We have 4 blue, 4 red, 4 green and 4 yellow hats. All the hats must be labelled with an arithmetic sign – ‘+’, ‘-‘, ‘x’ or ‘/’ in a manner that one sign is used on a particular color only once. Now these hats must be arranged in a 4x4 grid in a manner that no two rows or columns have a repeating color or sign.
To give you a kick start, we have arranged 4 hats in the grid. Can you place the rest of them ?
In a jar, there are some orange candies and some strawberry candies. You pick up two candies at a time randomly. If the two candies are of same flavor, you throw them away and put a strawberry candy inside. If they are of opposite flavors, you throw them away and put an orange candy inside.
In such manner, you will be reducing the candies in the jar one at a time and will eventually be left with only one candy in the jar.
If you are told about the respective number of orange and strawberry candies at the outset, will it be feasible for you to predict the flavor of the final remaining candy ?
At each draw, the number of strawberry candies are either decreasing by 2 or not decreasing at all. In the case of orange candies, at each draw, they are either increasing by 1 or decreasing by 1.
Thus on an assumed outset with at least one candy in the jar to begin with, if the number of strawberry candies are 0 or are even in numbers, they will finish off leaving an orange candy at the end. If otherwise, the remaining candy will be a strawberry one.
A terrorist hijacks a plane with 10 passengers and there is lots of gold in the plane.
After talking the gold , he asked the government officials for 11 parachutes.
He killed all the passenger so that no one can identify him , take one parachute and jumps off.
Was he stupid to ask for 11
parachutes if he need only one ?
n a hotel, a man was sleeping when he heard a knock on the door. He shifted the blanket and stepped down from the bed. He waked to the door and opened it to find a stranger standing outside.
Upon opening the gate, that stranger said, "Pardon me, I must have made a mistake. I thought this was my room."
The stranger then walked the corridor and climbed down the stairs. The man closed the door and immediately called the security. He asked them to arrest that stranger immediately.
Why did he asked them to arrest that stranger? What made him suspicious?
Before going to work, Inspector Montalbano got into the fight with his wife. After coming back from the work he found out that the police was in the home and his wife had just killed a burglar.
The police told that she killed the burglar in self-defense. She told her husband the story that she heard a doorbell and thought that it was me and as soon as she opened the door, the burglar jumped into her and she was so scared that she killed burglar immediately with the knife. Inspector Montalbano asked the police to arrest her wife for murder conspiracy. Why?
Once there lived a king who did not allow anybody to leave the kingdom and any foreigners in his kingdom. There was only one bridge that connected his empire with the outer world. A guard who was a sharpshooter was specially assigned for a lookout on the bridge. According to the orders, anyone moving outside should be killed and anyone coming to his kingdom should be sent back. To take rest, the guard used to sit inside his hut for 5 minutes and return back on the lookout. The bridge took a minimum of 8 minutes to pass.
Even then, a woman was able to escape the kingdom without incurring any kind of harm to the guard.
The woman started walking across the bridge when the guard was inside the hut. She walked all the time he was inside (5 minutes) and then turned and moved back towards the kingdom. On approaching the kingdom he was asked for papers and since she did not have any, she was sent back.
A mastermind organized a quiz competition in which six selected candidates were invite namely James Hunt, Ruxandra Bar, Sophia Connors, David Finch, Fred Odea and Brian Miller. A 'special puzzle' was asked to all of them. The first one to answer it was promised for a big award.
After that, the candidates were offered the meal before the mastermind stood up to announce the much awaited result. He started announcing:
'Ok now everybody!'
'The winner of…..'
'The Hardest Riddle Ever Event.'
And then he smiled. All the candidates understood who won.
Just look at the announcement lines. The first sentence in 'Ok now everybody!' If you take out just the first letter of every word, it will form 'ONE'. In the same manner the second sentence 'The winner of…..' will give form 'TWO' and the third sentence 'The Hardest Riddle Ever Event.' Will form THREE.
Thus the final sentence must form FOUR. There is only one candidate who can suffice with the first two letter and he is Fred Odea. The final sentence of the mastermind must be, 'Fred Odea: Ultimate Riddler!'
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