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This sentence contains sixtyseven letters, one hyphen, two commas and a full stop.
Interestingly, this sentence contains eightynine letters, one hyphen, three commas and the final full stop.
Finally, this sentence contains seventynine letters, one hyphen, three commas and one full stop.
Puzzle 650
The area of the floor of the tank is 6 square feet, and the water in it is 9 inches deep. How much does the water rise if a 1foot metal cube is placed in it? How much further does the water rise if a second 1foot cube is also placed in the tank?
[Ref: ZRLN]
Hint: Quite a tricky question, try drawing the tank.
Answer: 1.8 inches, then another 2.2 inches.
Initially the volume of water is 6 * 9/12 = 4.5 cubic feet. The first cube effectively reduces the crosssectional area of the tank to 5 square feet, causing the water to be 4.5/5 foot = 10.8 inches deep. Therefore rises 1.8 inches. The second cube is then placed on the floor of the tank, the crosssectional area is 4 square feet up to a height of 1 foot, and this is filled by 4 cubic feet of water. The remaining 0.5 cubic foot, in a crosssectional area of 6 square feet, requires a height of 0.5/6 foot = 1 inch. The water is therefore 13 inches deep and has risen by another 2.2 inches.
Puzzle 651
Can you tell what this rebus is?
DDDDDDDDDDDDDD
DDDDDWESTDDDDD
DDDDDDDDDDDDDD
[Ref: ZCGO]
Hint: Say what you see.
Answer: West Indies: [WEST IN D's].
Puzzle 652
In a dictionary, the verb 'BE' has a number of definitions and forms:
BE [verb]
be I am going to be watching the squirrels dance. am I am watching the squirrels dance. is She is watching the squirrels dance. are You are watching the squirrels dance. was She was watching the squirrels dance. were We were watching the squirrels dance. been They have been watching the squirrels dance.
Therefore you can correctly say 'I am', 'she is', 'you are', etc.
Is it ever grammatically correct to say 'I is'?
[Ref: ZMDQ]
Hint: There is a little trick in this question.
Answer: Yes.
I is the first letter of igloo!
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