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What Can Lift Objects

What can lift objects
or hopelessly try,
but only when filled,
or, lifeless, it lies?

A glove.

By Sef Daystrom

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Find The Country Names

How many country names can you find in the following statements?

Don’t reach in a crack in the rocks, there might be snakes in there.
While I was on the highway called the Alcan, a daily occurrence was car breakdowns.
The top social class, as defined by many, is the upper-upper.

Three.

1. China (reaCH IN A)
2. Canada (alCAN A DAily)
3. Peru (upPER-Upper)

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Always Flying, Never Tired

Always flying,
never tired,
dreamed of, dreaded,
and admired.

Cloud.

By Sef Daystrom

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Aiden and Sofia Buying Candy

Aiden and Sofia were debating a major purchase of candy. They calculated that they could get three bags of jelly beans and two bags of chocolate for 24 cents, which was just under their limit of 25 cents. They found they could also get four bags of chocolate and two bags of jelly beans for the same 24 cents. How much did each bag of candy cost?

Jelly beans are 6 cents and chocolate is 3 cents.

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Teams Assembling Bikes

If 6 bike makers can assemble 9 bikes in a day and a half, how many of them would it take to assemble 270 bikes in 30 days?

9. Each bike maker can assemble one bike a day.

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Apples, Ice and Flowers

Apples, ice, and flowers can do it.
Pears, stones, and coins can’t.

Float.

By Sef Daystrom

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It Has No Eye

If a man made it, it has an eye.
If a tree made it, it has no eyes.

What is it?

A needle.

By Sef Daystrom

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Noah, Emma and the Ice Cream Truck

Noah and Emma, track stars with superb hearing, ran as fast as they could to catch up to the ice cream truck in the next town over. They averaged 6 miles per hour, then rested to enjoy their ice cream. They averaged 4 miles per hour over the same distance on the way back. Not counting the time they rested, what was their average speed?

4.8 miles per hour. 5 mph is tempting, but incorrect. Pick any distance, say 12 miles there and 12 miles back. They take two hours to cover the first 12 miles and three hours to cover the return trip. In 5 hours they covered 24 miles which is an overall average of 4.8 miles per hour.

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A Precious Thing to Most

A precious thing to most,
In order to take it,
You must already have it.

What is it?

Life.

By Sef Daystrom

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Oh, Oh, Oh, No

What number do the three letters O, H and N represent in order to make this addition problem correct?

OH
OH
OH
OH +
-----
NO

O = 2
H = 3
N = 9

23
23
23
23 +
-----
92
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