What can't you eat for breakfast?
Hint: This puzzle has a twist.
How many days before 17th August is it, if 50 days ago, it was four times as many days since March 30th?
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Hint: How many days separate the two dates.
Answer: 18 days.
The second date (Date2) occurs 140 days after the first date (Date1).
If we temporarily ignore the 50 day gap, we therefore have 90 days to split in the ratio 4:1, which is 72:18.
So we have Date1 -> 72 days -> 50 days -> 18 days -> Date2.
18 days before Date2 is 30th July. QED.
Can you name four days which start with the letter "T"?
Hint: Thanksgiving isn't one of the answers.
Answer: Tuesday, Thursday, today, and tomorrow!
My BrainBashers electronic world atlas has developed another fault, I did a listing of miles from England to particular countries and here is the result:
Brazil 4,400 miles
Canada 3,600 miles
Denmark 5,400 miles
Zaire 2,600 miles
Yemen 3,400 miles
Germany 5,400 miles
How far away did it list Argentina as?
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Answer: 5,800 miles: each consonant is worth 1,000 miles and each vowel is worth 200 miles.
In a day of foraging, a tramp collects 25 cigarette ends.
He knows that for every 5 cigarette ends he can make a new cigarette.
How many cigarettes can the tramp make and then actually smoke?
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Hint: Remember that he can reuse the ends once he's smoked a cigarette.
Answer: 6 cigarettes.
From the initial 25, he can make and smoke 5 cigarettes. From these 5 ends, he can make one more.