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The Past Perfect
For The Mind
1 Bob and Carol and Ted and Alice all live in the
same house. Bob and Carol go out to a movie, and
when they return, Alice is lying dead on the floor in a
puddle of water and glass. It is obvious that Ted
killed her but Ted is not prosecuted or severely
Give a logical explanation.
2 A man is driving his car. He turns on the radio,
listens for five minutes, turns around, goes home, and
shoots his wife. Can you give a logical explanation?
3 There are two meanings to me. With one I may
need to be broken, with the other I hold on. My
favorite characteristic is my charming dimple. What
4 Thirty white horses on a red hill,
first champ, then stamp, and then stand still.
What Am I?
5 A body was discovered in a park in Chicago in the
middle of summer. It had a fractured skull and many
other broken bones, but the cause of death was
6 Two men, one big and burly and the other short
and thin, enter a bar. They both order identical
drinks. The big one gulps his down and leaves; the
other sips his slowly, then dies. Explain.
1 Alice is a goldfish; Ted is a cat
2 The radio program is one of the ‘call-up-somebody-and-
ask-them-a-question’ contest shows; the announcer gives
the phone number of the man's bedroom phone, and a male
3 A Tie 4 Your mouth while chewing
5 A man from Europe wanted desperately to get to the U.S.
Not having money for airfare, he stowed away in the
landing gear compartment of a jet. He died of hypothermia
in mid-flight, and fell out when the landing gear
compartment opened as the plane made its final approach.
6 The drinks contained poisoned ice cubes; the man who
drank slowly gave the ice cubes time to melt, while the other
Wise Couplets For Your Mind
‘Keep your thoughts clear, virtuous and wise.’
This is really treasured advice.
The unclear mind is easily tricked.
The untrained mind is muddled indeed.
When one has the Right View of everything
then there is little mental suffering.