Fun & Games
From time to time, we come across a riddle that is perplexing and challenging almost to the point of frustration! Just as we are ready to pull out our hair, that elusive solution comes, and shouts of, “I get it now!” are heard. Here are a few of our favorite conundrums.
This is a most unusual paragraph. How quickly can you find out what is so unusual about it? It looks so ordinary, you’d think nothing was wrong with it, and in fact, nothing is wrong with it. It is unusual, though. Why? Study it, think about it, and you may find out. Try to do it without coaching. If you work at it for a bit, it will dawn on you. So jump to it, and try your skill at figuring it out. Good luck, and don’t blow your cool!
A: The letter ‘e’ is not present in the entire paragraph.
When should you eat lunch?
A: After breakfast
When should you strike a match?
A: only when it becomes violent
Three friends check into a motel for the night, and the clerk tells them the bill is $30, payable in advance. They each pay the clerk $10 and go to their room. A few minutes later, the clerk realizes he has overcharged the trio by $5. He asks the bellhop to return $5 to the three friends. The bellhop sees this as an opportunity to make $2, as he reasons that the three friends would have a tough time dividing $5 evenly among them. He decides to tell them that the clerk made a mistake of only $3, which gives a dollar back to each of the friends. He pockets the leftover $2 and goes home for the day! Each of the three friends has a dollar back, which means they each paid $9 for the room, or a total of $27 for the night. We know the bellhop pocketed $2, and when you add that to the $27, you get $29, not $30 originally spent. Where did the other dollar go?