## Two Four Three Five Six

0 2 4 3 5 6 8 9 7 11 10 12 13 14 15 16 18 17 20 21 22 19 24 23 26 25 28 29 27

What is the next number in the sequence?

31. The tenth number is 10 + 1 = 11. The twentieth number is 20 + 1 = 21, therefore the thirtieth number is 30 + 1 = 31.

## Lines in the Rebus

What does this represent?

| R | E | A | D | I | N | G |

Reading between the lines

## Frederick’s Epitaph

Frederick died after a long and productive life of 87 years, but this epitaph was written on his headstone:

Frederick lived a good long life,

He loved his children and his wife,

He was honest, kind and deserved nothing but praise,

Even if he only had twenty-one birthdays.

How is this possible?

He was born on February 29th in a leap year. Consequently, in his 87 years, he only witnessed twenty-one of his actual birthdays. The other years there was no February 29th.

## The Case of Wesley and the Broken Window

Wesley’s mom discovered a broken window in the living room and went to ask Wesley about it. Wesley told her he had been playing Monopoly with his friend Cindy. She asked him what his last roll had been and he said, “A one”. She immediately knew he was lying.

How?

Monopoly has two dice, and the lowest number two dice can roll is 2. The window repair came out of Wesley’s allowance and he stopped throwing his baseball in the house.

## A NA A SA A

A NA A SA A A

What comes next in the series?

E. Each item is the first letter(s) of one of the seven continents:

1. Asia

2. North America

3. Africa

4. South America

5. Australia

6. Antarctica

7. Europe

## Catches a Bullet With His Bare Hands

Alan fires a bullet from his hand gun and his friend Wade catches the bullet with his bare hands. The gun shoots actual, deadly bullets. The bullet does not touch anything but air after it leaves the gun and until it reaches Wade’s hand. Wade is uninjured. How does he do it?

Alan fires his bullet from a .25 ACP (Automatic Colt Pistol), which will reach a maximum height of 2,287 feet. He shoots directly upward while standing at the base of Burj Khalifa, a 2,722 foot tall building.

Wade is a window cleaner at that building, waiting at 2,287 feet. When the bullet reaches that height and is about to go back down again, he reaches out with his bare hands and catches it.

## Priscilla and Bruce Exchanging Money

Priscilla gave her brother Bruce as much money as Bruce started with. Bruce gave Priscilla as much money as Priscilla had left. Priscilla then gave Bruce as much as Bruce had left, which left Priscilla broke. Bruce had $80.00.

How much money did Priscilla and Bruce start with?

Priscilla: $50

Bruce: $30

**Step 1**

Priscilla gives Bruce $30

Priscilla: $20

Bruce: $60

**Step 2**

Bruce gives Priscilla $20

Priscilla: $40

Bruce: $40

**Step 3**

Priscilla gives Bruce $40

Priscilla: $0

Bruce: $80

## Spibered Rebus

What does this represent?

SPIbeRED

Be inspired, or literally, be in spired.