#### The distance from the Earth to the Sun is about 100 million miles. The speed of light is 186,000 miles per second, and light takes eight minutes to reach the Earth from the Sun. Let’s say the Sun rose at 6am this morning, and that by some freak of physics the speed of light is suddenly doubled to 372,000 miles a second. What time will the Sun rise tomorrow?

**Answer: ** 6am again. After all, what diffrence does the speed of light make to the answer? It's irrelevant- only the speed of the roation of the Earth matters here.

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#### A great banquet was prepared for a Roman emperor and his courtiers. 22 Dormice, 40 Larks’ Tongues, 30 Flamingos and 40 Roast Parrots were served. How many portions of Boiled Ostrich were served?

**Answer: ** 42. Each vowel is worth 2 and each consonant 4, so Dormice gives 22, ect.

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#### If it takes 5 microwaves 5 minutes to cook 5 chickens, how long does it take 100 microwaves to cook 100 chickens?

**Answer: ** 5 minutes. We can assume that one chicken is placed in each microwave and that each chicken takes 5 minutes to cook.

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