The year 1999 is special, using the numbers 1, 9, 9 and 9, in that order, make the number 89. You may use brackets and any standard mathematics operation such as the square root, +, -, * and /. For example, 26 = -1 + 9 + 9 + 9.
Answer: 89 = -1 + 9 + (9 * 9).
What is being described here:
The beginning of eternity.
The end of time and space.
The beginning of every end.
The end of every place.
Hint: The answer is a single letter.
Answer: The letter E.
A bunch of flies are trapped in a sealed jar. You place the jar on a set of scales. The scales will register the greatest weight when the flies are:
sitting on the bottom of the jar
flying around the inside of the jar
neither, the weight is exactly the same in each case
Answer: 3: the weight depends on the mass of the jar (including flies) and the position of the flies does not change that. Their weight in flight is transmitted to the bottom of the jar by the air currents generated by their wings.
My 6, 7, 3 is a tear to a newspaper.
My 5, 4, 1 is damper than moist.
My 1, 7, 6, 4 makes you weary blowing it up.
My 5, 7, 6, 9 helps electricity to flow.
My 8, 10, 2 is an attempt at this puzzle.
My whole might have been used to create this puzzle.
Hint: These are the first letters of the words: R, W, T, W, T.
Rip, wet, tire, wire, try.