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# A foot, a yard, a mile

Let us assume that you are an Atlas. We won’t ask you to support the world. Uncle Sam already does that. All we ask you to do is to take a gigantic piece of cigarette paper and tear it in half. Next, put the two pieces on top of each other and tear them in two. Then put the ensuing four pieces on top of each other and tear them in two. Follow this procedure 32 times until you have a large stack of cigarette paper. This will have required a considerable use of your muscles. Now flex your mental muscles and make an approximate guess as to how high the pile would be. Would it be a foot, a yard, a mile or what?

It would reach beyond the moon. Figure it out if you do not believe this đź™‚

## The right way

Jack and Joe were on vacation and driving along a deserted country road from the town of Kaysville to the town of Lynnsville. They came to a multiple fork in the road. The sign post had been knocked down and they were faced with choosing one of five different...

## Explorer

An explorer undertakes to cross a desert with the help of porters. The length of the trail corresponds to 6 days walk. But the explorer, like each porter, can carry only 4 days food. How many porters does the explorer need? In fact, can he cross at all?The...