I’m in an elevator with two other people. When it reaches the first floor, one person gets out and six get in. When it reaches the second floor, three people get out and twelve get in. At the third floor, five leave and nine enter. Suddenly, the elevator cable snaps and the car smashes to the ground. No one survives the fall, yet I’m alive. How is this possible?
I got off at the first floor. I’m a security guard and knew how many people got on and off the elevator by watching the surveillance footage.
Shoe, door, sticks, straight.
What word comes next?
Hen. The words are the last in each phrase from the children’s nursery rhyme.
One, two, buckle my shoe;
Three, four, Shut the door;
Five, six, Pick up sticks;
Seven, eight, Lay them straight:
Nine, ten, A big, fat hen;
What does “NDOLA, PAMODZI” mean?
I have yet to figure this one out. NDOLA could mean And lo, or An old, among other things. Pamodzi on the other hand didn’t have any particularly meaningful anagrams. Both words together had over 1,000 anagrams.
I haven’t come up with any other possible meanings.
You walk into a room and see a bed. On the bed there are two dogs, four cats, a giraffe, five cows and a duck. There are also three chickens flying above the bed. How many legs are on the floor?
Since all of the animals are on the bed and no other furniture is mentioned in the room, there are six legs on the floor. Four legs from the bed and your own two legs as you stand in the room, amazed that someone managed to get so many animals onto a bed. And the ceiling must be vaulted to fit a giraffe. Also, who’s on cleanup duty?
Arrange the numbers from 1 to 8 in the following sequence.
b c d
e f g
Each number must not be diagonally or directly adjacent to any number directly before or after it.
For example, 2 can only be placed in one spot.
x x x
x 1 x
Here are two solutions (there might be more).
3 1 4
5 8 6
5 8 6
3 1 4
Donald and Regan are married with four children, named Michael, Farley, Solomon and Larry. They just had a baby girl and are picking the name. It’s down to Olivia, Tiffany and Jasmine. Donald’s brother, a piano teacher, tells them only one of the names would be correct. Which name is it?
Tiffany. The rest of the family’s names start with solfège syllables: Do, Re, Mi, Fa, Sol, La. The last syllable is Ti, for Tiffany.
What digit should appear after this list of numbers?
4 5 6 6 5 4 4 2 ?
7. The digits represent the number of letters in each word of the puzzle. “What” has four letters, “digit” has five letters, “should” has six letters, etc. The last word is “numbers” which has seven letters.
A A D F J J J M M N ?
What comes next in the series?
O S. The series contains the first letter of each month in alphabetical order (April, August, December, February, January, July, June, March, May, November). O and S represent the remaining 2 months, October and September.
What is the similarity between “2 + 2 = 5″ and your left hand?
Neither is right. Two plus two equals five isn’t right, or correct and your left hand is not your right hand.
How can you make seven even?
Remove the letter “s”, turning it into the word “even”.