It can sizzle like bacon,
It is made from an egg,
It has plenty of backbone, but lack a good leg,
It peel layers like onions, but still remain whole,
It can be long, like a flagpole, yet fit in a hole.
Dr. Watson has a new card puzzle for Sherlock Holmes. He picks four cards out of the pack of 52 cards and lays them face down on the table. He offers four hints to Sherlock.
1) The left card can’t be greater than the one on right.
2) The difference between the first card and third card equals to eight.
3) None of the Ace is present
4) No face card has been included i.e. no queen king and jacks.
5) The difference between the second and fourth card is 7.
Sherlock smiles and tells all the four cards to Dr. Watson.
2, 3, 10 and 10
To maintain the difference of eight and keeping in mind the third and fourth hint, the first and third cards can be 2 and 10 or 10 and 2. But keeping in mind the first hint, we know that the first card is 2 and the third is 10. Similarly, if we see the fifth hint, the difference between the second and fourth card should be 7. Thus we know that the second card is 3 and the fourth card is 10.
Since marbles can only be taken out in pairs and you started off with an odd number of yellows there is always going to be one yellow left over that you'll keep putting back in the box until it's left on it's own.
Two friends , Torres and Lampard, meet after a long time.
Torres: Hey, how are you man?
Lampard: Not bad, got married and I have three kids now.
Torres: That's awesome. How old are they?
Lampard: The product of their ages is 72 and the sum of their ages is the same as your birth date.
Torres: Cool..But I still don't know.
Lampard: My eldest kid just started taking piano lessons.
Torres: Oh now I get it.
The sum of their ages is the same as your birth date. That could be anything from 1 to 31 but the fact that Torres was unable to find out the ages, it means there are two or more combinations with the same sum. From the choices above, only two of them are possible now.
In the figure given below, you can see that there are five squares. Supposedly if this figure is formed using different matchsticks (refer the slight gap between matchsticks), can you remove just two matchsticks so that only two squares remain ?
Three men are living in a desert namely – Alex, Brian and Chris.
Alex hates Chris and thus he decides to kill him. To succeed in his evil intentions, he poison the water supply of Chris. Since they are living in desert, he will have to drink water or he will die of thirst.
Brian is not aware of the actions of Alex and he plans to kill Chris as well. To do this, he killed the water supply of Chris.
This is more of a philosophical question than being a riddle or a puzzle. The action of Brian directly led to the result which is the death of Chris. Thus he murdered Chris. In a sense, Chris died due to the lack of water. It is the circumstances that ultimately led to his death.
I was invited on a pet show by a fellow colleague. Since I was a bit busy that day, I sent my brother to the show. When he returned back I asked him about the show. He told me that all except two animals were fishes, all except two animals were cats and all except two entries were dogs.
To his statement I was a bit puzzled and I could not understand how many animals of each kind were present in that pet show. Can you tell me?
The question might appear a bit difficult in the starting but if you analyze the statements, you will realize that it is just a tricky one.
All except two were fishes and all except two were cats. With these statements we can assume that two of the animals were not fishes and two were not cats. Now one of those animals that are not fishes can be a cat and one of those two animals that are not cats can be a fish. Just carry out the same analysis for the statement that all except two animals were not dogs and you will come across the result i.e.:
In that competition, there was one fish, one cat and one dog.
Two companions Terry and Garry were talking about their families. Terry told some great stories about his courageous grandfather who fought for Britain in "World War I". Terry told that his grandfather is so brave that he was awarded a bravery honour medal with words "For our Courageous Soldiers In World War I" embedded into it.