Mental Floss 190

The answer to last week’s challenge is, Q: Adam and Eve play rock-paper-scissors 10 times. You know that: Adam uses rock three times, scissors six times, and paper once. Eve uses rock twice, scissors four times, and paper four times. There are no ties in all 10 games.The order of games is unknown. Who wins? By how much?

A:  Tally it all up, and Adam wins, 7 to 3.

This week’s challenge is:

Q:You are sitting in a rowboat on a small lake. You have a brick in your boat. You toss the brick out of your boat into the lake, where it quickly sinks to the bottom. Does the water level rise slightly, drop slightly, or stay the same?

The answer along with a new challenge, next week.

Have an excellent weekend!

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  1. James De Vere :

    Stays the same if the boat weight equals the brick but falls if the boat is heavier 🍀

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