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- 1. BENDING PUZZLES
- 2. PUZZLE 1 A Drink Too Far! One man walked into a bar and ordered a drink with ice. He drank it quickly and left the bar.Another man walked into the bar and sat down in theexact same seat as the man before. He ordered theexact same drink in the exact same glass as theprevious man. The glass was refilled without beingwashed. Then he DIED!!! But the First man lived! WHY DID THE SECOND MAN DIE?
- 3. SOLUTION 1 A Drink Too Far! There was POISON in the ICE! The First man drank the drink before the ice melted. Then the Second man drank the drink AFTER the ice melted.
- 4. PUZZLE 2 What Am I? I HAVE: Mountains without Deserts without Snow Sand Oceans without Water Cities without People
- 5. SOLUTION 2 I AM A MAP!!!
- 6. PUZZLE 3 What’s My Name? Joe’s Mam has 4 children: • The oldest is a boy called Jimmy, he likes trucks and is 11 years old • Sally is next, 7 and ¾ and she likes pink and chocolate • 5 years old going on 50 is Chris, he likes maths and “watching the News” • The youngest is 2, his favourite things to do are sleep, eat, sleep, play, cry, eat..in that order! information above: Using the Can you figure out the name of the youngest child?
- 7. SOLUTION 3 Joe! The 2 Year old was talking about his mother (OK he is a very ADVANCED 2 year old!)
- 8. PUZZLE 4 BLING BLING!!! HOW MANY DIAMONDS CAN YOU FIND HERE?
- 9. SOLUTION 4 THERE ARE 42 DIAMONDS There are 5 There are 12 There are 25 Diamonds made Diamonds made Diamonds made with 9 blocks of with 4 blocks of with 1 block of squares squares squares
- 10. PUZZLE 5 QUICKEST ROUTE!! Quick! Help Jimmy find the fastest route home...his dinner is on the table getting cold…with his wife beside it getting even colder!
- 11. SOLUTION 5 The Answer is: C The curves may have mislead you! It appears the biggest curve is in C, so you would think that C is the longest route. In fact the curves are semicircles, the length of what is estimated using the pi formula (3.14) multiplied by the radius The longest route is in fact B
- 12. PUZZLE 6 ODD [one] OUT Can you pick the odd piece of sports equipment out from the rest and why?
- 13. SOLUTION 6 The Basketball is the odd one out All the rest of the equipment are pairs: Cricket bat + ball/tennis racket + ball/ billiards cue + ball Golf club + ball/table tennis bat + ball
- 14. PUZZLE 7 WONKY WORDSEARCH! You have been given 9 Letters: D, C, G, T, Y, A, I , E, EPlace the nine letters in the 9-box grid to the right so that you end up with six 3 letter words 3 words are spelled horizontally 3 words are spelled vertically ALL WORDS ARE WELL- KNOWN
- 15. SOLUTION 7 Did You Find Them All??? D I G A C E Y E T
- 16. PUZZLE 8 To Shave or Not To Shave? The Barber of Seville shaves all of the men living in Seville No man living in Seville is allowed by law to shave himself So who shaves the Barber of Seville?
- 17. SOLUTION 8 NOBODY!! The Barber of Seville is a WOMAN!!!
- 18. PUZZLE 9 How Many? Hank has to figure out how many boxes of matches will fit into the cardboard box exactly, with just the information provided below. There can be no matchboxes over or under! Matchbox Cardboard Box Length: 7cm Capacity of 87,500 cm3 Width: 5cm Height: 2cm
- 19. SOLUTION 9 1250 Matchboxes fit perfectly! The Matchbox Length: 7cm Width: 5cm Height: 2cm Multiply all dimensions to get the volume 7cm X 2cm X 5cm = 70cm3 Divide 87,500cm3 / 70cm3 The Cardboard Box Capacity: 87,500cm3 1250 Matchboxes
- 20. PUZZLE 10 I O U A VOWEL!!! FTFRST YDNT SCCD TRYTRY GNTHNQT Somebody has stolen all the vowels from the sign!! Maybe some of the words are joined together!! Can you figure out this well known phrase without them?
- 21. SOLUTION 10 Here’s Your Fckn’ Vowels! IF AT FIRST YOU DONT SUCCEED TRY TRY AGAIN THEN QUIT! THIS DOES NOT APPLY TO ANY PERSON WHO IS CURRENTLY DOING A MASTERS IN DIT, FOR THOSE PEOPLE A MORE SUITABLE QUOTE: “Ever tried. Ever failed. No matter. Try Again. Fail again. Fail better.” - Samuel Beckett

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