Friday, October 28, 2011

Eggs in a basket

There are six eggs in the basket. Six people each take one of the eggs. How can it be that one egg is left in the basket?

Solution: http://pastebin.com/nZe0UP6u

Thursday, October 27, 2011

Doctor cannot operate his son

A man and his son are in a car crash. The father is killed and the child is taken to hospital gravely injured. When he gets there, the surgeon says, 'I can't operate on this boy - for he is my son!!!' How can this possibly be?

Solution: http://pastebin.com/PqNMTqpr

Wednesday, October 26, 2011

The Coconut Grove disaster

An American nightclub called 'The Coconut Grove' had a terrible fire in which over 400 people died. A simple design flaw in the building led to the death toll being so high. Subsequently, regulations were changed to ensure that all public buildings throughout the country eliminated this one detail which proved so deadly. What was it?

Answer: http://pastebin.com/wdt10YEp

Unique pricing system

Many shops have prices set just under a round figure, e.g. $9.99 instead of $10.00 or $99.95 instead of $100.00 . It is assumed that this is done because the price seems lower to the consumer. But this is not the reason the practice started. What was the original reason for this pricing method?

Answer: http://pastebin.com/W5JL2rjU

Who is the murderer

Acting on an anonymous phone call, the police raid a house to arrest a suspected murderer. They don't know what he looks like but they know his name is John and that he is inside the house. The police bust in on a carpenter, a lorry driver, a mechanic and a fireman all playing poker. Without hesitation or communication of any kind, they immediately arrest the fireman. How do they know they've got their man?

Solution: http://pastebin.com/Ypey6Q4w

Whom to choose!

You are driving down the road in your car on a wild, stormy night, when you pass by a bus stop and you see three people waiting for the bus
  • An old lady who looks as if she is about to die.
  • An old friend who once saved your life.
  • The perfect partner you have been dreaming about.
Knowing that there can only be one passenger in your car, whom would you choose? 

Monday, July 18, 2011

Man & Elevetor Problem

A man lives on the twelfth floor of an apartment building. Every morning he takes the elevator down to the lobby and leaves the building. In the evening, he gets into the elevator, and, if there is someone else in the elevator -- or if it was raining that day -- he goes back to his floor directly. Otherwise, he goes to the tenth floor and walks up two flights of stairs to his apartment.

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