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Taking every other letter, starting with the first letter, gives TO BE OR NOT TO BE TH.
Taking every other letter, starting with the second letter, gives AT IS THE QUESTIO.
Puzzle 2
Assuming that there are nearly 7,000,000,000 (7 billion) people on Earth, estimate the size of number you'd get if you multiplied together the number of fingers on everyone's hands.
For this calculation, it might be easier to count a thumb as a finger.
How many zeroes would this number have? How many beaches of sand would this be?
How far into the galaxy could we reach if your answer was converted to miles?
How many zebras would you need to have this many hairs?
[Ref: ZXZF]
Hint: Think carefully about the people involved, does everyone have 10 fingers?
Answer: 0, zero, none, nothing.
There is a least one person who has lost all of their fingers on one hand, and so has zero fingers on that hand. So the number we get would be 5 x 5 x 5 x 5 x 5 x 5 x ... x 5 x 0. And anything times zero is zero!
Puzzle 3
If you have a very tight nut on a bolt, what is the best way to free it:
Heat it, cool it, either, neither?
[Ref: ZDBK]
Hint: Do things get larger or smaller when you heat them?
Answer: Heat it.
The nut will increase in size more than the bolt, this makes the hole in the nut larger so freeing the joint.
Puzzle 4
What word is the same backwards and upside down?
[Ref: ZJWM]
Hint: Which letters look the same upside down and backwards?
Answer: NOON.
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