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Lost and Found

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Doria, Libby, Robb, TJ, and Vinny searched the lost and found table. By the time they finished, two gloves (one red, one blue), a blue hat, a striped sweater, and one pair of black sneakers had all made it back to their original owners. Each of the students found one of these missing items.

1. Libby and TJ both found something with red in it.
2. TJ and Doria each found a glove.
3. Vinny was the only one to walk off with something in each hand.

What items did each person find at the lost and found table?

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What Am I?

Games / Brain Teasers /

Decapitate me and all becomes equal. Then truncate me and I become second. Cut me front and back and I become two less than I started.

What am I?

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White to Play

Games / Chess Puzzles /

Now that you can mate with a bishop and knight, this ending should be easy!

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Naming Rights

Games / Brain Teasers /

Which two people in Group A should be in Group B?

Group A:
Julius Caesar
Phil Jackson
Ambrose Burnside
Jane Austen
Orville Redenbacher

Group B:
Reverend William Spooner
Francois Mansard
Pierre Magnol
Georg Ohm

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English Lesson

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Which word in group B belongs in group A?

A) 1. automatic 2. biology 3. thermal.

B) 4. international 5. transport 6. antiwar.

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White to Play

Games / Chess Puzzles /

I can’t make you start from the beginning in this gold level ending; however, I can tell you that the secret to mating with just a bishop and knight and king is to drive the Black king to the OPPOSITE corner of the square color of your bishop and then walk him along the eighth rank until you get a position in the diagram. Note the king is ...

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Bytes and Dollars

Games / Brain Teasers /

Explain how the following equation is true.

byte = dollar

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Missing Word

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One word is missing from the list below. Can you figure out the pattern that will tell you what the missing word is?

begin inch chapel elastic ==?== cellar arisen end

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Black to Play

Games / Chess Puzzles /

Black to play, though it doesn’t really make a difference in the result. Is this a draw or a win for Black? Why?

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What's Next?

Games / Brain Teasers /

What letters replace the question marks in this series?

ABC
?DF
D?L
HP?

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Which Planets?

Games / Brain Teasers /

Below, we've listed the planets in the Solar System in a different order. According to this order, in which order should the two final planets appear?

Jupiter, Saturn, Uranus, Neptune, Earth, Mars, Pluto, ?, ?.

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Which Number?

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Which of these numbers does not belong with the others?

31,556,926
234,567.876
525,948.766
8,765.81277
365.242199
52.177457
12

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White to Play

Games / Chess Puzzles /

You were warned the Gold Level of this old Swedish merit system would be challenging. White wins. Hint: what’s the only way you can get that Black knight off its square?

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Naming Rights

Games / Brain Teasers /

Amy was pregnant with her 7th child. Everyone was excited. She had named her children Sandy, Adam, Denton, Edward, Dina and Ira, in their order of birth and according to a specific rule. She knows her 7th child will be a girl. Which of the following names is she likely to use, and why?

Mary
Kimberly
Rachel
June
Yolanda

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Number Sequence

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What number should finish this sequence?

23, 14, 19, 6, 20, ?

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White to Play

Games / Chess Puzzles /

Here’s our first gold problem. Can you map out all your moves against Black’s possible defensive strategies-all from the diagram?

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Four Doors

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You are an expert on paranormal activity and have been hired to locate a spirit haunting an old resort hotel. Strong signs indicate that the spirit lies behind one of four doors. The inscriptions on each door read as follows:

Door A: It's behind B or C
Door B: It's behind A or D
Door C: It's in here
Door D: It's not in here

Your psychic powers have told you three of the inscriptions are false, and one is true. Behind which door will you find the spirit?

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Number Patterns

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What is the next in this pattern:

104, 105, 106, 107, 108, 109, 110, 111, 112, 89, 47, 13, 18, 33, 85, 79, 4, 5, ?

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White to Play

Games / Chess Puzzles /

As you must know by now, with the a-pawns off the board it’s a draw, but White can win this now.

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Qoucorrian Math

Games / Brain Teasers /

While on your interplanetary vacation, you decide to stop at the planet Quocorri, a planet known for its many mathematical achievements.

While there, you decide to pick up on some of the Quocorrians mathematical variations. The Quocorrians won't tell you exactly how it works, only that it has some relationship to the Standard English math. They also give you four, true, Quocorrian math problems. They are:

2+2=9
4*1=1
5-2=16
-3+2=64

So, according to this system, what is 6/2?

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