What Everleigh Likes

Everleigh likes knights but not batteries, writing but not typing and to listen but not to sing. Does she like an unknown or a famous author?

Unknown. Everleigh likes words with silent letters.

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Pitching On The Merry-Go-Round

Everly and I were playing on the merry-go-round at the local park. It was very large and we stood on opposite sides. As we spun the merry-go-round counter-clockwise, I threw a ball to Everly. Did the ball go to Everly, to the right or left of them?

Since the merry-go-round had moved while the ball was traveling to Everly the ball went to the right of them.

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The Train and the Tunnel

A train is a half mile long and is about to enter a 10 mile tunnel. If the train is traveling at 35mph, how long will it take for the entire train to make it through the tunnel, from the front of the train entering to the end of the train leaving the tunnel?

18 minutes.

Length of the train: 0.5 miles
Length of the tunnel: 10 miles
Total distance: 0.5 + 10 = 10.5 miles

Time = 10.5 miles / 35 mph = 0.3 hours = 18 minutes

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Fly In The Ear

One evening a man is walking home from work and an insect flies into his ear. He tries to pry it out but it doesn’t work. Shaking his head isn’t successful either. Finally he managed to get it out. How did he do it?

As soon as he got home, he shined a flashlight close to his ear and the insect, attracted by the light, flew toward it.

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Ethan’s Grand Night Out

Ethan was going for a night out but his key fob battery had died and the button wouldn’t unlock his car door. How was he able to get in?

He used the key embedded in the key fob.

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Special Strengths

What’s special about the word “strengths”?

It has a record nine letters but only one vowel, and it’s one of the longest one-syllable words in English.

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Willow’s Broken Keyboard

Willow’s keyboard is acting up. The a, e, i, o and u keys don’t work and the space key is misbehaving as well. Can you decipher these common sayings they typed?

tfsghttfmnd
ctnsspkldrthnwrds
hnstysthbstplcy
sycmsyg

Out of sight, out of mind
Actions speak louder than words
Honesty is the best policy
Easy come, easy go

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Walking Through Paper

You have a regular sized piece of paper. How could you cut a hole in it large enough for you to walk through?

Fold the paper in half and make cuts that are almost entirely across the width of the paper. Switch between sides. When the paper is opened there will be a very large hole that you can climb through (carefully).

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Twice Is 99 More Than Half

What number satisfies this requirement? Twice the number is 99 more than half of the number.

66.

2 × 66 = 132 and 132 – 66 / 2 = 99.

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Reflecting on Time

When a clock’s reflection is 2:30, what is the correct time?

9:30

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