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Dervish
29-10-2010, 04:10 PM
Hillary Clontin and Nancy Bus, two popular politicians, met at a club to discuss the overthrow of another politician. Each ordered a scotch on the rocks. Nancy downed hers and ordered another. She then drank her second in a gulp and decided to wait before she ordered a third. Meanwhile, Hillary, who was sipping her drink, suddenly fell forward dead. Both ladies were setup for an assassination. Why did Hillary die and Nancy live?

lly
29-10-2010, 04:21 PM
Very sinister! :eek: The poison was in the ice which melted when drank slowly.

coleslaw
29-10-2010, 04:22 PM
spot on ily...that's my thoughts too!!

Dervish
29-10-2010, 04:23 PM
Very sinister! :eek: The poison was in the ice which melted when drank slowly.


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Very Good, lly

lly
29-10-2010, 04:24 PM
Too many Agatha Christie in younger days!

Dervish
29-10-2010, 04:42 PM
Robin Hood has a bow and a bunch of arrows. If Robin shoots the first arrow at exactly noon and he shoots one arrow every minute thereafter until one o'clock, how many arrows will he have shot?

birdy
29-10-2010, 04:47 PM
61? :rolleyes:

Dervish
29-10-2010, 04:59 PM
61? :rolleyes:


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Waa...:rolleyes: some more.
Very confident, eh? ;)

Dervish
29-10-2010, 05:03 PM
Okay, another easy one, seeing that today's Friday. William Wallace was born on December 27th, yet his birthday is always in the summer. How can this be?

lly
29-10-2010, 05:05 PM
He lives in the South hemisphere.

Dervish
29-10-2010, 05:06 PM
He lives in the South hemisphere.


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Agatha Christie teach you
Geography too? ~~~ :eek: :D

Dervish
29-10-2010, 05:10 PM
When Frank McCourt was eight years old, he hammered a nail into his favourite tree in Limerick to mark his height. Ten years later at a sturdy eighteen, Frank returned to see how much higher the nail had become. If the tree grew by six centimeters each year, how much higher would the nail be?

Jeyanthy
29-10-2010, 05:30 PM
When Frank McCourt was eight years old, he hammered a nail into his favourite tree in Limerick to mark his height. Ten years later at a sturdy eighteen, Frank returned to see how much higher the nail had become. If the tree grew by six centimeters each year, how much higher would the nail be?

Depends if your tree is an old one or a young one.

Old ones don't grow its trunk whereas new ones would. So the answer is 60cm if it is a young tree and none if it is an old tree.

Dervish
29-10-2010, 05:43 PM
Depends if your tree is an old one or a young one.

Old ones don't grow its trunk whereas new ones would. So the answer is 60cm if it is a young tree and none if it is an old tree.


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~~~ if, partially. ;)
"Young" is relative, I think.
I may think I'm young. You may not. :D
Published answer = The nail would be at
the same height since trees grow at their tops.
BTW if you drive a nail into a young tree
will it die?

Dervish
29-10-2010, 08:19 PM
Six cups are arranged in a row. The first three are filled with orange juice, and the last three are empty. By moving only one cup, can you arrange them so that the full and empty cups alternate?

Jeyanthy
29-10-2010, 10:55 PM
Six cups are arranged in a row. The first three are filled with orange juice, and the last three are empty. By moving only one cup, can you arrange them so that the full and empty cups alternate?

Take the second glass and pour its contents into the fifth glass, then place it back in its original place.

Jeyanthy
29-10-2010, 11:01 PM
A bookworm eats from the first page of an encyclopedia to the last page. The bookworm eats in a straight line. The encyclopedia consists of ten 1000-page volumes and is sitting on a bookshelf in the usual order. Not counting covers, title pages, etc., how many pages does the bookworm eat through?

Jeyanthy
30-10-2010, 09:02 AM
Oops! Sorry I posted a puzzle before it was checked... Humble apologies :o

Dervish
30-10-2010, 12:01 PM
Take the second glass and pour its contents into the fifth glass, then place it back in its original place.


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Dervish
31-10-2010, 07:44 PM
A bookworm eats from the first page of an encyclopedia to the last page. The bookworm eats in a straight line. The encyclopedia consists of ten 1000-page volumes and is sitting on a bookshelf in the usual order. Not counting covers, title pages, etc., how many pages does the bookworm eat through?
Seriously, folks!! ~~~ If Birdy or Mr Chang doesn't nail this quickly, I don't know who else can. ;)

Jeyanthy
31-10-2010, 10:08 PM
Seriously, folks!! ~~~ If Birdy or Mr Chang doesn't nail this quickly, I don't know who else can. ;)

Just use plain logic, no neck-wringer.... :D

Dervish
01-11-2010, 10:19 AM
A bookworm eats from the first page of an encyclopedia to the last page. The bookworm eats in a straight line. The encyclopedia consists of ten 1000-page volumes and is sitting on a bookshelf in the usual order. Not counting covers, title pages, etc., how many pages does the bookworm eat through?
Question:

1. Silverfish or bookworm?
2. Can the worm eat through the covers?

Jeyanthy
01-11-2010, 10:33 AM
Question:

1. Silverfish or bookworm?
2. Can the worm eat through the covers?

It's a real worm that eats books. And yes its eats the covers as well.

Dervish
01-11-2010, 10:47 AM
A bookworm eats from the first page of an encyclopedia to the last page. The bookworm eats in a straight line. The encyclopedia consists of ten 1000-page volumes and is sitting on a bookshelf in the usual order. Not counting covers, title pages, etc., how many pages does the bookworm eat through?

Jeyanthy ~~~ :D ~~~ Just checked my set of encyclopedia. I was about to write 10,000 pages but knew it couldn't be that simple.

Okay, here's the logic :-

# of pages eaten on Vol 1 = 1 (bcos Pg 1 is on the far right of said volume)
# pages eaten from Vol 2 to 9 = 8000
# of pages eaten on Vol 10 = 1 (bcos last page on far left of said volume)
(Sorry, I'm hopeless at long explanations)

Total = 8002

Jeyanthy
01-11-2010, 10:49 AM
Jeyanthy ~~~ :D ~~~ Just checked my set of encyclopedia. I was about to write 10,000 pages but knew it couldn't be that simple.

Okay, here's the logic :-

# of pages eaten on Vol 1 = 1 (bcos Pg 1 is on the far right of said volume)
# pages eaten from Vol 2 to 9 = 8000
# of pages eaten on Vol 10 = 1 (bcos last page on far left of said volume)
(Sorry, I'm hopeless at long explanations)

Total = 8002

Almost there.... see the first part of question again....

Dervish
01-11-2010, 10:52 AM
Almost there.... see the first part of question again....
Do you mean that the damn worm ate Page 2 of the first vol too? ~~~ :eek:

Jeyanthy
01-11-2010, 10:56 AM
Do you mean that the damn worm ate Page 2 of the first vol too? ~~~ :eek:

Check out "sendinama" used

Dervish
01-11-2010, 10:56 AM
Apa itu "sendinama"

Dervish
01-11-2010, 10:58 AM
Does it matter how the volumes are arranged? My first volume is arranged on the left most.

Jeyanthy
01-11-2010, 11:00 AM
Does it matter how the volumes are arranged? My first volume is arranged on the left most.

Your arrangement is fine.....

Dervish
01-11-2010, 11:02 AM
Well then, I'll have to pass this one bcos I've no idea what a 'sendinama' is.

Birdy? ~~~ Where are you?

Jeyanthy
01-11-2010, 11:02 AM
Apa itu "sendinama"

Preposition

Dervish
01-11-2010, 11:05 AM
Preposition
OMG, Jeyanthy ~~~ :eek: :eek: ~~~ A grammatical puzzle?

kwchang
01-11-2010, 11:05 AM
...
# of pages eaten on Vol 1 = 1 (bcos Pg 1 is on the far right of said volume)...
I agree with venus on this argument (I don't have a set of encyclopedia so I cannot say how it is arranged) ... I would say the first volume is on the leftmost end. But where the individual volumes are placed, with the spine facing us, then in the first volume, the pages start from page 1,000 on the left to page 1 on the right.

..A bookworm eats from the first page of an encyclopedia to the last page.. Be careful that page 1&2 are back to back. Hence if worm starts from Vol1,pg1, it cannot eat Vol1,pg1 without eating Vol1,pg2 ... hence it starts from Vol1,Pg1 but does not eat it. Similarly, at the last volume, it cannot eat Vol10,Pg1,000 without destroying Vol10,Pg999 so it needs to stop at 1,000 without eating it as well
By that reasoning, the worm only eats through Vol2-Vol9 (8 volumes) hence 8,000 pages ONLY :D

Dervish
01-11-2010, 11:09 AM
I thought bookworm describes a person who loved books, books, books. Jeyanthy, ~~~ does the bookworm you mention in your puzzle exist in reality?

Jeyanthy
01-11-2010, 11:19 AM
I thought bookworm describes a person who loved books, books, books. Jeyanthy, ~~~ does the bookworm you mention in your puzzle exist in reality?

I told you it is a real worm... E.g. of propositions are "to" and "from" - Apa sudah jadi dengan u? Too many mind games ke? :D

Jeyanthy
01-11-2010, 11:20 AM
I agree with venus on this argument (I don't have a set of encyclopedia so I cannot say how it is arranged) ... I would say the first volume is on the leftmost end. But where the individual volumes are placed, with the spine facing us, then in the first volume, the pages start from page 1,000 on the left to page 1 on the right.
Be careful that page 1&2 are back to back. Hence if worm starts from Vol1,pg1, it cannot eat Vol1,pg1 without eating Vol,pg2 ... hence it starts from Vol1,Pg1 but does not eat it. Similarly, at the last volume, it cannot eat Vol10,Pg1,000 without destroying Vol10,Pg999 so it needs to stop at 1,000 without eating it as well
By that reasoning, the worm only eats through Vo2-Vol9 hence 8,000 pages ONLY :D


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Great job guys!!!

Published answer:
On a book shelf the first page of the first volume is on the "inside"
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B|...|.......................|...|F
A| 1 |.......................| 10|R
C|...|.......................|...|O
K|...|.......................|...|N
.|...|.......................|...|T
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</font>

So the bookworm eats only through the cover of the first volume, then 8 times 1000 pages of Volumes 2 - 9, then through the cover to the 1st page of Vol 10. He eats 8,000 pages.

Dervish
01-11-2010, 01:09 PM
Edmund Blackadder was spring cleaning his cottage, dragging things out into the garden and filling boxes with useless items he had kept over the years. He rolled out an old barrel weighing 25 kilograms from his basement. Edmund put something in the barrel to make it weigh less. What is it?

Dervish
01-11-2010, 05:01 PM
Edmund Blackadder was spring cleaning his cottage, dragging things out into the garden and filling boxes with useless items he had kept over the years. He rolled out an old barrel weighing 25 kilograms from his basement. Edmund put something in the barrel to make it weigh less. What is it?
Classified NW

xinrong
01-11-2010, 05:07 PM
What's classified NW?

Dervish
01-11-2010, 05:30 PM
What's classified NW?
Would you like to hazard a guess? ~~~ :D

xinrong
01-11-2010, 06:42 PM
Would you like to hazard a guess? ~~~ :D
North West

Jeyanthy
01-11-2010, 06:46 PM
Would you like to hazard a guess? ~~~ :D

A neck-wringer....

Answer: A hole

Dervish
01-11-2010, 08:28 PM
North West
I am so sorry, XR. ~~~ You are off target. :D

Dervish
01-11-2010, 08:29 PM
A neck-wringer....

Answer: A hole


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On BOTH account.
:D BTW, did I say you're brilliant?

Dervish
01-11-2010, 09:28 PM
Forrest Gump walks up and down a hill which is six km for a round trip. Dusty, his dog being slower, walks at half the speed. When Forrest reaches the top of the hill, he turns around and walks down meeting Dusty part way. Forrest continues walking to the bottom of the hill at the same speed. Dusty followed at his original speed. How far does Dusty walk?

Jeyanthy
01-11-2010, 10:31 PM
Forrest Gump walks up and down a hill which is six km for a round trip. Dusty, his dog being slower, walks at half the speed. When Forrest reaches the top of the hill, he turns around and walks down meeting Dusty part way. Forrest continues walking to the bottom of the hill at the same speed. Dusty followed at his original speed. How far does Dusty walk?

Dog would cover 3 meters.

Explanation:
When the man reaches the top, he would have covered 3m, the dog would have covered 1.5m. When he returns, he meets dog after covering 1m, so dog covered 0.5m.
Then he goes down 2m, and dog would have covered 1m.

So total distance covered by dog when the man reaches down is 1.5 + 0.5 + 1 = 3m

Hope this is not a neck wringer though.....

kwchang
01-11-2010, 11:22 PM
Jeyanthy is correct up to the last 1Km

Use common sense la (I am sure Jeyanthy thought the same way but did not mention the directions the dog walked) ...When Forrest meets his dog, the dog will follow him down ... what la, you think the dog will walk up the hill when Forrest is going downhill? Forest Gump may be a bit simple-minded (in the movie) but the dog isn't and thus wouldn't carry on up the hill would he? :D Therefore ...

Forrest walks to peak, dog walks halfway up the hill (=1.5Km)
Forrest walks down and meets dog and since the distance covered by Forrest = 2x and dog walks -x (negative value because of opposite direction) and this gives 1Km + 0.5Km hence dog walked a total of (1.5 + 0.5) 2km when both meet.

Remainder distance downhill at the meeting point is 2Km (distance walked by dog). Since Forrest walks downhill, dog follows and continues till he reaches the bottom of the hill ... Hence total distance walked by dog is 2+2=4Km.

Note, when Forrest reaches the bottom, dog does not stop, what-la, you think the dog will stop? It needs to get to bottom of hill

Jeyanthy
02-11-2010, 03:49 AM
Note, when Forrest reaches the bottom, dog does not stop, what-la, you think the dog will stop? It needs to get to bottom of hill

I thought of that but, the question didn't say specifically that. I thought it could be a NW
:eek:

Dervish
02-11-2010, 08:34 AM
Dog would cover 3 meters.

Explanation:
When the man reaches the top, he would have covered 3m, the dog would have covered 1.5m. When he returns, he meets dog after covering 1m, so dog covered 0.5m.
Then he goes down 2m, and dog would have covered 1m.

So total distance covered by dog when the man reaches down is 1.5 + 0.5 + 1 = 3m

Hope this is not a neck wringer though.....
Sorry, sista ~~~ :D ~~~ incorrect.
And this is NOT classified NW.

Dervish
02-11-2010, 08:37 AM
Jeyanthy is correct up to the last 1Km

Use common sense la (I am sure Jeyanthy thought the same way but did not mention the directions the dog walked) ...When Forrest meets his dog, the dog will follow him down ... what la, you think the dog will walk up the hill when Forrest is going downhill? Forest Gump may be a bit simple-minded (in the movie) but the dog isn't and thus wouldn't carry on up the hill would he? :D Therefore ...

Forrest walks to peak, dog walks halfway up the hill (=1.5Km)
Forrest walks down and meets dog and since the distance covered by Forrest = 2x and dog walks -x (negative value because of opposite direction) and this gives 1Km + 0.5Km hence dog walked a total of (1.5 + 0.5) 2km when both meet.

Remainder distance downhill at the meeting point is 2Km (distance walked by dog). Since Forrest walks downhill, dog follows and continues till he reaches the bottom of the hill ... Hence total distance walked by dog is 2+2=4Km.

Note, when Forrest reaches the bottom, dog does not stop, what-la, you think the dog will stop? It needs to get to bottom of hill


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In other words, Forrest turns around
at the top of the hill and walks back.
The dog continues walking up the hill
for another 0.5 km until they met.
And it's km, not m, sista. :D :D

xinrong
02-11-2010, 08:40 AM
Forrest Gump walks up and down a hill which is six km for a round trip. Dusty, his dog being slower, walks at half the speed. When Forrest reaches the top of the hill, he turns around and walks down meeting Dusty part way. Forrest continues walking to the bottom of the hill at the same speed. Dusty followed at his original speed. How far does Dusty walk?

4.5km.............

Dervish
02-11-2010, 09:05 AM
4.5km.............
XR ~~~ :D:D ~~~ Please behave. :D:D

xinrong
02-11-2010, 09:34 AM
XR ~~~ :D:D ~~~ Please behave. :D:D

Ooops! sorry, didn't see that paw when I was posting....

Dervish
02-11-2010, 10:24 AM
Morpheus worked on the 45th floor of the KL Mega Tower. On most mornings, Morpheus rides the elevator up to the 35th floor, then climbs the stairs until he reaches his destination. On rainy mornings, he rides the elevator directly to the 45th floor. Why?

Totoro2010
02-11-2010, 10:42 AM
Morpheus worked on the 45th floor of the KL Mega Tower. On most mornings, Morpheus rides the elevator up to the 35th floor, then climbs the stairs until he reaches his destination. On rainy mornings, he rides the elevator directly to the 45th floor. Why?
Mr Morpheus is a short man, his hand only can reach the button of 35th floor. When rainy day, he can reach the button of 45th floor with his umbrella. :D :D

Dervish
02-11-2010, 10:44 AM
Mr Morpheus is a short man, his hand only can reach the button of 35th floor. When rainy day, he can reach the button of 45th floor with his umbrella. :D :D


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Jeyanthy
02-11-2010, 11:29 AM
You have 12 yellow socks and 12 maroon socks mixed up in a drawer. It's early in the morning and you don't have any light to see the colors. How many socks must you pull out (blindly) to be sure of getting a matching pair?

Totoro2010
02-11-2010, 11:43 AM
I will pull out 3 socks and I can probably get:

1) 2 yellow + 1 maroon
2) 2 maroon + 1 yellow
3) 3 yellow or 3 maroon

So, I will get 1 pair of yellow or maroon socks. :)

Jeyanthy
02-11-2010, 01:38 PM
I will pull out 3 socks and I can probably get:

1) 2 yellow + 1 maroon
2) 2 maroon + 1 yellow
3) 3 yellow or 3 maroon

So, I will get 1 pair of yellow or maroon socks. :)



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Way to go Totoro!!

Dervish
02-11-2010, 02:13 PM
Consider an air-filled balloon held under water by a weight, so that the balloon will neither rise nor fall. What will happen to the balloon if it is forced under the surface. Will the balloon rise, fall, or stay where it was released? Explain.

Jeyanthy
02-11-2010, 02:45 PM
Consider an air-filled balloon held under water by a weight, so that the balloon will neither rise nor fall. What will happen to the balloon if it is forced under the surface. Will the balloon rise, fall, or stay where it was released? Explain.

Balloon will sink due to pressure of water. (I am using my specs - refused to admit I needed my glasses until u mentioned the "km" bit :D )

xinrong
02-11-2010, 02:55 PM
If the balloon is still held by the weight, it will stay. If released, it will float up to the surface, the air in the balloon helps it rise?

Dervish
02-11-2010, 02:55 PM
Balloon will sink due to pressure of water. (I am using my specs - refused to admit I needed my glasses until u mentioned the "km" bit :D )


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As water pressure increases,
the volume and buoyancy of the
baloon decreases. If the water pressure
is great enough, the balloon will sink without
the weight attached.

Dervish
02-11-2010, 03:27 PM
Bill Clontin introduced George Bus to his friend as his "Uncle George". George Bus introduced Bill Clontin to his friends as his "Uncle Bill".

"If you are uncles to each other," queried Forrest Gum, "you must also be nephews to each other."

"That's correct," replied Bill.

Since there has been no breach of marriage law, how could such a relationship come to be?

Jeyanthy
02-11-2010, 05:17 PM
Bill Clontin introduced George Bus to his friend as his "Uncle George". George Bus introduced Bill Clontin to his friends as his "Uncle Bill".

"If you are uncles to each other," queried Forrest Gum, "you must also be nephews to each other."

"That's correct," replied Bill.

Since there has been no breach of marriage law, how could such a relationship come to be?

George Bus's mother is Bill Clontin's sister. So George is Bill's nephew and Bill is George's uncle.
George Bus married Bill's father's sister, hence George became an uncle to Bill and Bill is George's nephew.

Hence the difference in their surnames as well.

Dervish
02-11-2010, 06:32 PM
George Bus's mother is Bill Clontin's sister. So George is Bill's nephew and Bill is George's uncle.
George Bus married Bill's father's sister, hence George became an uncle to Bill and Bill is George's nephew.

Hence the difference in their surnames as well.
Jeyanthy ~~~ ini manyak manyak confusing. We should ban marriages of this kind because it gives us all a terrible head-dy-ache!! :eek: :eek:

But let's explore your answer.

If G's mom is B's sister, then B's dad is G's grandpa. So effectively, G married his grandpa's sister? I don't know. Would they allow such a thing?

I'll give you a clue to ease the logic process a little, but good try, Jeyanthy. This 'charade' only involves two generation.

Dervish
03-11-2010, 10:28 AM
This 'charade' only involves two generation.
Jeyanthy ~~~ I am so sorry. I have made a terrible mistake. In a twisted kinda way it did involve three generations.

However, only 6 person are involved, Bill and George included.

Jeyanthy
03-11-2010, 11:24 AM
Jeyanthy ~~~ I am so sorry. I have made a terrible mistake. In a twisted kinda way it did involve three generations.

However, only 6 person are involved, Bill and George included.

My initial answer also involves three generation:


-----------------Brother(1)---------------Sister(2)
---------------------|
---------------------V
--Daughter(3).......Son (George)(4)
-------|
-------V
------(Bill)

1. George is the uncle of Bill and Bill is the nephew of George
2. If Bill marries sister (2), Bill becomes uncle of George and George is Bill's nephew.

This is very possible. My aunt married when she was only 13. My grandama married when she was only 15. At one time they were both pregnant at the same time :eek: Hence, my aunt is younger than her nephews ;)

Dervish
03-11-2010, 11:32 AM
My initial answer also involves three generation:


-----------------Brother(1)---------------Sister(2)
---------------------|
---------------------V
--Daughter(3).......Son (George)(4)
-------|
-------V
------(Bill)

1. George is the uncle of Bill and Bill is the nephew of George
2. If Bill marries sister (2), Bill becomes uncle of George and George is Bill's nephew.

This is very possible. My aunt married when she was only 13. My grandama married when she was only 15. At one time they were both pregnant at the same time :eek: Hence, my aunt is younger than her nephews ;)
:D:D ~~~ Who am I to argue with that? Instead I'll just give you the published answer.

Two men, A and B marry each other's mother. One son was born to each marriage, in this case, Bill and George. Bill's father is A and his half brother is B. George's father is B and his half brother is A. Therefore Bill and George are both uncle and nephew to each other.

Since there can be more than one correct answer, please consider your answer correct. So for the record,


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Dervish
03-11-2010, 12:39 PM
When is the beginning of the twenty first century -


11:59:59 PM December 31, 1999
or
12:00:01 AM January 1, 2000?

Jeyanthy
03-11-2010, 01:07 PM
When is the beginning of the twenty first century -


11:59:59 PM December 31, 1999
or
12:00:01 AM January 1, 2000?


Both wrong

Year 1 till year 100 is 1st century, so Year 2001 till 2100 is twenty first century. Starting from 12:00:01 AM January 2001

Dervish
03-11-2010, 01:15 PM
Both wrong

Year 1 till year 100 is 1st century, so Year 2001 till 2100 is twenty first century. Starting from 12:00:01 AM January 2001


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Looks like there's
no fooling you. ;)

Dervish
03-11-2010, 02:04 PM
David Cornfield, the famous circus clown visited an ancient castle in Scotland. The brochures explained that one of the common defenses built back then was the moat. The castle that David was touring had a moat which was a huge square, five m wide and 10 m deep. David boasted that he could cross the moat without getting wet by using two 4.75 m planks and nothing else. How?

Jeyanthy
03-11-2010, 11:06 PM
David Cornfield, the famous circus clown visited an ancient castle in Scotland. The brochures explained that one of the common defenses built back then was the moat. The castle that David was touring had a moat which was a huge square, five m wide and 10 m deep. David boasted that he could cross the moat without getting wet by using two 4.75 m planks and nothing else. How?

Nail the two planks together the ends to make it 9.5m. Use that to cross over..

Dervish
04-11-2010, 09:06 AM
Nail the two planks together the ends to make it 9.5m. Use that to cross over..
No nails were used. ;)

Jeyanthy
04-11-2010, 06:47 PM
No nails were used. ;)

Perhaps one of the planks were wide enough for you to sit on and use the other plank to row to the castle.

Dervish
04-11-2010, 06:51 PM
Perhaps one of the planks were wide enough for you to sit on and use the other plank to row to the castle.
:D:D ~~~ Innovative, but incorrect.

Jeyanthy
04-11-2010, 09:22 PM
Place one plank on one of the corners of the square and another from the middle of this plank to the other side....

Dervish
04-11-2010, 09:39 PM
Place one plank on one of the corners of the square and another from the middle of this plank to the other side....


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Robert Bruce would have been
proud of you.
I like your
"Never give up, never surrender" attitude. ;)

coleslaw
04-11-2010, 10:20 PM
David Cornfield, the famous circus clown visited an ancient castle in Scotland. The brochures explained that one of the common defenses built back then was the moat. The castle that David was touring had a moat which was a huge square, five m wide and 10 m deep. David boasted that he could cross the moat without getting wet by using two 4.75 m planks and nothing else. How?
something is not right here...
i take it that the castle is surrounded by a square moat..and it's 5m wide and 10m deep.
if it's just a 5x5m sq..then it cannot be called a moat!

Dervish
05-11-2010, 03:11 PM
something is not right here...
i take it that the castle is surrounded by a square moat..and it's 5m wide and 10m deep.
if it's just a 5x5m sq..then it cannot be called a moat!
The castle is surrounded by the moat, which was described as a huge square with the castle in the middle. the 5 m wide refers to the width of the moat surrounding the castle. By "huge square" they meant that all four sides are equal. The puzzle did come with a little sketch. I thought it was not necessary to post the sketch since the instruction seemed quite clear.

You are right. If it's just a 5 X 5 sq, it cannot be called a moat. But then again, there also won't be any issue of having to cross such a structure without getting wet. Right?

Dervish
05-11-2010, 08:16 PM
Professor Kim was in the far north gathering evidence on climatic changes caused by the greenhouse effect. Kim relayed his findings to the nearest base by shortwave radio. During one radio conversation, Kim reported the temperature as minus 40 degrees. "Is that Celcius or Fahrenheit?" responded the radio man.

"I couldn't care less which way you record it," replied Kim.

Why would Professor Kim have such a cavalier attitude to scientific data?

Naka
05-11-2010, 09:57 PM
Professor Kim was in the far north gathering evidence on climatic changes caused by the greenhouse effect. Kim relayed his findings to the nearest base by shortwave radio. During one radio conversation, Kim reported the temperature as minus 40 degrees. "Is that Celcius or Fahrenheit?" responded the radio man.

"I couldn't care less which way you record it," replied Kim.

Why would Professor Kim have such a cavalier attitude to scientific data?

Because -40 C = -40 F...................... :D :D

Jeyanthy
05-11-2010, 11:15 PM
Formula to convert Celsius to Fahrenheit is:
F = 9 x C/5 + 32
= 9 x -40 +32
= -40

So -40 degrees F = -40 degrees C

Naka
06-11-2010, 08:45 AM
C = ( F -32 ) x 5/9
C = (-40 -32 ) x 5/9
C = -72 x 5/9
C = -40


F = (9/5 x C ) +32
F = ( 9/5 x -40) +32
F = ( -360/5) +32
F = -72 + 32
F = -40

Dervish
06-11-2010, 11:06 AM
NAKA & JEYANTHY
http://i801.photobucket.com/albums/yy295/venuspoper/puzzle/correct.jpg
Yo! ~~~ We have two mathematicians
in our midst.
Better not play-play, man. :D:D

Naka
06-11-2010, 11:21 AM
NAKA & JEYANTHY
http://i801.photobucket.com/albums/yy295/venuspoper/puzzle/correct.jpg
Yo! ~~~ We have two mathematicians
in our midst.
Better not play-play, man. :D:D



10 Q, 10 Q :D :D

Dervish
06-11-2010, 02:02 PM
One morning, Merry and Pippin went for a walk on the outskirts of The Shire. By mid afternoon, Merry collected five bushels of dandelion and Pippin collected three. Next, they stopped at Bag's End. Frodo Baggins promised to bake them muffins in exchange for one third of the dandelions picked. Not sure of the fairest way to divide the eight bushels, they put them into 24 baskets, each keeping eight. In exchange for his eight baskets, Frodo made them eight muffins. The problem began when Merry and Pippin disagreed on how to divide the muffins. Merry said he deserved more since he picked five bushels to Pippin's three. Since they each have eight baskets of dandelions, how should the muffins be divided?

Jeyanthy
06-11-2010, 05:08 PM
Originally 24 baskets of dandelion. 1/3 of 24 is 8 given to Frodo. They now have 8 baskets of dandelion each. But that should be divided in the same ratio as they originally picked the dandelions as well. So ratio of Merry and Pippin should still be 5:3.

Merry should get 10 baskets of dandelion and 5 muffins. Pippin should get 6 baskets of dandelion and 3 muffins.

Dervish
06-11-2010, 05:10 PM
Originally 24 baskets of dandelion. 1/3 of 24 is 8 given to Frodo. They now have 8 baskets of dandelion each. But that should be divided in the same ratio as they originally picked the dandelions as well. So ratio of Merry and Pippin should still be 5:3.

Merry should get 10 baskets of dandelion and 5 muffins. Pippin should get 6 baskets of dandelion and 3 muffins.
sorry, incorrect

Jeyanthy
06-11-2010, 10:08 PM
They now have 16 baskets and 8 muffins giving a total of 24 things. Ratio of 5:3 is 15 things to 9 things.

Since Merry already has 8 things, she gets 7 muffins since hers is the higher ratio having collected more dandelions, and Pippin gets 1 muffin to total 9 things.

Dervish
07-11-2010, 05:44 PM
They now have 16 baskets and 8 muffins giving a total of 24 things. Ratio of 5:3 is 15 things to 9 things.

Since Merry already has 8 things, she gets 7 muffins since hers is the higher ratio having collected more dandelions, and Pippin gets 1 muffin to total 9 things.


http://i801.photobucket.com/albums/yy295/venuspoper/puzzle/correct.jpg
Excellent, Jeyanthy
You have obviously not heard
of Merry and Pippin.
They are male hobbits. :D

Jeyanthy
07-11-2010, 05:53 PM
You are a cook in a remote area with no clocks or other way of keeping time other than a four minute sandglass timer and a seven minute sandglass timer. (The kind you turn over - hourglass shaped) You do have a stove, however, with water in a pot already boiling. Somebody asks you for a nine-minute egg, and you know this person is a perfectionist and will be able to tell if you undercook or overcook the eggs by even a few seconds. What is the least amount of time it will take to prepare the egg? And how will you prepare it so that it is neither undercooked or overcooked?

Dervish
07-11-2010, 07:36 PM
Least time needed to prepare egg is 9 minutes (as established in your question)

Method:
1) Drop egg into boiling water. Invert both sandglass timer.
2) When 4M timer up, invert again. (Time lapsed = 4 mins)
3) When 7M timer up, invert again. (4M timer left 1 min still running. Time lapsed = 7 mins)
4) When 4M timer up at 1 min later, invert 7M timer (Time lapsed = 8 mins)
5) 7M timer once inverted runs only for 1 min and when this ends, total time = 9 mins.

Jeyanthy ~~~ This is the best I can do. :o My explanation will not get any better than this. ~~~ :o :o

Jeyanthy
07-11-2010, 11:07 PM
Least time needed to prepare egg is 9 minutes (as established in your question)

Method:
1) Drop egg into boiling water. Invert both sandglass timer.
2) When 4M timer up, invert again. (Time lapsed = 4 mins)
3) When 7M timer up, invert again. (4M timer left 1 min still running. Time lapsed = 7 mins)
4) When 4M timer up at 1 min later, invert 7M timer (Time lapsed = 8 mins)
5) 7M timer once inverted runs only for 1 min and when this ends, total time = 9 mins.

Jeyanthy ~~~ This is the best I can do. :o My explanation will not get any better than this. ~~~ :o :o



http://i801.photobucket.com/albums/yy295/venuspoper/puzzle/correct.jpg
Awesome explanation, Venuspop
Why so humble? Your explanation is crystal clear. BTW, how did you figure I haven't heard of Merry and Pippin?

Jeyanthy
07-11-2010, 11:08 PM
By moving one of the following digits, make the equation correct. 62 - 63 = 1

Dervish
08-11-2010, 09:56 AM
BTW, how did you figure I haven't heard of Merry and Pippin?



Since Merry already has 8 things, she gets 7 muffins since hers is the higher ratio having collected more dandelions, and Pippin gets 1 muffin to total 9 things.

The above is self-explanatory. :)

Dervish
08-11-2010, 10:40 AM
By moving one of the following digits, make the equation correct. 62 - 63 = 1
62 = 63 - 1

i.e. move the lower part of the "=" sign and put it under the '-' sign ~~~ :D:D ~~~ can ar?

Jeyanthy
08-11-2010, 12:01 PM
62 = 63 - 1

i.e. move the lower part of the "=" sign and put it under the '-' sign ~~~ :D:D ~~~ can ar?

Sorry cannot move the sign.... move only one number. ;)

Dervish
08-11-2010, 12:07 PM
HAH!!

62 change to 26, then make 6 very small and put on the top right hand corner of 2.

i.e. 2 to the power of 6 = 64. ~~~ Can ar? :D:D

That's too much movement already hor? ~~~ :D

Jeyanthy
08-11-2010, 12:15 PM
HAH!!

62 change to 26, then make 6 very small and put on the top right hand corner of 2.

i.e. 2 to the power of 6 = 64. ~~~ Can ar? :D:D

That's too much movement already hor? ~~~ :D



http://i801.photobucket.com/albums/yy295/venuspoper/puzzle/correct.jpg
Brilliant move!

Jeyanthy
08-11-2010, 12:17 PM
What 4-digit number abcd satisfies this equation?
4 * abcd = dcba

Totoro2010
08-11-2010, 12:27 PM
answer: 2178

4 x 2178 = 8712

Dervish
08-11-2010, 12:29 PM
answer: 2178

4 x 2178 = 8712
Waa....TTR ~~~ That was smart. Jeyanthy was giving me such a head-dy-ache with that one. :D:D

Jeyanthy
08-11-2010, 12:40 PM
answer: 2178

4 x 2178 = 8712


http://i801.photobucket.com/albums/yy295/venuspoper/puzzle/correct.jpg
Fantastic! How did you figure that one so fast??

Jeyanthy
08-11-2010, 12:42 PM
Here is a series of numbers. What is the next number in the sequence?
1
11
21
1211
111221
312211
13112221

Totoro2010
08-11-2010, 12:48 PM
Here is a series of numbers. What is the next number in the sequence?
1
11
21
1211
111221
312211
13112221

answer: 1113213211

Dervish
08-11-2010, 12:53 PM
answer: 1113213211
Please please, please explain to us who are still struggling with the puzzle how you derive at the answer. :D

Totoro2010
08-11-2010, 01:05 PM
Here is a series of numbers. What is the next number in the sequence?
1
11
21
1211
111221
312211
13112221

answer: 1113213211

Aiyo...how to explain?

From the second row onwards, the number is presented how many of the numbers shown at the above:

one
one one
two one
one two and one one
one one and one two and two one
three one and two two and one one
one three and one one and two two and two one

so, the final answer= one one and one three and two one and three two and one one

hope you can understand :p

Dervish
08-11-2010, 01:09 PM
answer: 1113213211

Aiyo...how to explain?

From the second row onwards, the number is presented how many of the numbers shown at the above:

one
one one
two one
one two and one one
one one and one two and two one
three one and two two and one one
one three and one one and two two and two one

so, the final answer= one one and one three and two one and three two and one one

hope you can understand :p
Oh I see. Thanks for explaining, TTR.
Looks like this is classified NW because there isn't any mathematical sequence to the number. :D:D
~~~ Interesting!

Jeyanthy
08-11-2010, 02:50 PM
answer: 1113213211

Aiyo...how to explain?

From the second row onwards, the number is presented how many of the numbers shown at the above:

one
one one
two one
one two and one one
one one and one two and two one
three one and two two and one one
one three and one one and two two and two one

so, the final answer= one one and one three and two one and three two and one one

hope you can understand :p



http://i801.photobucket.com/albums/yy295/venuspoper/puzzle/correct.jpg
Wow! You are a real fan of numbers, aren't you? Did you major in Mathematics?

Published Answer:
The next number in the sequence is 1113213211, because the rule for creating the next number is to simply describe the previous number. For example, you start of with 1, with is simply one 1, so the next number is 11. Now you have two 1's, so the next number is 21. Now you have one 2 and one 1, so the next number is 1211. The solution is to simply continue describing the previous number using only numbers.

Jeyanthy
08-11-2010, 02:51 PM
What seven-letter word has hundreds of letters in it?

kwchang
08-11-2010, 03:03 PM
What seven-letter word has hundreds of letters in it?
could it be "century"?

Jeyanthy
08-11-2010, 03:07 PM
could it be "century"?

Not quite right.....

xinrong
08-11-2010, 03:23 PM
Not quite right.....

postbox?.....................

Totoro2010
08-11-2010, 05:02 PM
mailbox....

Jeyanthy
08-11-2010, 05:23 PM
http://i801.photobucket.com/albums/yy295/venuspoper/puzzle/correct.jpg
Xinrong and Totoro, you are right!

Dervish
08-11-2010, 06:43 PM
Forrest Gump went to the library to look for a book on physical fitness. He retrieved a book with "How to Jog" on its spine and walked over to a quiet desk. Upon glancing at the book several minutes later, he found that it had nothing to do with getting into shape. What kind of book was it? - Classified NW

Doodles
08-11-2010, 07:00 PM
A dictionary dude?

Jeyanthy
08-11-2010, 07:32 PM
Part of a dictionary which starts with the word "How" until "Jog"

Dervish
08-11-2010, 07:36 PM
A dictionary dude?
sorry
incorrect

Dervish
08-11-2010, 07:37 PM
Part of a dictionary which starts with the word "How" until "Jog"
Sorry
Incorrect
Dictionaries usually do not have "How to Jog" on their spines. ;)

Jeyanthy
08-11-2010, 10:35 PM
Sorry
Incorrect
Dictionaries usually do not have "How to Jog" on their spines. ;)
Give us a clue please...

kwchang
08-11-2010, 11:37 PM
...Dictionaries usually do not have "How to Jog" on their spines. ;) But Encyclopedia do !!

Jeyanthy
09-11-2010, 08:47 AM
But Encyclopedia do !!

Guess you nailed it! Anyway what about Thesaurus?

Dervish
09-11-2010, 08:52 AM
But Encyclopedia do !!


http://i801.photobucket.com/albums/yy295/venuspoper/puzzle/correct.jpg
I knew Mr Chang would nail this.
He's the Walking Encyclopedia!! :eek: :D:D

Dervish
09-11-2010, 08:55 AM
Guess you nailed it! Anyway what about Thesaurus?
No, Jeyanthy. Thesaurus doesn't have those on its spine. I must admit I seldom use encyclopedias. (unlike Mr Chang ;) ) I am more of a dictionary and Thesaurus person so I can confirm that those two is not likely to have words like "How To Jog" on their spines. :D

Dervish
09-11-2010, 11:25 AM
Friends, an easy one this fine morning. Bunny is starving. He hadn't eaten since the day Mrs Bunny eloped with Mr Mole. While scavenging outdoors, he found Tom Bombadil's carrot garden which was surrounded by a picket fence. Bunny could barely squeeze through the fence in his hungry state. If he were to go inside and eat the carrot, he would be too fat to escape should Tom come by. The carrots were also too large to push through the fence. How could Bunny eat the carrots and still be able to escape?

Jeyanthy
09-11-2010, 11:29 AM
Friends, an easy one this fine morning. Bunny is starving. He hadn't eaten since the day Mrs Bunny eloped with Mr Mole. While scavenging outdoors, he found Tom Bombadil's carrot garden which was surrounded by a picket fence. Bunny could barely squeeze through the fence in his hungry state. If he were to go inside and eat the carrot, he would be too fat to escape should Tom come by. The carrots were also too large to push through the fence. How could Bunny eat the carrots and still be able to escape?

He could get Mr Mole to burrow a hole to the carrot garden so he can squeeze out through it once he has eaten the carrots.

Dervish
09-11-2010, 11:33 AM
He could get Mr Mole to burrow a hole to the carrot garden so he can squeeze out through it once he has eaten the carrots.
Mr Mole just eloped with his wife. Do you think they're on speaking terms? :D

lly
09-11-2010, 11:40 AM
Mr Mole just eloped with his wife. Do you think they're on speaking terms? :D
Kekekeke :D

Could Bunny just pull the carrot to the edge of the fence and then hop over the other side and eat from the outer fence?

Dervish
09-11-2010, 11:42 AM
Kekekeke :D

Could Bunny just pull the carrot to the edge of the fence and then hop over the other side and eat from the outer fence?


http://i801.photobucket.com/albums/yy295/venuspoper/puzzle/correct.jpg
I said this was easy, didn't I? ;)

Dervish
09-11-2010, 08:41 PM
Another easy one. ~~~ Forrest Gump asked Bubba how many turkeys he had. "Well," said Bubba, "they just walked down that path over there and I didn't actually count them, but I remember one in front of two, another behind two, and another between two." How many turkeys does Bubba have?

Totoro2010
09-11-2010, 09:25 PM
Another easy one. ~~~ Forrest Gump asked Bubba how many turkeys he had. "Well," said Bubba, "they just walked down that path over there and I didn't actually count them, but I remember one in front of two, another behind two, and another between two." How many turkeys does Bubba have?
three?............

Dervish
09-11-2010, 09:26 PM
three?............


http://i801.photobucket.com/albums/yy295/venuspoper/puzzle/correct.jpg

Dervish
10-11-2010, 10:37 AM
When stirring a cup of tea, should you use your right hand or your left hand?

Totoro2010
10-11-2010, 11:08 AM
depends to you are right handed or left handed

Dervish
10-11-2010, 11:10 AM
depends to you are right handed or left handed
Let's say you are a left-brainer since you like maths a lot. What's your answer then?

Totoro2010
10-11-2010, 11:13 AM
normal people is using right hand to stir

Dervish
10-11-2010, 11:14 AM
even when you mostly use your left brain to think?

Totoro2010
10-11-2010, 11:22 AM
:D haha...actually I don't know which brain I am using to think, I am not the brain specialist ;)

Dervish
10-11-2010, 11:29 AM
Correct me if I'm wrong but I think left brainer are logical thinkers and right brainers are the artistic types...

You haven't answer my question...;)

Totoro2010
10-11-2010, 11:31 AM
even when you mostly use your left brain to think?
yes........so?

Dervish
10-11-2010, 11:35 AM
sorry, incorrect

umadavid
10-11-2010, 11:52 AM
does not matter which hand you use as long as you use a spoon or something to stir your tea. :D you don't put your hand into your drink to stir :p

Totoro2010
10-11-2010, 12:05 PM
does not matter which hand you use as long as you use a spoon or something to stir your tea. :D you don't put your hand into your drink to stir :p
:D :D this answer sounds good

Dervish
10-11-2010, 01:10 PM
does not matter which hand you use as long as you use a spoon or something to stir your tea. :D you don't put your hand into your drink to stir :p


http://i801.photobucket.com/albums/yy295/venuspoper/puzzle/correct.jpg
Forgot to mention that
this puzzle is classified NW
:D:D

Dervish
10-11-2010, 01:11 PM
:D :D this answer sounds good
So now you know which brain you use more and which hand you SHOULD use to stir your coffee? ~~~ :D

Dervish
10-11-2010, 01:23 PM
If you screw a lightbulb into a socket by turning the bulb towards the right with your right hand, which way would you turn the socket with your left hand in order to unscrew it while holding the bulb stationary?

kwchang
10-11-2010, 01:26 PM
If you screw a lightbulb into a socket by turning the bulb towards the right with your right hand, which way would you turn the socket with your left hand in order to unscrew it while holding the bulb stationary?
Cannot unscrew if bulb is stationary, right? :D Try that if you have a concealed down-light within your false ceiling

Dervish
10-11-2010, 01:28 PM
Cannot unscrew if bulb is stationary, right? :D Try that if you have a concealed down-light within your false ceiling
Let's just imagine that you can ....hypothetically....;)

umadavid
10-11-2010, 02:27 PM
If you screw a lightbulb into a socket by turning the bulb towards the right with your right hand, which way would you turn the socket with your left hand in order to unscrew it while holding the bulb stationary?
You must turn the socket to the right with with left hand to unscrew while holding the bulb stationary.

Jeyanthy
10-11-2010, 02:40 PM
Turn the socket towards the right with with your left hand to unscrew while holding the bulb stationary with your right hand

kwchang
10-11-2010, 02:46 PM
To unscrew, you turn the bulb to the left. So if you turned the holder instead, it should be to the right - does not matter which hand you use. ;) :D

Jeyanthy
10-11-2010, 02:59 PM
To unscrew, you turn the bulb to the left. So if you turned the holder instead, it should be to the right - does not matter which hand you use. ;) :D

But the question is which way is it to turn the socket with your LEFT hand...

Dervish
10-11-2010, 03:29 PM
You must turn the socket to the right with with left hand to unscrew while holding the bulb stationary.


Umadavid, Kwchang, Jeyanthy
http://i801.photobucket.com/albums/yy295/venuspoper/puzzle/correct.jpg
*LOL*~~~ Puzzles are such fun :D
You screw the socket to the right.
Chang is right. The hand you use
is irrelevant. ~~~ *LOL*

Dervish
10-11-2010, 03:50 PM
Forrest Gump was on a hunting vacation. One day he left camp and headed south. At about half a km, he saw a bear, but it disappeared. After another half km, he spotted the bear again. The bear saw him and headed east. Half a km later, Forrest caught up with the bear, only to realize he hadn't loaded his gun. The bear continued east. Forrest followed. Half a km later, he spotted the bear, took aim, shot, missed and cursed. Disgusted, Forrest walked the one km north to his camp to sulk in solitude. What colour was the bear?

Jeyanthy
10-11-2010, 05:06 PM
Forrest Gump was on a hunting vacation. One day he left camp and headed south. At about half a km, he saw a bear, but it disappeared. After another half km, he spotted the bear again. The bear saw him and headed east. Half a km later, Forrest caught up with the bear, only to realize he hadn't loaded his gun. The bear continued east. Forrest followed. Half a km later, he spotted the bear, took aim, shot, missed and cursed. Disgusted, Forrest walked the one km north to his camp to sulk in solitude. What colour was the bear?

The bear was black and it was getting dark and it was a moonless night, so it would be difficult to track the bear and shoot him. So Gump headed back to his camp.

BTW, Venus, only Chang deserved the stamp for the previous puzzle if that was the published answer.

kwchang
10-11-2010, 05:09 PM
...BTW, Venus, only Chang deserved the stamp for the previous puzzle if that was the published answer.
Don't la be so serious ... all in good fun. Of course, if Venus is giving away a prize, then it is a different story :D :p

Dervish
10-11-2010, 05:17 PM
The bear was black and it was getting dark and it was a moonless night, so it would be difficult to track the bear and shoot him. So Gump headed back to his camp.

BTW, Venus, only Chang deserved the stamp for the previous puzzle if that was the published answer.
Sorry, Incorrect.

As for the second part, hmmm ~~~ debatable. ~~~ I think all three of you are correct and should be duly commended for the honest attempt. ;) ~~~ Chang, I am sure would not mind sharing his 'glory' with the two of you.;)

Jeyanthy
10-11-2010, 05:21 PM
Don't la be so serious ... all in good fun. Of course, if Venus is giving away a prize, then it is a different story :D :p

Well I am a stickler for truth and justice.... it runs in the blood....everything must be won fair and square.. even when there's no prize. ;)

Jeyanthy
10-11-2010, 05:53 PM
Forrest Gump was on a hunting vacation. One day he left camp and headed south. At about half a km, he saw a bear, but it disappeared. After another half km, he spotted the bear again. The bear saw him and headed east. Half a km later, Forrest caught up with the bear, only to realize he hadn't loaded his gun. The bear continued east. Forrest followed. Half a km later, he spotted the bear, took aim, shot, missed and cursed. Disgusted, Forrest walked the one km north to his camp to sulk in solitude. What colour was the bear?

Wait a minute.... He had gone 1 km down south, 0.5 km east and then 1 km north. So he still has to go 0.5 km west right???? This can only happen if its done on a circle. So where is Forest Gump? Could it be in North or South poles? So the bear is a polar bear and it's white????

Dervish
10-11-2010, 06:01 PM
Wait a minute.... He had gone 1 km down south, 0.5 km east and then 1 km north. So he still has to go 0.5 km west right???? This can only happen if its done on a circle. So where is Forest Gump? Could it be in North or South poles? So the bear is a polar bear and it's white????


http://i801.photobucket.com/albums/yy295/venuspoper/puzzle/correct.jpg
You deserve a pat on the shoulder
:D:D

Aquarius
10-11-2010, 11:02 PM
Wow! Jeyanthy, you are good...I would have never figure that out.

Jeyanthy
10-11-2010, 11:09 PM
Wow! Jeyanthy, you are good...I would have never figure that out.

I remember doing something like this with my Maths teacher who loved giving puzzles to enthuse us to love Maths a long time ago. I wouldn't have figured it out otherwise.

Jeyanthy
10-11-2010, 11:23 PM
Krishna, Balaram and Sudama, truthfully report their grades to their dad, Nanda Maharaj as follows:

Krishna says, " If I got through Archery, then so did Balaram. I got through Wrestling if and only if Sudama did. Each of us got through at least one subject."

Balaram says, "If I got through Archery than so did Krishna. Krishna did not get through Sword Fighting. Each subject was passed by at least one of us three."

Sudama says, "Either Alice got through Sword Fighting or I did not pass it. If Balaram did not got through Wrestling then neither did Krishna. I did not get through as many subjects as Balaram or Krishna."

Which subjects did they each get through?

Aquarius
10-11-2010, 11:46 PM
Archery (Conveniently ommitted by Sudama)

kwchang
10-11-2010, 11:54 PM
...Sudama says, "Either Alice got through Sword Fighting or I did not pass it. If Balaram did not got through Wrestling then neither did Krishna. I did not get through as many subjects as Balaram or Krishna."...
Who's Alice?

Jeyanthy
11-11-2010, 06:13 AM
Archery (Conveniently ommitted by Sudama)

Partially right. Go figure the rest. ;)

Jeyanthy
11-11-2010, 08:36 AM
Who's Alice?

Alice is a re-incarnation of Krishna.. he he..

Sorry la. Trying to make this unique in my own way and I fumbled. :o

But at least I know who is really doing the thinking.. ;) :p

Ok, so now I got Alice out of the way and Krishna is replacing her. Check the amended riddle. Made it easier to read as well. Go conquer...:D

Amended riddle:

Krishna, Balaram and Sudama, truthfully report their grades to their dad, Nanda Maharaj as follows:

Krishna says, " If I passed Archery, then so did Balaram. I passed Wrestling if and only if Sudama did. Each of us passed at least one subject."

Balaram says, "If I passed Archery than so did Krishna. Krishna did not pass Sword Fighting. Each subject was passed by at least one of us three."

Sudama says, "If I passed Sword Fighting, so did Krishna. If Balaram did not pass Wrestling then neither did Krishna. I did not pass as many subjects as Balaram or Krishna."

Which subjects did they each pass?

Dervish
11-11-2010, 09:30 AM
This is my first attempt.

K - Archery
B - Archery
S - Wrestling, Sword fighting

I call this my first attempt because I haven't figured out Sudama's "I did not pass as many subjects as B and K." ~~~ hmmm....

Is anyone of them lying?

P/S: BTW Jeyanthy ~~~ I love this type of puzzles. Thanks for posting.

Dervish
11-11-2010, 09:42 AM
Final Attempt:

K = Archery, Wrestling
B = Archery, Sword Fighting, Wrestling
S = Wrestling

kwchang
11-11-2010, 09:59 AM
...S - Wrestling, Sword fighting

...I haven't figured out Sudama's "I did not pass as many subjects as B and K."....

Is anyone of them lying?....
Sudama passed less subjects than any one of the other 2, and since K failed on the swords, the max K can pass is 2.. so Sudama can only pass 1 subject ... OK, see how far you can extrapolate from there

Krishna, Balaram and Sudama, truthfully report so no lying :D

And why do I not have an answer having gone so far down the analysis? Sorry, am too busy this morning for this ... :)

Dervish
11-11-2010, 10:02 AM
Sudama passed less subjects than any one of the other 2, and since K failed on the swords, the max K can pass is 2.. so Sudama can only pass 1 subject ... OK, see how far you can extrapolate from there

Krishna, Balaram and Sudama, truthfully report so no lying :D

And why do I not have an answer having gone so far down the analysis? Sorry, am too busy this morning for this ... :)
hmm.....that's a better analytical way to look at it. I took the other end instead. ;)

Look at my final attempt. (Post # 1673) What do you think?

kwchang
11-11-2010, 10:13 AM
..Look at my final attempt. (Post # 1673) What do you think?
Why did you think S passed wrestling? S could have passed any one of the 3 subjects but only one - I think you need to determine the subjects passed by the other 2 before you end up with what S could have passed

Dervish
11-11-2010, 10:23 AM
Why did you think S passed wrestling? S could have passed any one of the 3 subjects but only one - I think you need to determine the subjects passed by the other 2 before you end up with what S could have passed
I know you're using the process of elimination and it does add a new twist to the puzzle. Looks like a "Final Final Attempt" is coming up, if only I can straighten out the statements.....*frowns*

Dervish
11-11-2010, 10:32 AM
Sudama passed less subjects than any one of the other 2, and since K failed on the swords, the max K can pass is 2.. so Sudama can only pass 1 subject ... OK, see how far you can extrapolate from there

Agree that S only passed one subject. That subject is Wrestling because K said "I passed Wrestling if and only if Sudama did"

That's it. I'll stand by my "Final Attempt" @ Post #1673, which is:-



Final Attempt:

K = Archery, Wrestling
B = Archery, Sword Fighting, Wrestling
S = Wrestling

Jeyanthy
11-11-2010, 10:50 AM
Agree that S only passed one subject. That subject is Wrestling because K said "I passed Wrestling if and only if Sudama did"

That's it. I'll stand by my "Final Attempt" @ Post #1673, which is:-

Final Attempt:

K = Archery, Wrestling
B = Archery, Sword Fighting, Wrestling
S = Wrestling




Awesome Venuspop!
http://i801.photobucket.com/albums/yy295/venuspoper/puzzle/correct.jpg
You reign supreme once again.

Dervish
11-11-2010, 12:15 PM
No lah. I happened to be here before the others came in ma....;)

Dervish
11-11-2010, 12:18 PM
I will bet you RM1 that if you give me RM2, I will give you RM3 in return. Do you think it is wise to take on this bet?

Jeyanthy
11-11-2010, 03:16 PM
I will bet you RM1 that if you give me RM2, I will give you RM3 in return. Do you think it is wise to take on this bet?


If you give RM2
a) he may give RM3 --> he must also give RM1 for the bet, so net you make is RM2
b) he may give nothing --> you have to give RM1, so you loose a total of RM3


It's a small amount to loose or make, take the bet for the fun of it....

Dervish
11-11-2010, 06:07 PM
hmmm ~~~ no other advice?

Jeyanthy
11-11-2010, 09:31 PM
hmmm ~~~ no other advice?

Chances are he will not give anything, so you will loose RM3, hence it's not wise to take the bet.

umadavid
11-11-2010, 09:38 PM
How is this scenario:
Since the bet is only RM1, you will gain RM1 if he takes up the offer. He gives you RM2, you pay him RM1 for the bet and pocket the other RM1. Since you only bet him RM1, he cannot demand that you pay him RM3.

Dervish
12-11-2010, 09:43 AM
Thanks for the advice. I was trying to figure out the answer myself. I thought maybe brainstorming it will help me understand the options better. It did not. ;)

Here's the published answer:-

No. This is a situation where you lose even if you win. Assuming the other person is being wise, they would take your RM2 and say, "I lose", and give you RM1 in return. You win the bet, but you're out RM1.

Jeyanthy
12-11-2010, 09:57 AM
Ms. Yellow, Ms. Purple and Ms. Turquoise, were chatting in a lounge. One lady was wearing a purple saree; one a yellow saree; and the other a Turquoise saree. "Have you noticed," said the lady the turquoise saree, "that although our saree have colors corresponding to our names, not one of us is wearing a saree that matches our own names?" Ms. Purple looked at the other two and said, "You're absolutely correct."

What color saree is each lady wearing?

Jeyanthy
12-11-2010, 11:42 AM
Thanks for the advice. I was trying to figure out the answer myself. I thought maybe brainstorming it will help me understand the options better. It did not. ;)

Here's the published answer:-

No. This is a situation where you lose even if you win. Assuming the other person is being wise, they would take your RM2 and say, "I lose", and give you RM1 in return. You win the bet, but you're out RM1.

Now I see :D
"I will bet you RM1 that if you give me RM2, I will give you RM3 in return. Do you think it is wise to take on this bet? "

The options are whether "I will give you RM3 in return or not"

Option 1:
If I don't give you RM3, You get -RM2(your original money) + RM1 (you win) = -RM1 (So you loose one RM1) although you actually win the bet

Option 2:
If I give RM3, You get -RM2 (your original money) + RM3 - RM1 (you loose) = 0 (you loose the bet but no money is lost)

Dervish
12-11-2010, 11:52 AM
Now I see :D
"I will bet you RM1 that if you give me RM2, I will give you RM3 in return. Do you think it is wise to take on this bet? "

The options are whether "I will give you RM3 in return or not"

Option 1:
If I don't give you RM3, You get -RM2(your original money) + RM1 (you win) = -RM1 (So you loose one RM1) although you actually win the bet

Option 2:
If I give RM3, You get -RM2 (your original money) + RM3 - RM1 (you loose) = 0 (you loose the bet but no money is lost)
Thanks, sista ~~~ Your explanation made this crystal clear. ~~~*VP stops scratching head* ~~~ :D

Dervish
12-11-2010, 11:55 AM
Ms. Yellow, Ms. Purple and Ms. Turquoise, were chatting in a lounge. One lady was wearing a purple saree; one a yellow saree; and the other a Turquoise saree. "Have you noticed," said the lady the turquoise saree, "that although our saree have colors corresponding to our names, not one of us is wearing a saree that matches our own names?" Ms. Purple looked at the other two and said, "You're absolutely correct."

What color saree is each lady wearing?
Oh me, oh my ~~~ Another one of my favourites. ~~~ *rubs hand in glee* ~~~ I gotta go out in about ten minutes so you guys have fun. I'll tackle this when I return.

Where the heck did you and Birdy get all these nice matching puzzles? I'm lousy at them but God, do I love them! ~~~ Thanks, Jeyanthy BTW. ;)

Dervish
12-11-2010, 02:33 PM
There are only 2 likely ladies in the turquoise saree (Y or P)
P, who agreed with the turquoise saree lady, therefore can't be wearing turquoise. Therefore Y should be the turquoise lady.
If Y is the turquoise lady, then P must be the yellow lady.
That leaves T who had to be the Purple lady.
~~~ Process of elimination.

My guess is:
Y = Turquoise saree
P = Yellow Saree
T = Purple Saree

Jeyanthy
12-11-2010, 08:47 PM
There are only 2 likely ladies in the turquoise saree (Y or P)
P, who agreed with the turquoise saree lady, therefore can't be wearing turquoise. Therefore Y should be the turquoise lady.
If Y is the turquoise lady, then P must be the yellow lady.
That leaves T who had to be the Purple lady.
~~~ Process of elimination.

My guess is:
Y = Turquoise saree
P = Yellow Saree
T = Purple Saree



Excellent Venuspop!
http://i801.photobucket.com/albums/yy295/venuspoper/puzzle/correct.jpg
Too easy for you, I guess. Sorry I was late. Busy with Prefects nite...:)

Jeyanthy
13-11-2010, 09:19 AM
There are 5 cottages in 5 different colours. In each cottage lives a person of a different nationality. The 5 owners drink a certain type of beverage, smoke a certain brand of cigarette, and keep a certain animal. Using the clues below can you determine who owns the fish?

The Malaysian drinks orange juice.
The Singaporean keeps mice.
The Indonesian lives in a orange cottage.
The owner of the yellow cottage smokes Gold Flake.
The person who smokes King's rears cockatoos.
The maroon cottage owner drinks lime juice.
The maroon cottage is on the immediate left of the white cottage.
The Filipino lives in the first cottage.
The man living in the cottage right in the middle drinks milk.
The man who smokes Quest lives next door to the one who keeps snakes.
The man who keeps ponies lives next door to the man who smokes Gold Flake.
The owner who smokes grey Master drinks mango lassi.
The Thai smokes Regal.
The Philippino lives next to the grey cottage.
The man who smokes Quest has a neighbour who drinks water.

Dervish
13-11-2010, 10:35 AM
Wow, Jeyanthy ~~~ Thanks for this old classic. The 'original' puzzle BTW was my very first 'matching puzzle' and I tackled it, let's see ~~~ when I was still in my primary school, either Primary 5 or 6. It was tough back then but it's such a good workout. When you finally get the answer, it gives you such a sense of achievement.

So this time, I'll let the others try. Those who haven't tried this sort of puzzle before should begin with this one.

BTW, what's this type of puzzles called?

kwchang
13-11-2010, 10:49 AM
... what's this type of puzzles called?
I do not know about these types of puzzle but in our Google age, if you know the name of the puzzle, you can find the source and solutions ... so you want to tell the others the name of this type of puzzles? I think better not ... ;)

Jeyanthy
13-11-2010, 11:16 AM
I do not know about these types of puzzle but in our Google age, if you know the name of the puzzle, you can find the source and solutions ... so you want to tell the others the name of this type of puzzles? I think better not ... ;)

That's why I have taken pains to change the nouns and sometimes the logic in the last few puzzles I posted (lets call it that for now) so no one can cheat... :D :D

Jeyanthy
14-11-2010, 10:17 PM
Ok easy one....while I wait for someone to post the answers for my last puzzle.

Lisa has 9 kids, half of them are girls. How is this be possible?

birdy
15-11-2010, 08:08 AM
Lisa has 9 kids, half of them are girls. How is this be possible?
Why not ... Lisa's kids are all girls :D

Dervish
15-11-2010, 08:42 AM
Why not ... Lisa's kids are all girls :D
:D ~~~ Good one.

Jeyanthy
15-11-2010, 09:00 AM
Why not ... Lisa's kids are all girls :D



Smart Thinking, Venuspop!
http://i801.photobucket.com/albums/yy295/venuspoper/puzzle/correct.jpg
Maybe you should just solve my earlier puzzle as well... Most people don't have the time to think so looong....:D :D :D

Dervish
15-11-2010, 09:02 AM
My dear Jeyanthy. :D:D ~~~ I'm afraid there's been a dreadful mistake. I didn't solve your puzzle. Birdy did. ~~~~ Wake Up!!! ;) :D

So for the record,



Smart Thinking, Birdy!
http://i801.photobucket.com/albums/yy295/venuspoper/puzzle/correct.jpg

Dervish
15-11-2010, 09:17 AM
There are 5 cottages in 5 different colours. In each cottage lives a person of a different nationality. The 5 owners drink a certain type of beverage, smoke a certain brand of cigarette, and keep a certain animal. Using the clues below can you determine who owns the fish?

The Malaysian drinks orange juice.
The Singaporean keeps mice.
The Indonesian lives in a orange cottage.
The owner of the yellow cottage smokes Gold Flake.
The person who smokes King's rears cockatoos.
The maroon cottage owner drinks lime juice.
The maroon cottage is on the immediate left of the white cottage.
The Filipino lives in the first cottage.
The man living in the cottage right in the middle drinks milk.
The man who smokes Quest lives next door to the one who keeps snakes.
The man who keeps ponies lives next door to the man who smokes Gold Flake.
The owner who smokes grey Master drinks mango lassi.
The Thai smokes Regal.
The Philippino lives next to the grey cottage.
The man who smokes Quest has a neighbour who drinks water.

If there is no taker for this puzzle, I shall post my "attempt" by day's end. Folks ~~~ do give this puzzle a try. It is tedious, yes ~~~ but not difficult.

birdy
15-11-2010, 09:32 AM
If there is no taker for this puzzle, I shall post my "attempt" by day's end. Folks ~~~ do give this puzzle a try. It is tedious, yes ~~~ but not difficult.
Sorry lar.. no time to think such complex question - a quick one can attempt. :-)

Jeyanthy
15-11-2010, 10:19 AM
My dear Jeyanthy. :D:D ~~~ I'm afraid there's been a dreadful mistake. I didn't solve your puzzle. Birdy did. ~~~~ Wake Up!!! ;) :D

So for the record,



Smart Thinking, Birdy!
http://i801.photobucket.com/albums/yy295/venuspoper/puzzle/correct.jpg


Aiyo, so sorry, I was reading without my specs again :o :o

lly
15-11-2010, 12:39 PM
yellow cottage+Filipino+Gold Flake+snake+water
grey cottage+Msian+quest+ponies+orange juice
orange cottage+Indon+Kings+cockatoos+milk
Maroon cottage+Thai+regal+FISH+lime juice
White cottage+Singapr+grey master+mice+mango

Jeyanthy
15-11-2010, 01:01 PM
yellow cottage+Filipino+Gold Flake+snake+water
grey cottage+Msian+quest+ponies+orange juice
orange cottage+Indon+Kings+cockatoos+milk
Maroon cottage+Thai+regal+FISH+lime juice
White cottage+Singapr+grey master+mice+mango



And we have a winner! Excellent Ily
http://i801.photobucket.com/albums/yy295/venuspoper/puzzle/correct.jpg

Dervish
15-11-2010, 01:18 PM
Jeyanthy ~~~ Now that the puzzle is solved, would you happen to know what this class of puzzles are called?

For lack of a proper name, I'd been calling this and all similar types "The Norwegian Puzzle" all these years.

Jeyanthy
15-11-2010, 03:11 PM
Jeyanthy ~~~ Now that the puzzle is solved, would you happen to know what this class of puzzles are called?

For lack of a proper name, I'd been calling this and all similar types "The Norwegian Puzzle" all these years.

I really don't know..... I found them in a bunch of riddles...... :D :D

Dervish
15-11-2010, 04:59 PM
The day is hot and overcast. When Edmund Blackadder came out of his house, Clouseau was waiting on the lawn. Edmund was wearing a pair of blue shorts and a wrist watch with leather straps. Clouseau said, "About two hours ago, the 'Purple Cow Arcade' was robbed. Apparently, the robber's description fits you" Edmund laughed as he laid back on the hood of his pickup truck. "I just returned in this truck from Sweet Cove just ten minutes ago. That is over 600 km away and you know it. You can call the friend I was visiting if you like. She'll verify my story." Clouseau looked at his watch and said, "It's 4 pm now. What time did you leave Sweet Cove?" Edmund checked his watch and replied, "I guess it must have been about 7 am."
"You're obviously lying," accused Clouseau. Why?

lly
15-11-2010, 05:23 PM
If he had driven so far on a hot day, the car hood would be too hot to lie on.

Dervish
15-11-2010, 05:28 PM
If he had driven so far on a hot day, the car hood would be too hot to lie on.


http://i801.photobucket.com/albums/yy295/venuspoper/puzzle/correct.jpg
Sharp, lly ~~~ Sharp! :D

Jeyanthy
15-11-2010, 05:37 PM
Ram wanted to marry the king's daughter, Sita. The king didn't like the idea of his daughter marrying a pauper, but he wanted to appear fair in front of his subjects. The king said that he would put two pieces of paper into a box, one reading "OFF WITH HIS HEAD" and the other reading "TO BE WED".

Later that day, the pauper overheard the king saying that both pieces of paper would read "OFF WITH HIS HEAD", thus ensuring that the pauper would be out of his way for good.

The pauper remained undaunted and, as arranged, arrived at the king's court where a large crowd gathered for the big event. The pauper then did something that assured him the hand of the king's daughter. What did he do?

kwchang
16-11-2010, 12:33 AM
Simple la, the guy took one piece of paper out of the box and destroyed it (ate it maybe, but I always wonder how people "eat" paper :D ). Then he apologises ... the only way is to look at the other piece which is still in the box - since it is written to cut off his head, the first sheet (which he picked) should be to let him live. checkmate to the King ;) :)

Jeyanthy
16-11-2010, 07:20 AM
Simple la, the guy took one piece of paper out of the box and destroyed it (ate it maybe, but I always wonder how people "eat" paper :D ). Then he apologises ... the only way is to look at the other piece which is still in the box - since it is written to cut off his head, the first sheet (which he picked) should be to let him live. checkmate to the King ;) :)



http://i801.photobucket.com/albums/yy295/venuspoper/puzzle/correct.jpg
Eat it !!- :eek: :eek: :eek: Good one Mr Chang!:D
He burnt the paper, dear. He then asked the king to show him the other piece of paper which, of course, said "OFF WITH HIS HEAD". The king, not wishing to appear fraudulent in front of his subjects, granted that the piece of paper the pauper had picked must have said "TO BE WED"

Dervish
16-11-2010, 04:31 PM
Old Black Joe is about to die so he summons his three wives and told them he will leave them his horses. To Sarah, his first wife, he leaves half of his horses. Esther gets one third and Hannah one ninth. After he died, his three wives discovered that there were only 17 horses. They did not want to kill or sell any but could not think of a way to divide the horses in accordance to the will. Just then, Wyatt Earp came riding along on his black horse and listened to their story. He thought of a way to divide the horses according to Old Black Joe's wish. How?

Jeyanthy
16-11-2010, 05:28 PM
Old Black Joe is about to die so he summons his three wives and told them he will leave them his horses. To Sarah, his first wife, he leaves half of his horses. Esther gets one third and Hannah one ninth. After he died, his three wives discovered that there were only 17 horses. They did not want to kill or sell any but could not think of a way to divide the horses in accordance to the will. Just then, Wyatt Earp came riding along on his black horse and listened to their story. He thought of a way to divide the horses according to Old Black Joe's wish. How?

Total of half, one third and one ninth does not equal to one. So there is some fraction left.

He gives his horse to the wives and says whatever horses left will be his.

So the first wife get half of 18 = 9 horses

The second wife gets one third of 9 = 3 horses

The third wife gets one ninth of 9 = 1 horse

Remainder horses 18 - (9+3+1) = 5 horses which now belongs to Wyatt Earp.

Dervish
16-11-2010, 05:38 PM
Total of half, one third and one ninth does not equal to one. So there is some fraction left.

He gives his horse to the wives and says whatever horses left will be his.

So the first wife get half of 18 = 9 horses

The second wife gets one third of 9 = 3 horses

The third wife gets one ninth of 9 = 1 horse

Remainder horses 18 - (9+3+1) = 5 horses which now belongs to Wyatt Earp.
sorry, incorrect. ;)

kwchang
16-11-2010, 06:19 PM
Just a small math error in the first solution

So, quickly -

Wyatt gives his horse to the wives to make it 18

So the first wife get half of 18 = 9 horses
The second wife gets one third of 18 = 6 horses
The third wife gets one ninth of 18 = 2 horses

That is 9+6+2=17

Wyatt takes back his horse and they all lived happily ever after ! :D

Dervish
16-11-2010, 07:58 PM
Just a small math error in the first solution

So, quickly -

Wyatt gives his horse to the wives to make it 18

So the first wife get half of 18 = 9 horses
The second wife gets one third of 18 = 6 horses
The third wife gets one ninth of 18 = 2 horses

That is 9+6+2=17

Wyatt takes back his horse and they all lived happily ever after ! :D


http://i801.photobucket.com/albums/yy295/venuspoper/puzzle/correct.jpg

Dervish
17-11-2010, 03:56 PM
Arnold is working out with weights again. This time, he put a 25 pound weight on each end of the bar, a 10 pound weight on each end, and then three two pound weights on each end. Next, he lifted the bar over his head. How much did Arnold lift all together?

Jeyanthy
17-11-2010, 11:29 PM
Arnold is working out with weights again. This time, he put a 25 pound weight on each end of the bar, a 10 pound weight on each end, and then three two pound weights on each end. Next, he lifted the bar over his head. How much did Arnold lift all together?

82 pounds... nay.. can't be so easy...but can't think of anything else.... :D

Dervish
18-11-2010, 09:10 AM
82 pounds... nay.. can't be so easy...but can't think of anything else.... :D


http://i801.photobucket.com/albums/yy295/venuspoper/puzzle/correct.jpg
:D :D This is not classified NW
and there are problems which CAN be solved. :D

Dervish
18-11-2010, 10:35 AM
Edmund Blackadder, the editor of "USJ Today", returned to his office to find Clouseau waiting for him. "Your co-editor, Murphy Brown, was found dead in the parking lot," said Clouseau. "Her handbag has been rifled and all that's left behind is her business card." "Oh no!" cried Edmund. "It must be those foreigners I saw hanging around in the parking lot this morning." Just then, Clouseau noticed a private message on Edmund's computer screen. It read: Dear Edmund, I know we had plans to work on our "Save Subang Ria Report" at 1:00 pm and I apologize for any inconveniance my temporary absence will cause. I had to return to the restarant immedietely since I forgot to pay my tab. Signed, M. Brown. "This wasn't a chance mugging," said Clouseau, "this was pre-meditated murder!" Why did Clouseau make this statement?

Dervish
19-11-2010, 12:29 PM
Edmund Blackadder, the editor of "USJ Today", returned to his office to find Clouseau waiting for him. "Your co-editor, Murphy Brown, was found dead in the parking lot," said Clouseau. "Her handbag has been rifled and all that's left behind is her business card." "Oh no!" cried Edmund. "It must be those foreigners I saw hanging around in the parking lot this morning." Just then, Clouseau noticed a private message on Edmund's computer screen. It read: Dear Edmund, I know we had plans to work on our "Save Subang Ria Report" at 1:00 pm and I apologize for any inconveniance my temporary absence will cause. I had to return to the restarant immedietely since I forgot to pay my tab. Signed, M. Brown. "This wasn't a chance mugging," said Clouseau, "this was pre-meditated murder!" Why did Clouseau make this statement?
Lelong ! ~~~ Lelong ! ~~~ How come no taker for this puzzle? :D

xinrong
19-11-2010, 01:06 PM
i've read it so many times but cannot figure out anything....my brain is on holiday already...sorry...

Dervish
19-11-2010, 02:17 PM
i've read it so many times but cannot figure out anything....my brain is on holiday already...sorry...
Clue: Read the Message

Dervish
20-11-2010, 09:02 AM
Edmund Blackadder, the editor of "USJ Today", returned to his office to find Clouseau waiting for him. "Your co-editor, Murphy Brown, was found dead in the parking lot," said Clouseau. "Her handbag has been rifled and all that's left behind is her business card." "Oh no!" cried Edmund. "It must be those foreigners I saw hanging around in the parking lot this morning." Just then, Clouseau noticed a private message on Edmund's computer screen. It read: Dear Edmund, I know we had plans to work on our "Save Subang Ria Report" at 1:00 pm and I apologize for any inconveniance my temporary absence will cause. I had to return to the restarant immedietely since I forgot to pay my tab. Signed, M. Brown. "This wasn't a chance mugging," said Clouseau, "this was pre-meditated murder!" Why did Clouseau make this statement?
Puzzle still unsolved. ~~~ Anyone?

xinrong
21-11-2010, 10:39 PM
Finally!...I think I know. the message was not typed by M Brown as she couldn't have made such gross spelling errors in her message to EB. She IS his co-editor! It must be the murderer who typed it.....Betul ka? :p :p

Jeyanthy
21-11-2010, 10:55 PM
Finally!...I think I know. the message was not typed by M Brown as she couldn't have made such gross spelling errors in her message to EB. She IS his co-editor! It must be the murderer who typed it.....Betul ka? :p :p
The murderer seemed to know about the meeting as well. So it could have been planned by Edmund himself :eek: Plus, Edmund should have been in the office if the meeting was to take place then....

Dervish
22-11-2010, 10:15 AM
Finally!...I think I know. the message was not typed by M Brown as she couldn't have made such gross spelling errors in her message to EB. She IS his co-editor! It must be the murderer who typed it.....Betul ka? :p :p


http://i801.photobucket.com/albums/yy295/venuspoper/puzzle/correct.jpg
See, XR? Wasn't difficult, right?
Folks are usually intimidated by long-worded
puzzles. The answer is usually embedded inside. :D

Dervish
22-11-2010, 10:17 AM
The murderer seemed to know about the meeting as well. So it could have been planned by Edmund himself :eek: Plus, Edmund should have been in the office if the meeting was to take place then....


http://i801.photobucket.com/albums/yy295/venuspoper/puzzle/correct.jpg
Agree. Edmund could be the murderer.

Dervish
22-11-2010, 01:04 PM
Clouseau received a call from USJ university women's residence, regarding a suspected prowler. The Assistant Head accompanied him as he inspected every room in the residence. At the end of his inspection, Clouseau surmised that the subject was probably on the 5th floor and quite likely a friend of the girl in 5C. Several minutes later, another officer found the intruder and confirmed Clouseau's suspicion. What clue led Clouseau to suspect the intruder to likely be a guest on the 5th floor?

Jeyanthy
22-11-2010, 01:09 PM
He saw male shoe prints outside room 5C???

Dervish
22-11-2010, 01:11 PM
He saw male shoe prints outside room 5C???
sorry, incorrect. ;)

fonzie
22-11-2010, 03:12 PM
The Assistant Head's footprints. She was on her inspection rounds. The girls thought there was a prowler....

Jeyanthy
22-11-2010, 03:13 PM
He found something that can only belong to a guy in room 5C. Since there was no forced entry into the room, the guy was probably a friend of the girl in that room.

Dervish
22-11-2010, 03:14 PM
The Assistant Head's footprints. She was on her inspection rounds. The girls thought there was a prowler....
Sorry, incorrect. ~~~ Forget footprints

Dervish
22-11-2010, 03:29 PM
He found something that can only belong to a guy in room 5C. Since there was no forced entry into the room, the guy was probably a friend of the girl in that room.
Sorry I missed this post. Incorrect, BTW.

Clue: If you share your house with any man, this habit of theirs may irritate you.

Jeyanthy
22-11-2010, 03:34 PM
Cigarette buds was found in room 5C......

Dervish
22-11-2010, 03:35 PM
Cigarette buds was found in room 5C......
sorry, incorrect ;)

lly
22-11-2010, 03:36 PM
Sorry I missed this post. Incorrect, BTW.

Clue: If you share your house with any man, this habit of theirs may irritate you.
Leaving the toilet seat up?

Jeyanthy
22-11-2010, 03:37 PM
Drops of urine on the floor near toilet bowl...... :eek:

Totoro2010
22-11-2010, 03:43 PM
No people is in the USJ university women's residence (maybe it is a holiday) except the girl in 5C

Dervish
22-11-2010, 04:03 PM
Drops of urine on the floor near toilet bowl...... :eek:
sorry, incorrect

Dervish
22-11-2010, 04:03 PM
No people is in the USJ university women's residence (maybe it is a holiday) except the girl in 5C
sorry, incorrect ;)

Dervish
22-11-2010, 04:04 PM
Leaving the toilet seat up?


http://i801.photobucket.com/albums/yy295/venuspoper/puzzle/correct.jpg
This is an unlikely state in a
women's residence. A prowler
would not stop to use the washroom,
but an invited guest (Boyfriend) would.

Dervish
22-11-2010, 04:22 PM
One of those grammatical questions my English teacher used to ask: -


An egg yolk _________ IS / ARE white?

Fill in the blank with the correct option.

Jeyanthy
22-11-2010, 04:23 PM
One of those grammatical questions my English teacher used to ask: -


An egg yolk _________ IS / ARE white?

Fill in the blank with the correct option.

An egg yolk is yellow...

Dervish
22-11-2010, 04:25 PM
An egg yolk is yellow...


http://i801.photobucket.com/albums/yy295/venuspoper/puzzle/correct.jpg
Spoil Sport!! ~~~ :D:D:D

Jeyanthy
22-11-2010, 04:34 PM
Krishna, is accused of stealing the king's most precious gem, and is sentenced to death. He is allowed to make a final statement, after which he will be shot if the statement is false or will be hung if the statement is true. Krishna makes his final statement and is released. What could Krishna have said?