|A very famous chemist was found murdered in his kitchen today. The police have narrowed it down to six suspects. They know it was a two man job. Their names: Felice, Maxwell, Archibald, Nicolas, Jordan, and Xavier.
A note was also found with the body: ’26-3-58/28-27-57-16′.
Who are the killers?
Felice and Nicholas are the murderers. The numbers correspond to atomic numbers on the periodic table of elements: ‘Fe-Li-Ce/Ni-Co-La-S’.
|Armed robbers invaded a bank. They were busy looting when suddenly a phone rang. The phone happened to be at the reception. One of the robber asked the receptionist to attend the call and talk without giving away the situation. The call happen to be from her mother. She spoke, ‘Do you have any emergency mom? Can you give me a call when I get home, I could really use your help in buying new curtains?’ Then she hangs up.
The robbers are busy when the police suddenly arrive, along with the mother of the receptionist.
How did she know about the robbery?
The receptionist was pretty clever. She had her finger on the mute button of the phone while talking with her mother, and muted everything except the words, “emergency,” “call,” and “help.” So while talking, she sounded like she was saying, “Emergency… Call… Help” to her mother, who then called the police.
|The answers to the following riddles share a common theme:
1. What do you call a cow that is laying down?
The answers are all types of meat.
1. Ground beef
|Sam loves to communicate by using word puzzles. This is sometimes confusing for other residents of the university dormitory. One night, this sign was posted on Sam’s door:
The other residents have no idea what Sam is up to. Do you?
Sam is “burning the midnight oil”.
OIL is in the middle of NITE, so it is midNITE (or midnight) oil. Since the midnight oil is on FIRE, it is burning.
To “burn the midnight oil” means to stay up working, and especially studying, late at night. This harkens back to the days when people used oil lamps at night.
|A circle has an equilateral triangle touching it’s circumference on the outside and another equilateral triangle touching its circumference on the inside, as pictured. What is the ratio of the areas of these two triangles?|
|Use synonyms of the words used to arrive at country names. (Ex. Starving. Starving = Hungry. Solution: Hungary).
2) Analyze State
1) Hey-tea = Haiti
2) Check Republic = Czech Republic
3) Den-mark = Denmark
4) Mad-a-gas-car = Madagascar
5) Sing-a-pour = Singapore
| Decipher the following terms:
1. 26 L of the A – 26 Letters of the Alphabet
2. 7 D of the W – 7 days of the Week
3. 7 W of the W – 7 wonders of the world
4. 12 S of the Z – 12 signs of the zodiac
5. 66 B of the B – 66 books of the bible
6. 52 C in a P (W J) – 52 cars in a pack (without jokers)
7. 13 S in the U S F – 13 stripes in the united states flag
8. 18 H on a G C – 18 holes on a golf course
9. 39 B of the O T – 39 books of the old testament
10. 5 T on a F – 5 toes on a foot
11. 90 D in a R A – 90 degrees in a right angle
12. 3 B M (S H T R) – 3 blind mice (see how they run)
13. 32 is the T in D F at which W F – 32 is the temperature in degrees Fahrenheit at which water freezes
14. 15 P in a R T – 15 players in a rugby team
15. 3 W on a T – 3 wheels on a tricycle
16. 100 C in a D – 100 cents in a dollar
17. 11 P in a F (S) T – 11 players in a football (soccer) team
18. 12 M in a Y – 12 months in a year
19. 13 is U F S – 13 is unlucky for some
20. 8 T on an O – 8 tentacles on an octopus
21. 29 D in F in a L Y – 29 days in February in a leap year
22. 27 B in the N T – 27 books in the New Testament
23. 365 D in a Y – 365 days in a year
24. 13 L in a B D – 13 loaves in a baker’s dozen
25. 52 W in a Y – 52 weeks in a year
26. 9 L of a C – 9 lives of a cat
27. 60 M in an H – 60 minutes in an hour
28. 23 P of C in the H B – 23 pairs of chromosomes in the human body
29. 64 S on a C B – 64 squares on checkers board
30. 9 P in S A – 9 provinces in south Africa
31. 6 B to an O in C – 6 bowls to an over in cricket
32. 1000 Y in a M – 1000 years in a millennium
33. 15 M on a D M C – 15 men on a dead man’s chest