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Naming Rights

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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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Black to Play

Games / Chess Puzzles /

Sometimes simple wins. Black played one move here and White resigned.

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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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Bytes and Dollars

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Explain how the following equation is true.

byte = dollar

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Missing Word

Games / Brain Teasers /

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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White to Play

Games / Chess Puzzles /

This was a correspondence game, so White had some time to figure it all out.

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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?

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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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White to Play

Games / Chess Puzzles /

A wild game from 1926.

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Which Number?

Games / Brain Teasers /

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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Naming Rights

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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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White to Play

Games / Chess Puzzles /

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.

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Number Sequence

Games / Brain Teasers /

What number should finish this sequence?

23, 14, 19, 6, 20, ?

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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 /

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.

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Qoucorrian Math

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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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Number Code

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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

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White to Play

Games / Chess Puzzles /

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?

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Heat

Games / Brain Teasers /

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, ?, ?, ?

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