Santa always leaves plans for his elves to determine the order in which the reindeer will pull his sleigh. This year, for the European leg of his journey, his elves are working to the following schedule, that will form a single line of nine reindeer:
Comet behind Rudolph, Prancer and Cupid. Blitzen behind Cupid and in front of Donder, Vixen and Dancer. Cupid in front of Comet, Blitzen and Vixen. Donder behind Vixen, Dasher and Prancer. Rudolph behind Prancer and in front of Donder, Dancer and Dasher. Vixen in front of Dancer and Comet. Dancer behind Donder, Rudolph and Blitzen. Prancer in front of Cupid, Donder and Blitzen. Dasher behind Prancer and in front of Vixen, Dancer and Blitzen. Donder behind Comet and Cupid. Cupid in front of Rudolph and Dancer. Vixen behind Rudolph, Prancer and Dasher.
Can you help the elves work out the order of the reindeer?
Hint: Here are the first letters of the names: G, R, E, P, M, E, A, A.
gl = Gail
rs = Rose or Iris
dth = Edith
ptsy = Patsy
mxn = Maxine
dwn = Edwina or Dawn
gth = Agatha
dry = Audrey
We live in a large tower block, 10 floors high.
My 5 year old son goes to school each day using the lift from the 10th floor to the ground floor.
However, when he returns in the evening, he uses the lift to get to the 5th floor and then uses the stairs for the remaining 5 floors. Why?
Hint: What's different between a 5 year old and an adult.
He cannot reach the required button, floor 5 is the highest he can reach at the moment.