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, ?, ?.View full teaser and answer
A wild game from 1926.View solution
Which of these numbers does not belong with the others?
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?
Here’s a dandy position as both sides are attacking the other person’s king. For White, it’s great as he has the move.View solution
What number should finish this sequence?
23, 14, 19, 6, 20, ?View full teaser and answer
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?View full teaser and answer
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, ?View full teaser and answer
This is one of the most well-known attacking formations in chess. If you don’t know it, you should. It’s been around since the 1880s when Lasker defeated Bauer. Tarrasch later defeated Nimzovitch with this same set up. Of course, you have to see all the alternative moves Black would play and how you would meet them.View solution
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:
So, according to this system, what is 6/2?View full teaser and answer
Consider the following,
Mine = 456
His = 768
Hers = 523
Yours = 908
Now what phrase can you get from the rebus below?
4 7 5 8
5 6 2 0
6 8 3 9
Here’s a nice attack from 1900, won by Ward over Downey in a South vs. North match in the UK. You might guess at the first move, but can you see it all the way through as White did?View solution
What are the last three letters in this series?
S, L, S, A, P, A, L, B, L, H, M, R, T, M, M, M, M, L, S, ?, ?, ?View full teaser and answer
What are the next three numbers in this series?
1, 3, 6, 55, 66, 171, 595, 666, 3003, 5995, ?, ?, ?View full teaser and answer
Seeing that it is a day after a holiday for many, here are two hints: The placement of the white king should tell you what all of white's moves have to be. The black king eventually gets mated on the other side of the board!View solution
A palindrome is a word that reads the same when spelled backwards (eg rotavator). How could the following word be considered a palindrome?
FootstoolView full teaser and answer
The scores were completely tied in the last few seconds of a football game, and a player was lining up the goal in his mind. He pictured himself scoring and the crowd cheering as he won the game. He kicked the ball, and it just dropped under the crossbar, yet his team still cheered, as they had won the game. How?View full teaser and answer
Smarty was born and grew up in Massachusetts, but he never traveled east of the Mississippi River. How is this possible?View full teaser and answer
Nona Gaprindashvilli beat the U.S.’s own Max Dlugy in 1987 by a decisive move here. What was it?View solution
The Netherlands normally dominate in speed skating in the Winter Olympics, yet in 1944, they didn't win a single medal. Who did?View full teaser and answer