#### I’m tall when I’m young and I’m short when I’m old. What am I?

**Answer: **Candle or Soap or Pencil

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#### Four members of a band are walking to a night concert. They decide to take a shortcut, but must cross a bridge. Luckily they have one flashlight. Because of the varying size of their instruments, it takes each member a different amount of time to cross the bridge – it takes the first person one minute, the second person two minutes, the third person five minutes and the fourth person ten minutes. They must cross the bridge in pairs, travelling at the slower speed so if the one minute person went with the ten minute person, it would take a total of ten minutes. Since there is only one flashlight, one person must come back across the bridge, then another pair can cross. They only have 17 minutes to cross the bridge and still get to the concert on time. What order should they cross to get everyone across and get to the concert?

**Answer: ** First, the one minute person and the two minute person must cross the bridge, for a total of two minutes. Then the one minute person should come back with flashlight - total of three minutes. The five minute person and the ten minute person cross together next, making the total thirteen minutes. Now the two minute person goes back and (total now fifteen minutes) and gets the one minute person and they cross together bringing the total to seventeen minutes.

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First, the one minute person and the two minute person must cross the bridge, for a total of two minutes. Then the one minute person should come back with flashlight – total of three minutes. The five minute person and the ten minute person cross together next, making the total thirteen minutes. Now the two minute person goes back and (total now fifteen minutes) and gets the one minute person and they cross together bringing the total to seventeen minutes.

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#### The Shoes, Man Specs, Man and Boxing Gloves Puzzle

**Answer: **144

**Solution: **

**Equation:1**

20+20+20=60 (so one Shoe pair=20)

**Equation:2**

20+men+men=30

20+5+5=30

**Equation:3**

specs+5+specs=9

from Eq2 we have men=5

so 2+5+2=9

**Equation 4:**

from eq 1 and 3 we have

20+gloves+2=42

20+20+2=42

**Equation:5**

based on Eq 1, 2, 3,4 we will add values here

A shoe+(A man with googles, two gloves and pair of shoes+)*googles

10+(5+2+20+40)*2=?

10+67*2=?

**Applying BODMAS** (1st multiplication then addition follows)

**10+134=144**

**Correct answer is 144**

**Equation:1**

20+20+20=60 (so one Shoe pair=20)

**Equation:2**

20+men+men=30

20+5+5=30

**Equation:3**

specs+5+specs=9

from Eq2 we have men=5

so 2+5+2=9

**Equation 4:**

from eq 1 and 3 we have

20+gloves+2=42

20+20+2=42

**Equation:5**

based on Eq 1, 2, 3,4 we will add values here

A shoe+(A man with googles, two gloves and pair of shoes+)*googles

10+(5+2+20+40)*2=?

10+67*2=?

**Applying BODMAS** (1st multiplication then addition follows)

**10+134=144**

**Correct answer is 144**

#### A man was born in 1898 He is still alive now at the age 33 How is this possible ?

**Answer: **he was born in room 1898 in the hospital

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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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#### A logician with some time to kill in a small town decided to get a haircut. The town had only two barbers, each with his own shop. The logician glanced into one shop and saw that it was extremely untidy. The barber needed a shave, his clothes were unkempt, his hair was badly cut. The other shop was extremely neat. The barber was freshly shaved and spotlessly dressed, his hair neatly trimmed. Why did the logician return to the first shop for his haircut?

**Answer: ** Each barber must have cut the other's hair. The logician picked the barber who had given his rival the better haircut.

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