Name three consecutive days without using the words Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday, or Sunday.
Hint: What day is it today?
Answer: Yesterday, today, and tomorrow!
Note: Christmas Eve, Christmas Day and Boxing Day isn't correct as Boxing Day isn't always the day following Christmas Day.
I've been quite poorly lately and the doctor has prescribed me a two courses of tablets (Anvilite and Bigoxy) to solve my problem and I must take one of each at the same time, once every day.
These tablets are rather expensive so I've been very careful with them.
Last night I'd just got my Anvilite tablet. I was about to get my Bigoxy tablet when two tablets fell out of the bottle into my hand and joined the Anvilite tablet. This was a major problem for me as all three tablets were identical, the same size, the same weight, and neither had any markings on it. I had to take one of each but I couldn't tell them apart, and they were far too expensive to throw these three tablets away and start again.
What did I do?
Hint: Can I add something to the three tablets to help?
I cut each of the three tablets in half, and created two piles (i.e. as I broke each tablet, I placed one half in the left pile and the other half in the right pile).
Each pile now had one half of Anvilite, and two halves of Bigoxy.
All I had to do was to split another Anvilite tablet, and place half in each pile, so each pile then had two halves of each tablet (i.e. a whole tablet), which is exactly how many I had to take.
I had one pile last night, and the other pile is for tonight.
A couple were invited a local party, they arrived early and were offered some of the freshly made, iced punch. They couldn't stay at the party very long and left early. The next day they found out that everyone else who had drunk the punch had been poisoned and had fallen very ill. Why were the couple not ill?
Hint: The poison was already in the punch when the couple arrived.
Answer: The poison was in the ice cubes and as the couple had arrived early the ice had not yet melted. As the evening progressed the ice melted and poisoned the punch.
Fred Smith bought a used car for £4,000 and sold it to Alice for £5,000. Fred later bought it back for £6,000 and then resold it to Alan £7,000. How much profit did Fred make?
Hint: Imagine Fred started with a large sum of money.
Imagine Fred started with £20,000, after buying the car he would have had £16,000. He then sold it to Alice, which left him with £21,000 and then bought it again leaving him £15,000. Fred finally sold it again leaving him with £22,000. So Fred's profit was £2,000.
Alternatively, you can see that Fred spent a total of £4,000 + £6,000 = £10,000 and received a total of £5,000 + £7,000 = £12,000. A difference of £2,000.
Using the BrainTracker grid below, how many words can you find? Each word must contain the central K 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?