July 22, 2009 3:43 am at 3:43 am #688334
The saltshaker is a cylinder, the salt crystals are squares (cubes).July 22, 2009 3:47 am at 3:47 am #688335anonymisssParticipant
I like this thread!!
~a~July 22, 2009 3:06 pm at 3:06 pm #688337
me too!! me too!!
(anyone know where that quote is from?)July 22, 2009 4:18 pm at 4:18 pm #688338
July 22, 2009 4:40 pm at 4:40 pm #688339
- Some brain teasers
- Name the one sport in which neither the spectators nor the participants know the score or the leader until the contest ends.
- What famous North American landmark is constantly moving backward?
- 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?
- What fruit has its seeds on the outside?
- In many liquor stores, you can buy pear brandy (but you can’t drink it if you keep kosher), 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?
- Only three words in Standard English begin with the letters “dw” and they are all common words. Name them.
- Name the one vegetable or fruit that is never sold frozen, canned, processed, cooked, or in any other form except fresh (hint: processing for bugs does not count as processing).
- Name 10 things that you can wear on your feet beginning with the letter “S.”
2) Niagara falls.
5) The bottle is placed over the pollinated pear blossom.
6) Dwell, dwindle, dwarf.
8) Shoes, sandals, slippers, socks, stockings, sneakers, stirrups, ?, ?, ?July 22, 2009 4:45 pm at 4:45 pm #688340
4. the strawberry
5. they put the bottle over the pear plant and it grows inside the bottleJuly 22, 2009 5:19 pm at 5:19 pm #688341
ICOT and yossiz, really good! Except that card games, including poker, are not a sport (IMO). And I did not include stirrups in my count of 10 for #8.
P.S. I thought #5 would be the one nobody would get, but you two got it in minutes! Did you already know the answer?July 22, 2009 5:31 pm at 5:31 pm #688342
yup. my father/friends taught meJuly 22, 2009 5:46 pm at 5:46 pm #688343YW Moderator-72Participant
1. boxingJuly 22, 2009 9:32 pm at 9:32 pm #688344
It was possibly buried in some subconcious cranial vault, but I don’t think so.
Is one of the answers to “3)” horseraddish?
Boxing doesn’t reveal the round-by-round scores until the end (to prevent a fighter from sitting on a lead), but you can still often tell who’s winning.July 22, 2009 10:00 pm at 10:00 pm #688345
1)Name the one sport in which neither the spectators nor the participants know the score or the leader until the contest ends.
Boxing or wrestling???
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?
What fruit has its seeds on the outside?
5)In many liquor stores, you can buy pear brandy (but you can’t drink it if you keep kosher), 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?
The pear seed or whatever is planted was placed inside the bottle and it grew around the pear. Someone in my neighborhood planated a tree that way inside their house.
6)Only three words in Standard English begin with the letters “dw” and they are all common words. Name them.
dwindle, dwarf, dwelling
7)Name the one vegetable or fruit that is never sold frozen, canned, processed, cooked, or in any other form except fresh (hint: processing for bugs does not count as processing).
8)Name 10 things that you can wear on your feet beginning with the letter “S.”
shoes, slippers, skates, sneakers, sox, stockings,sandals, silver (as in a toe ring or ankle bracelet), sand (Oh come ON, we all have done that before), ok, I can’t conjure up the tenth.July 22, 2009 10:40 pm at 10:40 pm #688346
3. More than 2! Asparagus, artichoke, rhubarb, sweet potatoes, chives…July 22, 2009 10:59 pm at 10:59 pm #688347snapplegrlMember
how bout a snow board.. it attaches to your feet..lolJuly 22, 2009 11:09 pm at 11:09 pm #688348anon for thisParticipant
snaplegrl, and of course skateboard & surfboard.July 22, 2009 11:13 pm at 11:13 pm #688349
AHHHHH! SKIS that’s the tenth.July 23, 2009 1:47 pm at 1:47 pm #688350
Great! All of them were answered!
LAer, I only have Asparagus and Rhubarb as “perennial” veggies, so the other ones you listed are news to me.
The 10 “s” things on my list were: shoes, socks, sandals, sneakers, slippers, skis, skates, snowshoes, stockings, stilts. Snowboard/skateboard is clever, but it’s not really something that is worn.July 23, 2009 2:12 pm at 2:12 pm #688351SJSinNYCMember
A snowboard is worn just as skis are…but with less mobility.July 23, 2009 3:32 pm at 3:32 pm #688352
SJS, when I was a kid – before all this global warming really cooked up the globe – there was so much snow that we couldn’t walk the ten miles to school (uphill both ways) each day because we would sink into it and not be able to walk. Actually, it was not just to school but anywhere that one wanted to walk. So we had to displace our weight on skis or snowshoes. Snowboards were not invented yet, so they were not worn.July 24, 2009 2:30 am at 2:30 am #688353
I feel a little like a dweeb, not getting all the answers.July 24, 2009 5:00 pm at 5:00 pm #688354
hey! that is another word that starts with dw!July 26, 2009 2:40 am at 2:40 am #688357haskelrascalMember
I want my mother to see her rich grandsonJuly 26, 2009 2:57 am at 2:57 am #688358haskelrascalMember
oops didnt see second pageJuly 26, 2009 3:04 am at 3:04 am #688359ambushParticipant
me too!! me too!!
(anyone know where that quote is from?)
“When Zaidy was Young”?
when they got lost in Bangkok, Thailand?July 27, 2009 7:06 pm at 7:06 pm #688360
yupJuly 27, 2009 7:09 pm at 7:09 pm #688361
a person wakes up, goes to work, then dies. the next day he gets up, goes to work, and dies again this keeps on going on. how is this possible?
HINT: check my spellingJuly 27, 2009 7:47 pm at 7:47 pm #688362
Maybe ‘dies’ should be spelt ‘dyes’, as if he colours, lol!July 27, 2009 7:58 pm at 7:58 pm #688363
nameless:got it!July 27, 2009 8:17 pm at 8:17 pm #688364
A man stops off in a small town on his way to another place.
He needs a haircut , so he asks someone where he can find a barber.
‘Well, there are ONLy two in this town. One in the east of town and one in the north’, was the reply.
The man started towards east and as he entered the barber shop, he was horrified at what he saw. The place was a mess, full of hair and dirt all over the floor. The barber looked like a complete wreck. Long, wild hair an overgrown beard, and the place was as untidy as can be. He quickly exited the shop and went towrds North.
As he entered this barber shop, he was delighted to see how clean and fresh the place looked. The barber himself was groomed and well taken care of. after a few minutes, he left the shop and went back to the FIRST barber to have his cut.
Why????July 27, 2009 8:21 pm at 8:21 pm #688365
’cause the second one gave him a bad haircut?July 27, 2009 8:24 pm at 8:24 pm #688366
Well, your on the right track……July 27, 2009 8:37 pm at 8:37 pm #688367
the first barber wasn’t experienced which is why he had a clean shop?July 27, 2009 8:47 pm at 8:47 pm #688368
No, the first barber had a dirty shop…
Ok, here is teh answer;
If there were only TWO barbers in town, then the barber with the good haircut was done by the other messy barber. so thats where he decided to go. The one with the clean haricut was obviously not so good orelse HE would have given a good haricut to the other one.July 2, 2010 1:35 am at 1:35 am #688369
well, he could have given himself the haircut… lots of people do thatJuly 2, 2010 3:37 am at 3:37 am #688370
That’s too much like the two boys go down a chimney and one comes out with a dirty face and the other has a clean face. Which one washes up? (this is actually a lesson in Gemarah logic)July 2, 2010 12:24 pm at 12:24 pm #688371Aishes ChayilParticipant
It IS a lesson in Gemorroh logic!
Can you pls run it by me again? Its a bit fuzzy in my mind…..July 2, 2010 3:14 pm at 3:14 pm #688372
the clean one takes a shower.
the one that’s clean See’s the dirty one and thinks he’s dirty, and vice versaJuly 2, 2010 3:31 pm at 3:31 pm #688373blinkyParticipant
So George comes out of a bar at night, goes to the house, goes up to the top floor, closes the lights and goes to bed. The next morning he looks out the window and he jumps out to his death. Something he saw caused him to commit suicide-what did see??July 2, 2010 5:12 pm at 5:12 pm #688374
is ti even possible that both would fall through the same chimney, and only one gets dirty while the other remains clean!?July 2, 2010 5:24 pm at 5:24 pm #688375
blinky – George lives in a lighthouse. When he turned off the light, he caused a shipwreck, which is what he saw in the morning. His guilt led him to commit suicide.July 2, 2010 5:33 pm at 5:33 pm #688377
building was on fireJuly 2, 2010 8:06 pm at 8:06 pm #688378
the clean one takes a shower.
the one that’s clean See’s the dirty one and thinks he’s dirty, and vice versa “
CH123 had the correct answer.
The person asking to be taught Gemara logic, when asked to answer the question, first replied, “The dirty one, of course,” to which the rov replied the answer that ChesedName gave. The student then looked up as he understood the explanation, and said, “Oh NOW I understand Gemarah logic. The Rov looked at him and said, “No my son, I am afraid you do not. Do you honestly believe that if two boys go down a sooty chimney only ONE of them will emerge with a dirty face??????? THAT, is Gemarah logic.”July 2, 2010 11:14 pm at 11:14 pm #688379
actually, before he comes to the gemoro logic answers he gives like ten other possibilities. I forget how i tgoes exactly, but some are:
the dirty one takes a shower because he sees himself dirty, and clean on doesn’t because sees himslef clean
neither takes a shower because clean one sees himself clean, and dirty one sees clean one, so thinks hes also clean
both take a shower because dirty one sees himself and clean one sees dirty on
etcJuly 4, 2010 3:08 am at 3:08 am #688380
Great story, and illustrative of the power of logic…July 4, 2010 2:57 pm at 2:57 pm #688381
how is it possible to divide 7 apples between 12 kids, in a way that each kid will receive an equal portion of apple, without dividing the apples into 6 or any number that is divisible by 6?July 4, 2010 4:16 pm at 4:16 pm #688382DWWashburnMember
Reminds me of one I heard when I was a kid:
Why didn’t the Maccabees have applesauce with their potato latkes on Chanukah?July 4, 2010 4:28 pm at 4:28 pm #688383
Why didn’t the Maccabees have applesauce with their potato latkes on Chanukah?
Because they preferred sour cream (and it wasn;t chanukah yet).July 4, 2010 4:33 pm at 4:33 pm #688384smartcookieMember
Because they had no latkes?(They had no extra oil for latkes! They only found one tiny jar for the menorah…)July 4, 2010 4:53 pm at 4:53 pm #688385
Because there was no Chanukah yet!July 4, 2010 5:46 pm at 5:46 pm #688386
they didn’t have apples.
applesauce is not correctJuly 5, 2010 12:49 am at 12:49 am #688387
Divide each apple into quarters, and each fourth in thirds. Give one third of each quarter to each child. Each child will receive 7 x 1/3 of 1/4 or 7/12 of the apples. Does that make any sense?? It did in my head a minute ago, now I am not so sure.
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