A Logic Test

1. How can you arrange for two people to stand on the same piece of newspaper and yet be unble to touch each other without stepping off the newspaper.
2. How many 3-cent stamps are there in a dozen?
3. A rope ladder hangs over the side of a ship. The rungs are one foot apart and the ladder is 12 feet long. The tide is rising at four inches an hour. How long will it take before the first four rungs of the ladder are underwater?
4. Which would you rather have, a trunk full of nickels or a trunk half full of dimes?
5. Steve has three piles of sand and Mike has four piles of sand. All together, how many do they have?
6. In which sport are the shoes made entirely of metal?
7. If the Vice-President of the United States should die, who would be President?
8. How can you throw a golf ball with all your might and — without hitting a wall or any other obstruction — have the ball stop and come right back to you?
9. According to most state laws, the attempt to commit a certain crime is punishable, but actually committing the crime is not. What is the crime?
10. Find the English word that can be formed from all these letters:

PNLLEEEESSSSS

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Answers:

1. Slide the newspaper half way under a closed door and ask the two people to stand on the bit of newspaper on their side of the door.
2. There are twelve (not four).
3. Actually, the ladder will rise with the ship!
4. Dimes are smaller than nickels, so choose the dimes!
5. If they put them all together, there will be one pile.
6. Horse racing.
7. The President.
8. Throw the ball straight up.
9. Suicide
10. Sleeplessness

A Quiz for People Who Know Everything

1. There’s one sport in which neither the spectators nor the participants know the score or the leader until the contest ends. What is it?
2. What famous North American landmark is constantly moving backward?
3. Of all vegetables, only two can live to produce on their own for several growing seasons. All other vegetables must be replanted every year. What are the only two perennial vegetables?
4. At noon and midnight the hour and minute hands are exactly coincident with each other. How many other times between noon and midnight do the hour and minute hands cross?
5. What is the only sport in which the ball is always in the possession of the team on defense, and the offensive team can score without touching the ball?
6. What fruit has its seeds on the outside?
7. In many liquor stores, you can buy pear brandy, with a real pear inside the bottle. The pear is whole and ripe, and the bottle is genuine; it hasn’t been cut in any way. How did the pear get inside the bottle?
8. Only three words in standard English begin with the letters “dw.” They are all common. Name two of them.
9. There are fourteen punctuation marks in English grammar. Can you name half of them?
10. Where are the lakes that are referred to in the “Los Angeles Lakers?”
11. There are seven ways a baseball player can legally reach first base without getting a hit. Taking a base on balls — a walk — is one way. Name the other six.
12. It’s the only vegetable or fruit that is never sold frozen, canned, processed, cooked, or in any other form but fresh. What is it?
13. How is it possible for a pitcher to make four or more strikeouts in one inning?
14. Name six or more things that you can wear on your feet, that begin with the letter “s.”

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ANSWERS TO QUIZ

1. Boxing.
2. Niagara Falls. The rim is worn down about 2 and a half feet each year because of the millions of gallons of water that rush over it every

minute.

3. Asparagus and rhubarb.
4. Ten times (not eleven, as most people seem to think, if you do not believe it, try it with your watch, it is only 10 times).
5. Baseball.
6. Strawberry.
7. The pear grew inside the bottle. The bottles are placed over pear buds when they are small, and are wired in place on the tree. The bottle is left in place for the whole growing season. When the pears are ripe, they are snipped off at the stems.
8. Dwarf, dwell, and dwindle.
9. Period, comma, colon, semicolon, dash, hyphen, apostrophe, question mark, exclamation point, quotation marks, brackets, parenthesis, braces, and ellipses.
10. In Minnesota. The team was originally known as the Minneapolis Lakers, and kept the name when they moved west.
11. Batter hit by a pitch; passed ball; catcher interference; catcher drops third strike; fielder’s choice; and being designated as a pinch runner.
12. Lettuce.
13. If the catcher drops a called third strike, and doesn’t throw the batter out at first base, the runner is safe.
14. Shoes, socks, sandals, sneakers, slippers, skis, snowshoes, stockings, and so on.

The Genius Test

Think you’re a genius? Take the below quiz. Passing requires 4 correct answers.

1. How long did the Hundred Years War last?
2. Which country makes Panama hats?
3. From which animal do we get cat-gut?
4. In which month do Russians celebrate the October Revolution?
5. What is a camel’s hair brush made of?
6. The Canary Islands in the Pacific are named after what animal?
7. What was King George VI’s first name?
8. What colour is a purple finch?
9. Where are Chinese gooseberries from?

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All done, genius? Check your answers below.

1. 116 years
2. Ecuador
3. Sheep and Horses
4. November
5. Squirrel fur
6. Dogs
7. Albert
8. Crimson
9. New Zealand

Easy Quiz Questions

1. What is 5 divided by 1/2 plus 3?
2. I have two coins making 55 cents but one is not a nickel. How can that be?
3. Why are 1977 dollars worth more than 1976 dollars?
4. What word in the English language does nearly everyone pronounce incorrectly?
5. In the United States is it legal for a man to marry his widow’s sister?
6. How much dirt is there in a hole that measures two feet by three feet by four feet?
7. Some months have 30 days, some months have 31 days; how many have 28?
8. Which is correct – eight and eight IS fifteen or eight and eight ARE fifteen?
9. A 10 foot rope ladder hangs over the side of a boat with the bottom rung at the surface of the water. There is one foot between rungs and the tide goes up at the rate of 6 inches per hour. How long until three rungs are covered?
10. Mr. and Mrs. Smith have six daughters and each daughter has one brother. How many
people in the family?

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Easy Quiz Answers

Well, it’s supposed to be fun, not work!

1. 13. 5 divided by .5 = 10 + 3 = 13.
2. Only one is not a nickel, because it is a 50 cent piece. The other is a nickel.
3. Because \$1977.00 is more than \$1976.00.
4. The word ‘incorrectly’.
5. No. If he has a widow, then the man is dead and cannot marry anyone.
6. There is no dirt in a hole.
7. All the months.
8. Neither. Eight and eight equals SIXTEEN.
9. The rungs will never be covered because the boat rises with the tide.
10. 9 family members total. 6 daughters, 1 brother, Mr. Smith and Mrs. Smith.

Trivia Questions from the Year 2100

• What was the original name of the Russian island off the coast of Florida?
• When did New York City become the 52nd state?
• When was the national capital moved from Washington D.C. to Montana?
• What was money? When did they discontinue making currency under ten dollars?
• When did the prime rate last drop below 45%?
• In what year did the first-class postage rate go over a dollar?
• What are the chances of ratifying the ERA this year?
• What was the difference between the Ayatollah from Iran and the Iacocca from Detroit?
• When did the members of Congress first begin to make a million dollars a year?
• Where was the Panama Canal?
• How was Three Mile Canyon formed?
• In what year did Arizona become our western-most state?

50 Totally Random and Useless Facts

1. The US interstate highway system requires that one mile in every five be straight. These straight sections function as airstrips in times of war and other emergencies.
2. The Boston University Bridge is the only place in the world where a boat can sail under a train driving under a car driving under an airplane.
3. Cats have over one hundred vocal sounds, while dogs have only about ten.
4. Our eyes are always the same size from birth, but our nose and ears never stop growing.
5. In every episode of Seinfeld, there is a superman somewhere.
6. February 1965 is the only month in recorded history not to have a full moon.
7. The cruise liner, Queen Elisabeth II, moves only six inches for every gallon of diesel fuel that it burns.
8. Isaac Asimov is the only author to have a book published in every major Dewey Decimal category.
9. Columbia University is the second largest land owner in New York City, after the Catholic Church.
10. Cat urine glows under a black light.
11. Back in the mid-80s, an IBM compatible computer wasn’t considered 100% compatible unless it could run Microsoft’s Flight Simulator.
12. Leonardo Da Vinci invented the scissors.
13. In the last 4000 years, no new animals have been domesticated.
14. Babies are born without kneecaps. They don’t appear until the child is 2-6 years of age.
15. Nutmeg is extremely poisonous if injected intravenously.
16. If you have three quarters, four dimes and four pennies, you have \$1.19. You also have the largest amount of money in coins without being able to make change for a dollar.
17. The most common name in the world is Mohammed.
18. Michael Jordan makes more money from Nike annually that all of the Nike factory workers in Malaysia combined.
19. No NFL team which plays its home games in a dome has ever won a Superbowl.
20. The first toilet ever seen on TV was on “Leave it to Beaver”.
21. In the Great Fire of London in 1666, half of the city was burned down but only 6 people were injured.
22. One of the reasons marijuana is illegal today is because cotton growers in the 30s lobbied against hemp farmers – they saw them as competitors.
23. Only one person in two billion will live to be 116 years old.
24. The name Wendy was made up for the book -“Peter Pan”.
25. The characters Bert and Ernie on Sesame Street were named after Bert the cop and Ernie the taxi driver in Frank Capra’s “It’s a Wonderful Life”.
26. It was discovered on a space mission that a frog can throw up. The frog throws up its stomach first, so the stomach is dangling out of its mouth. The frog then uses its forearms to dig out all of the stomach’s contents and then swallows the stomach back down again.
27. Armored knights raised their visors to identify themselves when they rode past their king. This custom has become the modern military salute.
28. Sylvia Miles had the shortest performance ever nominated for an Oscar, in “Midnight Cowboy”. Her entire role lasted only 6 minutes.
29. Charles Lindburgh took only four sandwiches with him on his famous transatlantic flight.
30. Goethe couldn’t stand the sound of barking dogs and could only write if he had an apple rotting in the drawer of his desk.
31. Stewardesses is the longest word that is formally typed with only the left hand.
32. Armadillos have four babies at a time and they are always the same sex.
33. To escape the jaws of a crocodile, push your thumbs into its eyes – it will release you instantly.
34. If you toss a penny 10,000 times, it will come up heads approximately 4950 times because the heads picture weighs more than the tails side, so it ends up on the bottom more often.
35. Hydroxydeoxycorticosterones is the longest anagram in the English language.
36. Los Angeles’ full name is El Pueblo de Nuestra Senora la Reina de los Angeles de Pornciuncula.
37. An ostrich’s eye is bigger than its brain.
38. Al Capone’s business card said he was a furniture dealer.
39. The longest recorded flight of a chicken is 13 seconds.
40. Wilma Flintstone’s maiden name was Wilma Slaghoopal, and Betty Rubbles’ maiden name was Betty Jean Mcbricker.
41. A pregnant goldfish is called a twit.
42. 111,111,111 x 111,111,111 = 12,345,678,987,654,321
43. The Ramses brand condom is named after the great Pharoh Ramses II, who fathered over 160 children.
44. If NASA send birds into space, they would soon die because birds need gravity to swallow.
45. Dueling is legal in Paraguay as long as both parties are registered blood donors.
46. The computer term “byte” is a contraction of “by eight”.
47. The average ear of corn has eight hundred kernels arranged in sixteen rows.
48. The famous split-fingered Vulcan salute is actually intended to represent the first letter (“shin”, pronounced “sheen”) of the word “shalom”. As a boy, Leonard Nimoy observed his rabbi using it in a benediction and never forgot it; he was eventually able to add it to Star Trek lore.
49. The idea that “the Boogey Man will get you” comes from the Boogey people, who still inhabit an area of Indonesia. These people still act as pirates today, and attack passing ships.
50. Underground is the only word in the English language that begins and ends with the letters “und”

Beer Facts

It was the accepted practice in Babylonia 4,000 years ago that for a month after the wedding, the bride’s father would supply his son-in-law with all the mead he could drink. Mead is a honey beer, and because their calendar was lunar based, this period was called the “honey month” or what we know today as the “honeymoon”. I have also heard that it was believed that if the groom drank mead for an entire moon it would enhance the chances of his wife bearing a male heir, the bride however had to abstain from drinking alcohol at all.

Before thermometers were invented, brewers would dip a thumb or finger into the mix to find the right temperature for adding yeast. Too cold, and the yeast wouldn’t grow. Too hot, and the yeast would die. This thumb in the beer is where we get the phrase “rule of thumb”.

In English pubs, ale is ordered by pints and quarts. So in old England, when customers got unruly, the bartender would yell at them to mind their own pints and quarts and settle down. It’s where we get the phrase “mind your P’s and Q’s”.

After consuming a bucket or two of vibrant brew they called aul, or ale, the Vikings would head fearlessly into battle often without armor or even shirts. In fact, the term “berserk” means “bare shirt” in Norse, and eventually took on the meaning of their wild battles.

In 1740 Admiral Vernon of the British fleet decided to water down the navy’s rum. Needless to say, the sailors weren’t too pleased and called Admiral Vernon, Old Grog, after the stiff wool grogram coats he wore. The term “grog” soon began to mean the watered down drink itself. When you were drunk on this grog, you were “groggy”, a word still in use today.

Many years ago in England, pub frequenters had a whistle baked into the rim or handle of their ceramic cups. When they needed a refill, they used the whistle to get some service. “Wet your whistle”, is the phrase inspired by this practice.