#### There was a man who was born before his father, killed his mother, and married his sister. Yet, there was nothing wrong with what he had done. Why?

**Answer: ** His father was in front of him when he was born, therefore he was born before him. His mother died while giving birth to him. Finally, he grew up to be a minister and married his sister at her ceremony.

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#### Carl is trying to find solutions to a geometric puzzle. He has a square plot of land that he needs to reserve 1/4 for himself and divide the remaining 3/4 equally and in similar shape, among his 4 children. There are two possible solutions. Can you solve the puzzle?

**Answer: ** Solution #1 - Squares
First, Carl divides his as to reserve to himself one-fourth in the form of a square.
Then, Carl takes the remaining 3/4 shape and scales it down by 1/4. He then, multiplies the shape into 4 identically shaped pieces, and aranges them so that they fit into the original 3/4 shape.
Solution #2 - Rectangles
First, create a triangle that is 1/4 the size of the square.
Now, with straight lines, create two squares.
Proceed to disect the two squares with horizontal lines creating 4 triangles.
Then, disect one of the resultuing triangles from each square. The shape of land for each of his four children is divided evenly and is the same shape.

**Solution: **

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Solution #1 – Squares

First, Carl divides his as to reserve to himself one-fourth in the form of a square.
Then, Carl takes the remaining 3/4 shape and scales it down by 1/4. He then, multiplies the shape into 4 identically shaped pieces, and aranges them so that they fit into the original 3/4 shape.

Solution #2 – Rectangles

First, create a triangle that is 1/4 the size of the square.

Now, with straight lines, create two squares.

Proceed to disect the two squares with horizontal lines creating 4 triangles.

Then, disect one of the resultuing triangles from each square. The shape of land for each of his four children is divided evenly and is the same shape.

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First, Carl divides his as to reserve to himself one-fourth in the form of a square.

Then, Carl takes the remaining 3/4 shape and scales it down by 1/4. He then, multiplies the shape into 4 identically shaped pieces, and aranges them so that they fit into the original 3/4 shape.

Solution #2 – Rectangles

First, create a triangle that is 1/4 the size of the square.

Now, with straight lines, create two squares.

Proceed to disect the two squares with horizontal lines creating 4 triangles.

Then, disect one of the resultuing triangles from each square. The shape of land for each of his four children is divided evenly and is the same shape.

#### Dead on the field lie ten soldiers in white, felled by three eyes, black as night. What happened?

**Answer: ** A strike was thrown in 10 pin bowling.

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