We Can Work It Out

Right now I’m working on choosing a new design for this blog. It might have a bit more to do with the ocean or owls than it does right now. It will probably look a little different, but I hope you’ll like it. Throughout today I’ll probably be going back and forth between designs, so the website might be acting somewhat “dynamic” for a bit! For the time being, here are some fun puzzles you can do:

1. A dead man is found in a locked room, hanging from the ceiling 4 ft. above the floor. The room is completely empty, except for a puddle of water below him. How did he die?

2. What English word means burning wood when you take away the first letter of the word?

3. Three little boys, Adam, Billy, and Curtis are talking to each other about the toy car collection of David. Adam says: “David has at least four blue cars.” Billy says: “No, he has less than four blue cars.” “According to me,” says Curtis, “David has at least one blue car.” If you know that only one of the three boys is right, how many blue cars does David possess?

4. One man shows another the portrait of a gentleman. He tells him: “I have neither brothers nor sisters, but this man’s father is the son of my father.” Who is the man in the painting?

5. There are 20 people in an empty, square room. Each person has full sight of the entire room without turning his head or body, or moving in any way other than the eyes. Where can you place an apple so that all but one person can see it?

If you post your answers to any of these in the comments box, I’ll post back and tell you if you’re right. No cheating! If you can solve all of them, then I will be officially amazed. Good luck!

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6 Responses to We Can Work It Out

  1. DBP says:

    1. The man stood on a block of ice to hang himself; the block of ice melted causing a puddle of water.

    3. I believe that poor David doesn’t have any blue cars.

    4. The man in the painting is the man’s son

    5. I think that it would be possible for them all to see the room if they were lined up around the perimeter of the room facing into the room. As to the apple i think it should be put on someone’s head.

    Sorry, i didn’t have any idea as to the answer of number 2, but i do know that your new design for the blog looks absolutely amazing.

    • kahoblossom says:

      1. You’re 100% right, well done.
      3. Poor David has no blue cars, you’re right. But is Adam, Billy, or Curtis right?
      4. Right again :-)
      5. The apple is on someone’s head, yes.

      Thanks so much for you comment! I’m really glad you like the new design :-)

      • DBP says:

        Sorry, i couldn’t think of a better word to describe how brilliant your new blog design is but as proven by my nonexistent answer to number 2, i’m not that great with words. And by the way Billy was right.

      • kahoblossom says:

        Yes, Billy is right, well done. Sorry I can’t tell you the answer to 2, but maybe some other person will figure it out.

  2. Nosey Blighter says:

    2 could be a member, which would leave an ember.

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