Kuku Impenetrable Metal Ball Puzzle Lateral Thinking Puzzles - Preconceptions Lateral thinking puzzles that challenge your preconceptions. 1. You are driving down the road in your car on a wild, stormy night, when you pass by a bus stop and you see three people waiting for the bus: 1. Knowing that there can only be one passenger in your car, whom would you choose? Hint: You can make everyone happy. Solution: The old lady of course! 2. Hint: The police only know two things, that the criminal's name is John and that he is in a particular house. Solution: The fireman is the only man in the room. 3. Hint: He is very proud, so refuses to ever ask for help. Solution: The man is a dwarf. 4. Hint: It does not matter what the baby lands on, and it has nothing to do with luck. Solution: The baby fell out of a ground floor window. 5. Hint: His mother was an odd woman. Solution: When Bad Boy Bubby opened the cellar door he saw the living room and, through its windows, the garden. 6. Hint: This has nothing to do with adoption or time travel. 7.
It Is Now Mathematically Impossible To Pay Off The U.S. National Debt A lot of people are very upset about the rapidly increasing U.S. national debt these days and they are demanding a solution. What they don't realize is that there simply is not a solution under the current U.S. financial system. It is now mathematically impossible for the U.S. government to pay off the U.S. national debt. You see, the truth is that the U.S. government now owes more dollars than actually exist. If the U.S. government went out today and took every single penny from every single American bank, business and taxpayer, they still would not be able to pay off the national debt. And if they did that, obviously American society would stop functioning because nobody would have any money to buy or sell anything. And the U.S. government would still be massively in debt. So why doesn't the U.S. government just fire up the printing presses and print a bunch of money to pay off the debt? Well, for one very simple reason. That is not the way our system works. So why doesn't it exist? Ouch.
Magic IQ Gift Box Cath's Corner - brain teasers - Position Puzzlers more puzzles back to MIND TEASERS Uncommon Act of Design: Fake Bus Stop Helps Alzheimer's Patients One of the most pernicious symptoms of Alzheimer's is that patients, in a fit of confusion, feel suddenly disoriented from their surroundings and wracked with a need to just get home. As a result, Alzheimer's patients in nursing homes often escape--wandering at large, with no memory of who they are, oblivious to danger. The obvious (and common) solution is to lock up Alzheimer's wards. But then, that seems cruel and it often aggravates a panicking patient even more. Via Radiolab's podcast comes a remarkable story of how the Benrath Senior Center in Dusseldorf, Germany, found an alternative solution. The staff there noticed that escaped Alzheimer's patients often head directly to their only exit: Public transportation. So they built a fake bus stop, right in front of the clinic. Check out the full story at Radiolab--it's a tearjerker. [Image by emrank]
Fiendish Japanese Pocket Puzzle Online Educational Games Looking for a great online game (that’s FREE!) to supplement a certain subject? Well bookmark this page….and come back often as links will be continuously added! Search our sub-pages above according to subject and age level and find some relief for those energetic kinesthetic learners you have! Eventually, I’ll add a rating/review option to the games listed here so you can read what others think. As an alternative, there are also numerous games for purchase, that allow students to learn more about various subjects. S-COOL – Wonderful site with games for the following subjects, geared for upper elementary and older: Biology, Physics, Chemistry, English, German, French, Math, Geography, Food Technology, and PE. BBC’s Bitesize: Love, love, love this site and have used it extensively. I Know That – This is a site that offers some free access to their games at no cost or membership. Scholastic’s Interactive Whiteboard: Choose from Social Studies, Science, Language Arts and Math. US.
Just Fucking Google It The Hardest Logic Puzzle Ever The Hardest Logic Puzzle Ever is a logic puzzle invented by American philosopher and logician George Boolos and published in The Harvard Review of Philosophy in 1996. A translation in Italian was published earlier in the newspaper La Repubblica, under the title L'indovinello più difficile del mondo. The puzzle is inspired by Raymond Smullyan. It is stated as follows: Three gods A, B, and C are called, in no particular order, True, False, and Random. True always speaks truly, False always speaks falsely, but whether Random speaks truly or falsely is a completely random matter. Boolos provides the following clarifications: a single god may be asked more than one question, questions are permitted to depend on the answers to earlier questions, and the nature of Random's response should be thought of as depending on the flip of a coin hidden in his brain: if the coin comes down heads, he speaks truly; if tails, falsely. History The solution Boolos' question was to ask A:
5 amazing observation puzzles Below you can find 5 observation puzzles, which means that the answers may be more obvious than you think. The stars (*) indicate the difficulty of each puzzle. If you manage to find the answers, write them in comments at the bottom of the page! Good luck! Puzzle 1 “Names” (*) Anna’s mother has three other sons. How has she christened her daughter? Puzzle 2 “Old Testament” (*) How many animals of every kind did Moses take on the ark with him? Puzzle 3 “The French Revolution” (***) I am a servant of a wealthy noble couple (husband and wife) in France just before the outbreak of the French Revolution. “The couple had a strange tradition. - Can you go and get me my black gloves from home? - Okay, he says and leaves. She enters the church and takes a pew. There is something absurd in this story, something that cannot be true. Puzzle 4 “The Spy” (***) Once an American spy went to a Russian military camp seeking to obtain information on behalf of America. Puzzle 5 “The ungrateful collector” (****)
50 Anime You Must See What is anime? Put simply it is Japan’s cartoon industry, and its range demonstrates how little Western animation has scratched the surface. Anime is not just for kids, but that doesn’t mean it’s brimming with sex and violence (although some undoubtedly has plenty of that). Anime is proof that any genre can be animated, from fantasy, to sci-fi, to crucially, everyday drama. And animation can capture nuance and emotion often lost in live action. With the release onto Blu-ray of Evangelion 1.11 – You Are (Not) Alone we have collected 50 great anime you really have to see, and yep, Evangelion 1.11 is in there. One more thing - throughout this gallery you will encounter repeated references to OVA. Straight to DVD doesn't have the stigma of their Western counterparts and OVA frequently rival their big screen siblings. Off we go...
Very Difficult Analytical Puzzles 3. The Fake Coin You have twelve coins. What is the smallest number of times you must use the scale in order to always find the fake coin? Use only the twelve coins themselves and no others, no other weights, no cutting coins, no pencil marks on the scale. etc. These are modern coins, so the fake coin is not necessarily lighter. Presume the worst case scenario, and don't hope that you will pick the right coin on the first attempt. Solution: 3. If you knew the fake coin was lighter, then the solution would have an easy explanation. Number the coins 1 through 12. 1. 1.1. 1.1.1. 1.1.2. 1.1.3 If (at the second weighing) coins 11 and 8 are lighter than coins 9 and 10, either 11 is light or 9 is heavy or 10 is heavy. 1.2. 1.2.1. 1.2.2. 1.2.3. 1.3 If (at the first weighing) coins 1,2,3,4 are heavier than coins 5,6,7,8 then repeat the previous steps 1.2 through 1.2.3 but switch the numbers of coins 1,2,3,4 with 5,6,7,8.