two. How many do I have left? A: I have 4 eggs left. I had an omelet with the first 2; that’s why I broke ... Read More
June 11, 2021admin

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Jun2021

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The answer to last week’s challenge is, Q: Draw two squares in the schoolyard below that will separate all the students from each other. A: See diagram above.  This week’s challenge is: Q: I had 6 eggs. Broke two, cooked two, ate ... Read More
June 4, 2021admin

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May2021

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The answer to last week’s challenge is, Q: A mother was carrying a basket with 4 apples inside. She went to her 4 children and gave each of them an apple. Yet, there was still one apple left in the basket. How come?... Read More
May 28, 2021admin

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May2021

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The answer to last week’s challenge is, Q: Many underground tube stations have two escalators going up, but just one going down. Why? A: This is because when people leave the train, they pack into groups, whereas when they go to ... Read More
May 21, 2021admin

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May2021

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The answer to last week’s challenge is, Q: Researchers have discovered a strong positive correlation between performance in spelling bees and contestants’ shoe sizes. Can you find an explanation for this? A: Older students have bigger feet and perform better at spelling ... Read More
May 14, 2021admin