If a peacock and a half, lay an egg and a half, in a day and a half.
How many eggs can a peacock lay in three days?
Hint: This is a Gotcha.
Answer: Peacocks do not lay eggs.
It is the peahen which lays the egg. The fact the question says they do, does not make it true.
Using the BrainTracker grid below, how many words can you find? Each word must contain the central Y and no letter can be used twice, however, the letters do not have to be connected. Proper nouns are not allowed, however, plurals are. Can you find the nine letter word?
Jack, our local lumberjack, can cut a section of tree trunk in exactly 4 minutes. He has a fifty foot long tree trunk which he wants to cut into 50 one foot sections. How long will this take him considering the fact he will not stop until the task is complete?
Answer: 196 minutes: since the 49th cut will be the last one.
I once cashed a cheque at the bank. I had spent £4.11 before I realised the bank clerk had made a mistake. He had transposed the pounds with the pence. I now had exactly 4 times the value of the original cheque. What was the original cheque's value?