GAME: Brain Teasers

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Post by Woodles » Fri Dec 19, 2014 9:20 am

... Or if it's 'in depth' and 'outside the box' - They've all laid claim to sunken treasure ships! :D
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Post by hgblade » Fri Dec 19, 2014 9:21 am

Mark --- 'fraid Copper is Cu - although Cobalt is Co.  8)

Cz is used as an abbreviation for Cubic Zirconia, but that's not an element.
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Post by UBT - Timbo » Fri Dec 19, 2014 10:42 am

Woodles wrote:Their abbreviations are all elements?

Argentina - Ar = Argon
Australia - Au = Gold
Brazil - Br = Bromine
Chile - Ch = Chlorine
Colombia - Co = Copper
Liechtenstein - Li = Lithium
Madagascar - Ma = Magnesium
Slovenia - Sl = Silver

Stuck on what Czechoslovakia could be though?

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Hi Mark,

How can I put this ? Nope !! Incorrect.
Besides which, Chlorine is Cl, Copper is Cu, Magnesium is Mg and Silver is Ag

But step sideways a bit and you are nearly there... ;)

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Post by UBT - Timbo » Fri Dec 19, 2014 10:43 am

Woodles wrote:... Or if it's 'in depth' and 'outside the box' - They've all laid claim to sunken treasure ships! :D
Hi Mark

Nope - way off the "mark" !!

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Post by Woodles » Fri Dec 19, 2014 3:36 pm

UBT - Timbo wrote:
Woodles wrote:Their abbreviations are all elements?

Argentina - Ar = Argon
Australia - Au = Gold
Brazil - Br = Bromine
Chile - Ch = Chlorine
Colombia - Co = Copper
Liechtenstein - Li = Lithium
Madagascar - Ma = Magnesium
Slovenia - Sl = Silver

Stuck on what Czechoslovakia could be though?

Mark
Hi Mark,

How can I put this ? Nope !! Incorrect.
Besides which, Chlorine is Cl, Copper is Cu, Magnesium is Mg and Silver is Ag

But step sideways a bit and you are nearly there... ;)

regards
Tim
Hi Tim,

I was going for abbreviation not periodic table names ... but you got me thinking (and I'd almost managed a whole year without!):

The URLs hosted by each country equates to an element from the periodic table.

Argentina - Ar = Argon
Australia - Au = Gold
Brazil - Br = Bromine
Chile - Cl = Chlorine
Colombia - Co = Cobalt (thanks Keith)
Liechtenstein - Li = Lithium
Madagascar - Mg = Magnesium
Slovenia - Si = Silicon

Czechoslovakia - Cs = Caesium but the Czech Republic (Cz) and Slovakia (Ck) don't match anything.


Back to Q27 :D

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Post by UBT - Timbo » Fri Dec 19, 2014 4:38 pm

Hi Mark,

You've got it now :)

They all have internet top-level domains that are chemical symbols.

Argentina - .ar - argon
Australia - .au - gold
Brazil - .br - bromine
Chile - .cl - chlorine
Colombia - .co - cobalt
Liechtenstein - .li - lithium
Madagascar - .mg - magnesium
Slovenia - .si - silicon

Czechoslovakia had the domain .cs, shared with caesium, whereas the Czech Republic (.cz) and Slovakia (.ck) lack this property.

Well done - it was worth it in the end...

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Re: GAME: Brain Teasers

Post by UBT - Mikee » Fri Jan 15, 2016 9:46 pm

We haven't had one of these of a while so I'll start again with a simple one...

The king has a visitor he wants to impress. He's already warned the citizens to be on their best behaviour and smartens the city up for the visit.

"I'd like to see everything" says the VIP "a tour of the capital and a visit to all your museums and galleries would be most welcome"

The King is delighted as this was exactly what he prepared for anyway!

The tour is all ready prepared and off they go.

The museums were prestine and beautiful, the galleries had all their most precious items on display. The VIP was mesmerized and totally impressed.

"I have had prepared a most glorious banquet in honour of your visit" said the King as they left the final gallery.
"That would be most welcome for I am looking forward to it" then he paused and pointed at a bedraggled man by the steps of the gallery. He was tired of face, with rags for clothes but a well fed, clean donkey accompanied him.

"Who is that?" asked the VIP. The King was horrified then realising who the beggar was he smiled and replied
"Ah that is the ricest man in the city, after me of course"
"How can that be?" asked the VIP "He's wearing rags, he's filthy and only seems to care for his donkey"
"That is, indeed, a very good question" replies the King "We know he's a smuggler but that's about it! We've our best spies follow him and try to find out what he's up to, but whatever it is he's doing we can't trace it. Every morning he deposits cash in the bank, goes out of the city and in the evening he comes back. His clothes are always dirty, but the donkey always appears well cared for. He pays all his bills and taxes, though without knowing what we can tax him for is a little difficult as he appears to have no income!"

So the question is...

What is the smuggler smuggling?
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Re: GAME: Brain Teasers

Post by hgblade » Sat Jan 16, 2016 1:50 pm

Donkeys?

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Post by UBT - Mikee » Sat Jan 16, 2016 3:00 pm

Said it was easy! Mind you why anyone would want to smuggle donkeys is beyond me! :-)
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Post by UBT - Timbo » Sat Jan 16, 2016 7:05 pm

UBT - Timbo wrote:Q27: Extra Special Bonus Xmas Question:

You can have until Boxing Day to answer it ;) If no correct answers by then, I get a point.

It was good to have the house full of people again; it had been far too quiet since the last of his seven daughters had left for college--seven daughters with seven different majors at seven different schools. About the only thing they had in common was that they were each dating an athlete, although none of them played the same sport--one was even on his school's fencing team. He was surprised all the boyfriends had come for Christmas dinner, but he supposed that since he was picking up the tab for the airfare, that a free trip to Hawaii in the winter had something to do with it. Each of his first three daughters had gone to Ivy League schools--one even to his alma mater at Harvard; his next two ended up at the University of California, at Los Angeles and Berkeley; and his two youngest got accepted to schools abroad--the University of Tokyo had been a bit of a surprise. Next year, after seven straight years--and for the first time this millennium--he wouldn't be attending a high-school graduation.
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Identify the boyfriend and his sport, the school, and major for each daughter. Name the order that the daughters were born in and the day of the week that they leave to go home. What is the seating arrangement at the dinner table?

Bonus question: what year is it?

I forgot to give this answer to this...not that anyone guessed or worked it out...

So, just in case, here are the hints:

Pay attention to the flow of the conversation, but don't assume more than can be firmly established.

Also, some information relies on the following facts:
* Christmas is on December 25th.
* New Years Eve is celebrated (usually by drinking too much alcohol) on December 31st.
* Swimming, fencing and wrestling are not games. Football, baseball, water polo and golf are games played with a ball.

* Fencing and wrestling are combat competitions.
* The game of American football is not a collegiate sport outside the United States; the player that passes the ball is the quarterback; there are more than forty players on a football team.
* Water polo is a game played in a pool with 7 players on each team; points are scored by throwing the ball into the opponents net, which is guarded by the goal keeper; the ball is moved across the pool either by swimming with it or passing it to another player.
* Ivy League schools are located on the East Coast of the United States. Harvard, Yale and Princeton are all Ivy League schools.

* Oxford University is in Oxford, England.
* Tokyo University is in Tokyo, Japan.
* Los Angeles and Berkeley are cities in California.
* Waikiki is a city in Hawaii.

* Hawaii is in the Pacific Ocean. The following are approximate distances from Hawaii:
* Berkeley and Los Angeles ~ 2500 miles
* Tokyo ~3900 miles
* Yale, Harvard and Princeton ~5000 miles
* England ~7000 miles

* Biology and physics are physical sciences; none of the other majors is a physical science.
* High school in America typically includes the last three or four years of school before college.
* A designated driver remains sober in order to drive people who've had too much alcohol home.
* A monogram is formed from the first letter of a person's first, last and (sometimes) middle names.

(As you might be able to tell, the question was from an American website, where certain things us Brits know, they need to be reminded of !!)

Answers are on the next posting :)

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Re: GAME: Brain Teasers

Post by UBT - Timbo » Sat Jan 16, 2016 7:06 pm

Hi all,

Answers are:

From oldest to youngest the sisters are:

Who, Boyfriend, Sport, Major, School, Departure day
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Danica, Hank, Water Polo, History, Yale, Tue
Electra, Edward, Fencing, Philosophy, Princeton, Wed
Angelina, Lars, Golf, Business, Harvard, Fri
Gabrielle, James, Wrestling, Poly Sci., UCLA, Sat
Farrah, Kyle, Football, Physics, Berkeley, Mon.
Brooke, Michael, Baseball, Biology, Tokyo, Thu
Christie, Ian, Swimming, Math, Oxford, Sun

The seating arrangement is:

---------- Dad ----------
Hank.............Danica
Christie..........Ian
Kyle..............Farrah
Electra...........Edward
Michael..........Brooke
Gabrielle........James
Lars..............Angelina
---------- Mom ----------

The year is 2003. This is the only year from 2000 to 2007 where Christmas is on a Thursday.

There - twasn't so hard was it !!

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Re: GAME: Brain Teasers

Post by Woodles » Sun Jan 17, 2016 4:09 pm

Hi Mikee, that reminded me about the worker smuggling wheelbarrows from a factory, similar story.

I remember that one Tim, I got about half way through it then left it for later ... I guess now is 'later' but a bit too late!

A simple one:

Each letter in the sentence below represents a number. Solve so that the sentence is still correct.

seven + seven + six = twenty

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