VOL. #7 March 29, 2000
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Is this a Polar Bear or a Seal?
Puzzle Game of the Week
No Win Tic Tac Toe ....Play all day and never win?
LATERAL THINKING PUZZLE
In a factory in Buckinghamshire, England, in the nineteenth century, a bungling employee ruined an entire batch of the factory output. However, his employer was very pleased. Why?
Q: Did the employee save the company from disaster or major cost?
Q: Was the employee rewared or punished?
Q: Was it an accident?
Q: Was the ruined output somehow more valuable?
Q: What sort of products did the factory produce?
Solution at bottom!
DO YOU KNOW???
1. Where in Brooklyn did the Kramdens and the Nortons live?
2. In the 1956 movie of the same name, what was the Forbidden Planet?
3. What was Elvis Presley's first number one hit?
4. Where did the Chipmunks in the Chipmunks' "Christmas Song" get their names?
5. Where did Chubby Checker get his name?
Solution's at bottom!
THE AFTER-SCHOOL PROGRAM
by Evelyn B. Rosenthal
There are four groups in an after-school program that meets Mondays through Thursdays. Each group spends one period at painting, ceramics, nature study, or drama, and a second period at gym, swimming, or dancing. Except for gym, no two groups have any activity at the same time, and again, except for gym - each group has each activity no more than once during the four days. George, Sally, and two other children are in different groups. From the following clues, can you find each child's full name and activities on each day?
1. The two boys do not have gym on the same days.
2. May has painting and swimming on the day the Clarke boy has dance.
3. At least one child has painting later in the week than the Dunn child.
4. The Abbot boy has dance on Thursday, and the Burns girl has dance on Wednesday.
5. John has swimming on the same day as the Dunn child has dance.
6. Every child has gym on two nonconsecutive days, and art - either painting or ceramics - on two other nonconsecutive days.
7. May has drama earlier in the week than at least one of the others.
8. The Dunn child has painting on the same day the Abbot child has ceramics and nature study on the same day as the Burns child has ceramics.
Solution at bottom!
The two interlettered lines below contain names in the first line, and places in the second, relating to World War I and World War II.
P F C E O H R C U S H H R C I H N I L G L
B E Y A L P S A R T L E O A M S G E N I E N
2. A group of youngsters found a large sum of money on the street and took it to the police. The grateful owner gave each of them a reward. If there had been two more youngsters in the group, they each would have received $1.00 less, with $2.00 left over to be divided into cents. If there had been double the number, each would have received exactly $2.50 less. If there had been three fewer of them, each one would have received $2.00 more and there would have been $1.00 left to split into pennies. This way, each received an exact sum in dollars, with no cents left over. How many youngsters and how large a reward for each?
3. Divide 110 into two parts so that one will be 150 percent of the other. What are the 2 numbers?
Solution at bottom!
Lateral Thinking....The employee discovered an important new product. He left out a primary ingredient in the batch of paper he was making. He was thus responsible for accidentally producing the first blotting paper.
Do You Know?......
1. They lived at 328 Chauncey Street in the Bensonhurst section ofBrooklyn (although the real Chauncey Street is located in Bushwick, Brooklyn).
2. It was called Altair IV.
3."Heartbreak Hotel" in February 1956. For 16 months following, he had a record-sometimes two-on the nation's Top 10 list.
4. Songwriter and performer David Seville chose the names for the "stars" of his 1958 hit record. Simon and Alvin were named for two executives at Liberty Records-Simon Waronker and Al Bennett. Theodore was named for Ted Keep, the recording engineer.
5. Born Ernest Evans, Checker chose his stage name as an homage to Fats Domino.
|John Abbot||nature study, gym||ceramics, swimming||drama, gym||painting, dancing|
|May Burns||painting, swimming||drama, gym||ceramics, dancing||nature study, gym|
|George Clarke||ceramics, dancing||nature study, gym||painting, swimming||drama, gym|
|Sally Dunn||drama, gym||painting, dancing||nature study, gym||ceramics, swimming|
1. PERSHING, FOCH, and CHURCHILL;
BASTOGNE, YPRES, and EL ALAMEIN
2. There are ten youngsters, each received $5.00, and this puzzle contains a great deal of extraneous information.
3. Sixty-six and forty-four.
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