How could this be possible?

Three mountain climbers paid a lot of money to be the first to scale a mountain. After several days of climbing they finally reached the pinnacle, and to their dismay, found a cabin and three frozen bodies. Since the mountain climbers were the first to ever climb the...

What do you get?

Take the number of states before Alaska and Hawaii were added. Double that and add the number of “winds.” Then subtract the number of Ali Baba’s thieves, not counting Ali Baba. Divide by the number of days in May minus 1. Cube the result. What do you...

Is it enough for you?

The Chief of the Narcotics Squad studied the photo of the three men who were leaning against the ship’s railing. “What do we know about these characters?” he asked. “Not much,” his assistant answered. “One of them is from Denmark,...

One question

A traveler came to a fork in the road at which he found a bystander. He knew that at the end of one of the forks there was a village inhabited by people who always told the truth. At the end of the other fork was a village inhabited by people who always told lies. He...

Throw the same ball

You don’t need to be a master of prestidigitation to figure this one out. All that is required is the power of observation or a little logic: You have observed that if you throw a tennis ball against a wall, it will stop and return to you. Simple. But how would...

How far does it travel?

A billiard ball is struck without side so that it strikes all four cushions and returns to its starting position. In what direction is it struck, and how far does it travel? Click here for the solution It must be stuck parallel to one of the diagonals, and its total...