## Turd Station

At Coney Island (the amusement park in Ohio) over Memorial Day weekend I saw a changing station in the men’s bathroom. A clever fellow had scraped off some letters to make the changing station read, “Turd Station”. What was the original name of the changing station?

sTURDy Station2, by Rubbermaid.

Here’s a picture of one without the letters scratched out.

## Least Sleepy Month

In what month do people sleep the least?

February, because there are fewer days.

## What Are The Next Three Numbers in the Series?

What are the next three numbers in this series?

4

6

12

18

30

42

60

72

102

108

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Each number is surrounded by a prime number.

4 – 3 and 5 are prime

6 – 5 and 7 are prime

etc.

The next three numbers after 108 that have primes before and after them are:

138, 150 and 180.

## A Game of Cards

In a game of cards, GEORGE partnered with MARY, while TED had to choose a partner. He could have chosen ANN, EDNA, JOAN or ANGELA. Whom did he choose and why?

ANN. If you give each letter a number according to its position in the alphabet:

TED = 20 + 5 + 4 = 29

ANN = 1 + 14 + 14 = 29

(George and Mary each add to 57)

## Kevin’s School Supplies

Kevin brings his school supplies to the counter. The cashier rings up his purchase for a total of $1.70. Kevin is puzzled, and says, “I bought 2 pencils at 2 cents each, 5 pencils at 4 cents each and 8 notebooks and 12 sheets of colored paper. I don’t remember the prices of the latter two, but the total can’t be $1.70.”

How did Kevin know?

Because 4 cents, 20 cents, 8 notebooks and 12 sheets of colored paper are all divisible by 4, but 170 cents isn’t.

## Fish Seal Word Ladder

Get from the word FISH to SEAL by changing one letter at a time and forming another English word in each step.

1. FISH

2. _ _ _ _

3. _ _ _ _

4. _ _ _ _

5. _ _ _ _

6. SEAL

1. FISH

2. FIST

3. FEST

4. FEAT

5. SEAT

6. SEAL

## Thin Barn Word Ladder

Get from the word THIN to BARN by changing one letter at a time and forming another English word in each step.

1. THIN

2. _ _ _ _

3. _ _ _ _

4. _ _ _ _

5. _ _ _ _

6. BARN

1. THIN

2. CHIN

3. COIN

4. CORN

5. BORN

6. BARN

## Asleep, Parts, Ideals Trianagrams

Rearrange the letters of the first word to form a new one, then rearrange the letters of the new word to form a third.

ASLEEP _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _

PARTS _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _

IDEALS _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _

1. ASLEEP, PLEASE, ELAPSE

2. PARTS, TRAPS, STRAP (TARPS or SPRAT also work)

3. IDEALS, SAILED, LADIES

## Not in Any State

Which letter of the alphabet is the only one that does not appear in any of the names of the 50 United States?

The letter Q.

## Fall Crop

What three or four-letter word belongs between the word on the left and the word on the right so that the first and second, and second and third words form a compound word or phrase?

For example: FOOT _ _ _ _ PARK would be BALL, or FOOTBALL and BALL PARK.

1. FALL _ _ _ CROP

2. KNEE _ _ _ SIZE

3. BOARD _ _ _ _ WAY

1. OUT – FALLOUT, OUTCROP

2. CAP – KNEECAP, CAPSIZE

3. WALK – BOARDWALK, WALKWAY