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# Socks

Inside the drawer of a dressing-table in a dark room, there are 28 black socks and 28 brown socks. What is the minimum number of socks that I must take out of the drawer to guarantee that I have a matching pair?

Three. If I pick three socks, then either they are all of the same colors [in which case I certainly have a pair of the same color] or else two are of one color and the third is of the other color, so in that case, I would again have a matching pair.

## How can this be?

A certain large animal lives happily and thrives here on Earth. One day, every single one of these critters is wiped out by a mysterious disease which affects only this particular animal. There are none left anywhere on earth -- they are all gone. About a year or so...

## How old is Mike?

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## How many – how much?

The engineering department was arranging for a rather expensive catered lunch to bid farewell to their retiring colleague. They calculated that it would cost each person \$30. One good mathematician remarked, "It's lucky that there aren't five fewer of us to split the...

## Which ball?

Two barrels contain each the same amount of water. The water temperature in one barrel is 49°F while the other is at 29°F. Two golf balls of same dimension and weight are dropped simultaneously into the barrels. The golf balls are dropped from the same height.Which...