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34. There are five houses in five different colours starting from left to right. In each house lives a person of a different nationality. These owners all drink a certain type of beverage, smoke a certain brand of cigarette and keep a certain type of pet. No two owners have the same pet, smoke the same brand or drink the same beverage. The question is: WHO OWNS THE FISH??? Hints:
33. 2 fathers and 2 sons go fishing. Each of them catches one fish. So why do they bring home only 3 fishes?
32. Complete this sequence of letters: o, t, t, f, f, s, s, _, _, _.
31. You are in a bit of a pickle.You are trapped in a house of three rooms.Hungry alligators,lions that haven't eaten in a year,and rattlesnakes.Which room is the safest room to enter?
30. With thieves I consort. With the vilest in short. I'm quite at ease in depravity; yet all divines use me and savants can't lose me for I am the centre of gravity. What am I ?
29. What is special about the following sequence of numbers?8 5 4 9 1 7 6 10 3 2 0 ?
28. Three people check into a hotel. They pay $30 to the manager and go to their room. The manager suddenly remembers that the room rate is $25 and gives $5 to the bellboy to return to the people. On the way to the room the bellboy reasons that $5 would be difficult to share among three people so he pockets $2 and gives $1 to each person. Now each person paid $10 and got back $1. So they paid $9 each, totalling $27. The bellboy has $2, totalling $29. Where is the missing $1?
27. Write 2009 using six 7's. You may use as many of
the arithmetic symbols + – × ÷ ^ ( ) as you like.
26. Form a sequence of digits by starting with 1 and 2, and letting each the next digit(s) be the product of the two previous digits: 122483224648242432168881262648646482... Show that the numbers 0, 5, 7, and 9 never appear, but arbitrarily long sequences of 8's appear.
25. Here is a series of numbers. What is the next number in the sequence?
24. Two shaggy old dogs were walking down the street. Captain sits down and scratches his ear, then turns to Champ and growls, "If one of your fleas jumped onto me, we'd have the same number." Champ barks back, "But if one of yours jumped onto me, I'd have five times as many as you!" How many fleas are there on Champ?
23. Whose Footprints?
One of the triplets left muddy footprints all over the kitchen floor. Since all three wear the same size shoes, their mom and dad can't tell which triplet should clean up the floor. "I didn't do it," said Annie. "Danny did it," said Fanny. "Fanny is lying," said Danny. Only one of the triplets is telling the truth — the other two are lying.
Whose footprints are on the kitchen floor?
22. Two students are sitting on opposite sides of the same desk. There is nothing in between them but the desk. Why can't they see each other?
21. There are only two T's in Timothy Tuttle. True or false?
20. A girl who was just learning to drive went down a one-way street in the wrong direction, but didn't break the law. How come?
19. What’s a mixed feeling?
18. Every month, a girl gets allowance. Assume last year she had no money, and kept it up to now. Then she spends 1/2 of her money on clothes, then 1/3 of the remaining money on games, and then 1/4 of the remaining money on toys. After she bought all of that, she had $7777 left. Assuming she only gets money by allowance, how much money does she earn every month?
17. If 1/2x +1/2(1/2x + 1/2(1/2x +1/2(1/2x + ... = y, then x = ?
16. One day, a person went to horse racing area, Instead of counting the number of human and horses, he instead counted 74 heads and 196 legs. Yet he knew the number of humans and horses there. How did he do it, and how many humans and horses are there?
15. Which country makes panama hats?
14. Alex, Bret, Chris, Derek, Eddie, Fred, Greg, Harold, and John are nine students who live in a three storey building, with three rooms on each floor. A room in the West wing, one in the centre, and one in the East wing. If you look directly at the building, the left side is West and the right side is East. Each student is assigned exactly one room. Can you find where each of their rooms is:
1. Harold does not live on the bottom floor.2. Fred lives directly above John and directly next to Bret (who lives in the West wing).3. Eddie lives in the East wing and one floor higher than Fred.4. Derek lives directly above Fred.5. Greg lives directly above Chris
13. The island of Casper have a rather eccentric postal system. Postage for an item can be anything from 1 Cent to 15 Dollars, and you must use exact postage. Frustratingly, there is only space on the envelopes in Casper to attach a maximum of three stamps. What is more, they only have three different denominations of stamps, can you work out what they are?
12. At a musical recital five students (John, Kate, Larry, Mary and Nick) performed five musical pieces. Two by Bach, two by Mozart and one by Vivaldi. There were three violinists and two pianists. Each student performed only one piece, and played only one instrument. Find the order of the students, their respective instruments and the composer, with the following conditions:
1. The composers were not played consecutively. Vivaldi was played last and Mozart was played first.2. There was one piano piece that was played between two violin pieces, and two violin pieces between the first and last piano piece.3. There were no piano pieces by Mozart.4. Kate played third.5. Nick played the piano, and immediately followed John, who played a piece by Mozart.
11. Mary did not play a piece by Vivaldi.
10. You are walking through a field, and you find something to eat. It doesn't have bones, and it doesn't have meat. You pick it up and put it into your pocket. You take it home and put it on a shelf, but 3 day's later it walks away. What is it?
9. There are 20 people in an empty, square room. Each person has full sight of the entire room and everyone in it without turning his head or body, or moving in any way (other than the eyes). Where can you place an apple so that all but one person can see it?
8. A man has to get a fox, a chicken, and a sack of corn across a river. He has a rowboat, and it can only carry him and one other thing. If the fox and the chicken are left together, the fox will eat the chicken. If the chicken and the corn is left together, the chicken will eat the corn. How does the man do it?
3. Give me food, and I will live; give me water, and I will die. What am I?
2. What gets wetter and wetter the more it dries?