You and your spouse invite four other couples to a party. During the course of the conversation, it is discovered that, prior to the party, each person except you was acquainted with a different number of the people present. Assuming the acquaintance relationship is symmetric (i.e., if you are acquainted with someone, that person is also acquainted with you), then how many people did your spouse know prior to the party? How many people did you know?View full teaser and answer
There were three creatures outside a building. One of the creatures did not move itself but entered the building and knew that it was in the building. The second creature moved itself, entered the building, and knew that it was in the building. The last creature did not move itself but entered the building, and the creature did not know that it was in the building. What are the three creatures?View full teaser and answer
The winner of the World Series is the first team to win four games, so the maximum number of games that could be played is 7. You want to place a $100 bet (even money) on your team to win the whole series. A bookie says he will not take bets on the whole series, but would be willing to let you bet on each individual game. Is there a betting strategy you could put in place to replicate your $100 bet?View full teaser and answer
Fred and Ethel go to the golf course. They meet 3 other couples there, and everybody gets introduced. After introductions, Fred asks everyone how many hands they shook. He gets seven different answers. Presume that no one shook their partner's hand
How many hands did Ethel shake?View full teaser and answer
What's the secret to the sequence? What's the next number?
4, 5, 9, 11, 12, 13, 14...View full teaser and answer
Once again, Madadia's insipid explorer, Wigan Smith is on the trail of lost treasure. He has come across a map showing that somewhere in the middle of the Chillivalley desert, there is the lost city of "Kebabylon". To reach it, he will have to travel overland by foot from the coast. On a trek like this, each person who goes on the journey can only carry enough rations for one person for five days and the farthest Wigan Smith and his group can travel in one day is 30 miles. Also, "Kebabylon" is 120 miles from the starting point.
What Wigan Smith is trying to figure out is the fewest number of persons, including himself, that he will need in his group so that he can reach the "Kebabylon", ...View full teaser and answer
When the day before yesterday was referred to as the day after tomorrow, the day that was then called yesterday was as far away from the day we now call tomorrow as yesterday is from the day which we shall now be able to speak of last Monday as a week ago yesterday. What day is it?View full teaser and answer
You have a 5 x 5 chess board. You must place 5 queens so that you can place three pawns on the board and they will not be taken.View full teaser and answer
What expression is represented below?
depressed 111111 satelliteView full teaser and answer
Name the famous movie star from the rebus below.
Hint: Not all movie stars are human!View full teaser and answer
What mathematical rule is represented by the rebus below?
.1km. = ~
.1cm. = ~
.1mm. = ____
Two friends, Joe and Smoe, were born in May, one in 1932, the other a year later. Each had an antique grandfather clock of which he was extremely proud. Both of the clocks worked fairly well considering their age, but one clock gained ten seconds per hour while the other one lost ten seconds per hour. On a day in January, the two friends set both clocks correctly at 12:00 noon. "Do you realize," asked Joe, "that the next time both of our clocks will show exactly the same time will be on your 47th birthday?" Smoe agreed. Who is older, Joe or Smoe?View full teaser and answer
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?View full teaser and answer
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?View full teaser and answer
What animal comes next in this sequence:
Choose from: PORCUPINE BADGER COW GIRAFFE SQUIRREL RHINOCEROSView full teaser and answer
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
The words "Dumbstruck" and "Thumbscrew" have five consonants in a row. What other word also has this property?View full teaser and answer
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.View full teaser and answer
What popular Christmas carol nullifies itself by the singing of its first line?View full teaser and answer