VOL. #6 March 22, 2000
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Take a look, Are they up or down stairs?
Puzzle Game of the Week
3 Card Monty
LATERAL THINKING PUZZLE
Pat went into a luggage shop to buy a suitcase. The assistant said, "It is most unusual to buy a suitcase. Why don't you rent one like all our other customers?" Why should this be so?
Q: Was the shop a rental-only shop?
Q: Did most customers at this shop choose to rent their suitcases rather than
Q: Did this have anything to do with price, or insurance, or choice of style?
Q: Did people rent because of convenience?
Q: Was Pat in the United States?
Solution at bottom!
DO YOU KNOW???
1. Who built the first modern computer?
2. Who invented the air conditioner?
3. How does a fan cool a room?
4. What was the first instant coffee?
5. When was color television invented?
Solution's at bottom!
by W. Lee Moss
The Mendezes have seven children, all of whom like working in the family vegetable garden. This past Sunday through Saturday, all nine family members took part in planting this year's nine crops; each planted one crop; every day found at least one Mendez working his or her selected plot of ground. From the diagram provided and the clues, find each child's age and crop of choice, Mom and Dad's crop of choice, the day of the week each family member exercised the Mendez "green thumb" and the plot of ground where each crop will grow.
1. The oldest Mendez child planted the carrots in plot #6 two days before Anita planted the turnips; these two and their brothers and sisters are all of different ages; all seven children were born two years apart.
2. No two children worked a plot on the same day of the week; Mom worked the same day as the 19-year-old girl did and Dad worked the same day of the week as Ramona.
3. Gabriela's plot is between the cauliflower and the plot worked on Wednesday; the peas are between Carmen's plot and Dad's plot; none of these six different plots was planted by Mom.
4. The four corner plots are: the two plots planted on Tuesday, the one planted by the 7-year-old girl, and the radish plot; none of these is Mom's plot.
5. The girl who planted on Monday is six years older than Juan; the boy who planted on Sunday is two years older than the girl who planted on Thursday (Note: There are four different persons mentioned in this clue).
6. These three planted on consecutive days, in this order: Raphael, the one who planted the asparagus and Jose.
7. Julio's plot is adjacent to the eggplant; he planted three days after the l1-yearold did and four days after Rosita did.
8. Both the squash (which was planted by the 9-year-old) and the bean crop (which is not adjacent to the cauliflower) are adjacent to Mom's plot and both are on plots the numbers of which are higher than the number of the eggplant plot.
9. The child who planted the beans is younger than the child who planted the peas.
Solution at bottom!
INSULTS & BOASTS
Judges are men who wear robes to hide their tails.
Judges are usually under oath---mine.
Criminal Court---A court over which a judge presides.
Judges are men who rule on whether or not they like a law when considering its constitutionality.
He indulges in trial and error behavior in his courtroom.
It's not impossible to get justice from him. Offer him a bribe.
He will not let anything stand in the way of his doing what he thinks is right---not even justice.
If you want girls to love you introduce them to me. You will never have seen such gratitude.
I'm not ashamed that girls don't fall in love with me. It's no disgrace to me, only to them.
Girls don't ordinarily like chapped lips. But they do when I'm the chap.
Marriage is a system for reserving women until I can get around to them.
I'm a capital man. I draw a lot of girls' interest.
Since I can't find a girl good enough for me I guess I'll just have to settle for the best. How about a date?
There are approximately 2 billion women in the world. I have decided you are the only one good enough for me.
I'd marry you even though you aren't good enough for me because you're too good for any other man.
1. One word among the following is the odd man out. Which one, and why?
CORSET COSTER SECTOR
The name of a country is hidden in each of the following sentences. Find the country.
If you are adventurous, you want a fast boat, but if you just want to be out on the water, a sloop or tug alike will do.
He lost the rally because he got lost on the way, not seeing a semihidden marker.
He opened the window, and, with a loud buzz, air entered the room along with a wasp!
3. Sallie Lou likes sequoia trees but not evergreens. She doesn't want either disease, but she'd rather have pneumonia than influenza. She jokes facetiously but not humorously. Does Sallie Lou shop stingily or abstemiously?
4. Grandpa was feeling generous, so he gave a total of $100 to his five grandchildren. Starting with the youngest, each got $2.00 more than the next younger one. In other words, the youngest got one sum, the next got $2.00 more, and so on. How much did the youngest grandchild get?
BRAIN TEASER CONTEST #14
Full rules and details can be found at.....
*Send solution to firstname.lastname@example.org
Paris starts with the letter "p" and ends with an "e" Is this true?
See the winners list and solutions can be found at...
Lateral Thinking....Pat was a Westerner in Tokyo. Houses there are small and, in order to save space, people tend to rent any large item which they might use only occasionally. Most Japanese rent the suitcases they take on holiday.
Do You Know?......
1. In 1942, the theoretical physicist John V. Atanasoff and his assistant Clifford Berry built the first computer that successfiilly used vacuum tubes to do mathematical calculations. The machine was called the Atanasoff Berry Computer, or ABC.
2. New Yorker Willis Carrier became interested in ventilation systems while he was still an engineering stu dent at Cornell at the turn of the century. Shortly after his graduation, he developed his first air-cooling system for a Brooklyn printer and lithographer. The first air-conditioned movie house opened in Chicago in 1919. By the end of the 1920s, many stores and offices were air-conditioned too.
3.Unlike an air conditioner, it does not cool the air. It actually increases the air temperature because of the heat released by the motor. What makes the room seem cooler is increased air circulation over the skin, which speeds evaporation of moisture.
4. Nescafe, developed by the Nestle Company and introduced in Switzerland in 1938. It had taken eight years to develop.
5. Scottish engineer John Baird built a working color television in 1928. But it was Hungarian-American inventor Peter Carl Goldinark who, in 1940, developed the first color-television system.
#1: Dad Jose, eggplant, Tuesday
#2: Julio, 9, squash, Friday
#3: Ramona, 11, cauliflower, Tuesday
#4: Raphael, 17, peas, Sunday
#5: Mom Rosita, asparagus, Monday
#6: Gabriela, 19, carrots, Monday
#7: Carmen, 15, radishes, Thursday
#8: Juan, 13, beans, Saturday
#9: Anita, 7, turnips, Wednesday
1. COURTS, because all the others are anagrams of each other.
2. Portugal, Denmark, and Zaire
3. Abstemiously; Sallie Lou likes to have all five vowels in her words.
Brain Teaser Contest Number 14......
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