Edward, Howard, and John are three high school students each of whom is taking three of the four subjects, biology, chemistry, history, and mathematics. One day while talking about their programs they made the following statements.
Edward: There is just one subject we're all taking. I'm the only one of us who is taking mathematics. No two of us are taking the same three subjects. John is wrong when he says that Howard and I are both taking chemistry.
Howard: Ed is the only one of us who is taking history. John and I are taking the same subjects. We're all taking biology. Two of us are taking both chemistry and biology.
John: We're all taking mathematics. Howard is taking history. Ed is...View full teaser and answer
In this study by Horwitz and Kling in 1851, Black seems to have the defense well in hand. Can you find a way for White to win this?View solution
You've been placed on a course of expensive medication in which you are to take one tablet of Sildenafil and one tablet of Citrate daily. You must be careful that you take just one of each because taking more of either can have serious side effects.
Taking Sildenafil without taking Citrate, or vice versa, can also be very serious, because they must be taken together in order to be effective. In summary, you must take exactly one of the Sildenafil pills and one of the Citrate pills at one time. Therefore, you open up the Sildenafil bottle, and you tap one Sildenafil pill into your hand. You put that bottle aside and you open the Citrate bottle. You do the same, but by mistake, two ...View full teaser and answer
What does this rebus translate to?
Hit. Der.View full teaser and answer
Can you decipher this common phrase?
eyeeseeexceptView full teaser and answer
Be forceful here, even though your queen is under attack. There’s a mate brewing.View solution
What common phrase does this translate to?
"Cherries, come here!"
"Raspberries, come here!"
"Apples, come here!"
"Pineapples, come here!"
Mr. Black, Mr. Gray, and Mr. White are fighting in a truel. They each get a gun and take turns shooting at each other until only one person is left. Mr. Black, who hits his shot 1/3 of the time, gets to shoot first. Mr. Gray, who hits his shot 2/3 of the time, gets to shoot next, assuming he is still alive. Mr. White, who hits his shot all the time, shoots next, assuming he is also alive. The cycle repeats. If you are Mr. Black, where should you shoot first for the highest chance of survival?View full teaser and answer
Perspective: A Driver's TalePeter Kerestur
Perspective (A driver’s tale) is an inexorable product of the modern democracy in its present decline and metamorphosis into yet another monstrous police state, The pen is sometimes vitriolic, never apologetic, always striving for objectivity and reason, and the language at times effusive,...
You can’t tell from the position of either player, but two grandmasters actually played this game: Schmid and Westerinen in 1968. White played one move and Black resigned.View solution
What common phrase does this rebus translate to?
D B = 1
N BB = 2
A BBB = 3
T BBBB = 4
S BBBBB = 5
I am a rock group that has 4 members, all of whom are dead, one of which was murdered. What am I?View full teaser and answer
Here’s a quick game in the Budapest Defense. So quick, in fact, that Black resigned in this position after White’s next move.View solution
Six girls, Beth, Haley, Kayla, Liza, Reeva, and Zoe, are in the junior cabin at camp. They sleep in bunk beds. Each girl has a different color blanket on her bed. The beds are lined up in a row with red, black, yellow, brown, blue, and green blankets.
1. Reeva and Haley's bed is closest to the door.
2. The color of the blankets on the bottom bunks all begin with the same letter.
3. The color of Beth's blanket does not begin with the same letter as the beginning of her name.
4. Reeva's blanket color does begin with the same letter as her name.
5. The blue blanket is under the red blanket.
6. Liza and Kayla like their lower bunks.
7. Kayla is in ...
What's the rebus shown by this display below?
A group of four prisoners were held captive by the enemy and each prisoner was to be shot each day through the week. As natural disasters were common in this specific part of the world, the group of prisoners decided to make up a plan of distracting the guards. Before each prisoner would be shot, they would shout out a natural disaster, which would cause chaos and distract everyone to give enough time for each prisoner to escape. As three days passed the first three prisoners escaped by shouting out their chosen natural disasters and running away, however the final prisoner shouted out a disaster and was shot dead on the spot.
What was the natural disaster he shouted?View full teaser and answer
(Important note: I messed up the template last week and three problems I sent in did not appear. Arcamax has kindly put them in the archive, so you have a bonus trio of problems!) In this game, Begun-Kapengut, 1978, White’s position doesn’t look bad at all; however, Black played one move and White Resigned!View solution
TRANCE, STAIN, CHIME, TUBA and PERK. These words all belong to the same logical family. Which of the following words also belongs to that family?
GERMANE, EMBARGO, BANANA and NIGHTMAREView full teaser and answer
A blind man drives up to a house, gets out of the car and goes up to the door with a package. The homeowner takes the package and gives the blind man a check. The blind man then drives away. What was in the package?View full teaser and answer
We’re looking at “one-move wonders.” A player makes one move and the opponent resigns. Uhlmann-Balanel, Erfut, 1955, was such a circumstance. In this position, it looks like Black may just get to scramble his king to safety, when White played one move and Black resigned. What was the move?View solution
What, when you need it you throw away,
but when you don't need it you take it back?