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Christmas and New Year's

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Everyone knows that both Christmas Day and New Year's Day always fall on the same day of the week. However, in 1939, the year of the outbreak of World War II, Christmas fell on a Monday and New Year's fell on a Sunday. Why?

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Eve

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Eve, Rob, Hannah, and Otto were walking down a dusty road. Otto told Rob, "You don't belong with us." Why did Otto make such a statement?

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Gorilla

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What animal comes next in this sequence:

GORILLA
HEDGEHOG
CAMEL
MOUSE
FOX
BEAR
MOLE
==?==

Choose from: PORCUPINE BADGER COW GIRAFFE SQUIRREL RHINOCEROS

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Famous Author

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I am a famous author
I am a famous poet
Credit for my work
It is not mine
Wouldn't ya know it
For all that is done
I get a lot a of credit
You all have heard my name,
But only some remember

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Five Consonants

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The words "Dumbstruck" and "Thumbscrew" have five consonants in a row. What other word also has this property?

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Strange Sentences

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Which one of these sentences does not belong?

A) Diamonds often need keen, elegant yaks.

B) Teacups contain tea and sometimes grapes.

C) Roses are big, beautiful insect terraces.

D) Rocks are constantly coming only on November.

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A Carol

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What popular Christmas carol nullifies itself by the singing of its first line?

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Hristmas Arols

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Below are ten clues, each of which relates to the first line of a different Christmas carol or song. Unlike the title of the teaser, these clues only have the first letters of each of the words.

Can you figure out what songs they are?

1. CROAOF
2. IDOAWC
3. RTRNRHAVSN
4. GGROBAR
5. IHABCWY
6. ISMKSC
7. OTFDOCMTLGTM
8. FTSMWAJHS
9. IBMBOJHSSOM
10. JBJBJBR

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Opposites

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What two words, when said or written seem as though they are opposite, but really mean the same thing?

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World Leader Anagram

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Solve this anagram for one of the most famous conquerors in history:

He hangs king.

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Feathers

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I have many feathers to help me fly. I have a body and head, but I'm not alive. It is your strength which determines how far I go. You can hold me in your hand, but I'm never thrown.

What am I?

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City Spelling

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What is the only city with three dotted letters all in a row?

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Saippuakivikauppias

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Saippuakivikauppias is the Finnish word for a soapstone seller. Aside from being a long tongue twister, what else is special about this word?

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Largest Pair

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What is the longest pair of English words that are pronounced exactly the same but share no letter in common?

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Ice Boat

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On a hot summer day by a lake you are determined to build a boat made of ice, using a refrigeration unit and a large mold in which you can pour water. Nearby you notice an Egyptian mummy resting on a pile of wood pulp. What is the best strategy for building an ice boat that will not melt before you sail it across the lake?

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Tricky Tunnel

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You are in a tunnel that branches in two directions, like a T. To your left is a door with the enigmatic words: "Wide ill you" and "Wild lie you." On the right are the words "Evil will you" and "Veil will you." Which door do you choose?

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Personal Pronouns

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"She" is a word that contains two personal pronouns: she and he. What five-letter word beginning with "U" contains four personal pronouns?

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Blind Monkey Fingers

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You are imprisoned within a small jail cell. Your cell mate is a large monkey that is blind in one eye and does not have all its fingers on one hand. Your captors turn to you and say, "Do you feel more sorry because of the monkey's eye or hand? If you answer correctly, we will set you free."

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R.P.I.

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Can you decipher this phrase?

R.P.I.

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The Breakfast Challenge

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You are enjoying your breakfast after having put some salt on your scrambled eggs when your nerdy brother presents you with an ice cube floating in a glass of water and a short length of string. He challenges you to remove the ice cube from the glass using the string without tying any knots. What strategy do you use to remove the ice cube from the water glass?

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