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]]>After walking for a while he comes to a river which he crosses quite easily, and then carries on in the direction that he believes to be correct.
After walking further he comes to a river which looks exactly the same as the river that he crossed earlier. Everything about this river is indistinguishable from the other river.
And yet the explorer knows with complete certainty that this is a different river - how?
Very simply, both are flowing the same direction with respect to the explorer. If you cross a river flowing right to left, if you cross it again it has to be flowing left to right.
]]>After walking for a while he comes to a river which he crosses quite easily, and then carries on in the direction that he believes to be correct.
After walking further he comes to a river which looks exactly the same as the river that he crossed earlier. Everything about this river is indistinguishable from the other river.
And yet the explorer knows with complete certainty that this is a different river - how?
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]]>The Puzzle is here
Answers 1-6, 8 and 9 can all be preceded by Christmas - Christmas Day, Christmas Tree etc.
Only 7 (White) comes before Christmas - White Christmas
]]>The Puzzle is here
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]]>Mr and Mrs Smith have four daughters, each of whom have a husband, two brothers and two sons.
How many people should we expect, so we can work out the size of our turkey?
Actually only four.
Each of the Smiths daughters will have taken her husband's surname, and thus her sons will have that surname too. So the four Smiths are Mr and Mrs Smith and their two sons, who are the brothers of their daughters.
Yes, we do know that nowadays woman don't necessarily take their husband's surname, and that the husbands could be called Smith; however this is a Christmas puzzle, so please don't shout.
]]>Mr and Mrs Smith have four daughters, each of whom have a husband, two unmarried brothers and two sons.
How many people should we expect, so we can work out the size of our turkey?
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]]>There are 20 pictures to identify and then put into five groups of four, all with a themed connection.
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The answers are
1 |
Prince ANDREW |
11 |
Archie ANDREWS (with Peter Brough) |
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2 |
Lewis Hamilton F1 |
12 |
David Coulthard F1 |
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3 |
Raheem Sterling i.e. Stirling (Albion) FOOTBALL |
13 |
(Wham’s) ANDREW Ridgeley |
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4 |
Justin Edinburgh CITY |
14 |
Jane Eyre i.e. Ayr (United) FOOTBALL |
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5 |
Jackie Stewart F1 |
15 |
Perth CITY |
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6 |
Stirling Moss F1 |
16 |
Julie ANDREWS (in Mary Poppins) |
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7 |
ANDREWS Liver Salts |
17 |
(A-ha’s lead singer) Morten Harkett i.e. (Greenock) Morton FOOTBALL |
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8 |
ANDREW Castle |
18 |
St Andrews (Golf) TOWN |
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9 |
Ken Livingstone i.e. Livingston FOOTBALL |
19 |
(This is Your Life’s) Eamonn ANDREWS |
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10 |
(Mick) “Crocodile” Dundee CITY |
20 |
(as Manuel in Fawlty Towers) ANDREW Sachs |
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MEMBERS |
REASON |
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Group A |
1 |
8 |
13 |
20 |
Famous Andrews (not all of them Saints) |
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Group B |
2 |
5 |
6 |
12 |
British Formula One drivers (all won British GP) |
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Group C |
3 |
9 |
14 |
17 |
Homophones of Scottish football clubs |
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Group D |
4 |
10 |
15 |
18 |
Scottish towns & cities (with present or ruined castles, hinted at by juxtaposed #4 & #8) |
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Group E |
7 |
11 |
16 |
19 |
“Andrews” |
There are 20 pictures to identify and then put into five groups of four, all with a themed connection.
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]]>The red head says "I am a woman" and the dark haired person says "I am a man".
At least one of them is lying.
What colour hair does the man have, and what colour hair does the woman have?
As at least one of them is lying, they both must be lying. So the red head is a man and the dark haired person is a woman.
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Acronyms Quiz Questions and AnswersThe red head says "I am a woman" and the dark haired person says "I am a man".
At least one of them is lying.
What colour hair does the man have, and what colour hair does the woman have?
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]]>1. 366 D in a LY
366 Days in a Leap Year
2. 111 is NHS HL
111 is NHS Help Line
3. 3 WM
3 Wise Men
4. 60 Y is a DJ
60 Years is a Diamond Jubilee
5. 1 2 BMS
1 2 Buckle My Shoe
6. 747 is a JJ
747 is a Jumbo Jet
7. H 5 O
Hawaii 5 O
8. 8 G in a Q
8 Gills in a Quart
9. H is 53 in LB
Herbie is 53 in Love Bug
10. 1 to 19 is QB in AF
1 to 19 is Quarter Back in American Football
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2. 111 is NHS HL
3. 3 WM
4. 60 Y is a DJ
5. 1 2 BMS
6. 747 is a JJ
7. H 5 O
8. 8 G in a Q
9. H is 53 in LB
10. 1 to 19 is QB in AF
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]]>A classic example of this is the dispute over the date of Twelfth Night – and we will be blogging about this in January. The correct answer is 5th January, but many, many people are insistent that it’s on the 6th. We’ve actually left this question out of our quizzes because it is so contentious.
The easiest and least awkward way to deal with this is to make it clear before you start the quiz that the answer on the sheet is the answer, even if it is wrong. Do not accept a web page that “shows” the correct answer, as you have no knowledge of the authenticity of the page. Stick to your guns.
We would recommend reading the questions and answers before the quiz to make sure that you are comfortable with both questions and answers.
]]>There is a railway line running through Middleton station going from Easton station to Weston station, and Middleton station is exactly halfway between Easton station and the Weston station, on this railway track.
Trains run from Easton station via Middleton station to Weston station every ten minutes. Also, Trains run from Weston station via Middleton station to Easton station every ten minutes.
Every morning Mr Brown gets up, has his breakfast, does his chores for the day and then starts walking to Middleton station. He is not a creature of habit, and sets out on his walk to Middleton station at different times each day, depending on the time he wakes up and the length of time he spends on breakfast and his chores. For the purpose of this puzzle he starts on his walk at a random time each day.
Mr Brown has no preference as to whether he goes to Easton or Weston, and so he catches the first train to arrive at Middleton station and goes to whichever town the train going to.
Oddly, he goes to Easton nine times as often as he goes to Weston!
Why?
Imagine that the trains to Easton arrive in Middleton on the hour, and then at 10 minutes past, 20 minutes past, half past, 20 minutes to and 10 minutes to the hour.
The trains to Weston arrive at 1 minute past the hour, and then at 11 minutes past, 21 minutes past, 29 minutes to, 19 minutes to and 9 minutes to the hour.
Thus in each period of ten minutes Mr Brown has a one-minute window where the next train is to Weston, and a nine-minute window where the next train is to Easton. If he arrives at a random time each day, he is nine times more likely to catch a train to Easton.
]]>There is a railway line running through Middleton station going from Easton station to Weston station, and Middleton station is exactly halfway between Easton station and the Weston station, on this railway track.
Trains run from Easton station via Middleton station to Weston station every ten minutes. Also, Trains run from Weston station via Middleton station to Easton station every ten minutes.
Every morning Mr Brown gets up, has his breakfast, does his chores for the day and then starts walking to Middleton station. He is not a creature of habit, and sets out on his walk to Middleton station at different times each day, depending on the time he wakes up and the length of time he spends on breakfast and his chores. For the purpose of this puzzle he starts on his walk at a random time each day.
Mr Brown has no preference as to whether he goes to Easton or Weston, and so he catches the first train to arrive at Middleton station and goes to whichever town the train going to.
Oddly, he goes to Easton nine times as often as he goes to Weston!
Why?
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]]>As usual you can post the answers as a comment on this website, reply to the post on Facebook, or retweet or reply on Twitter @quizmastershop.
Answer on 9.00 on Monday
]]>Benjamin Franklin, the American politician and scientist, is popularly supposed to have proposed DST whilst in Paris in 1784. However, this is not the case, as there was no nationally unified time in France in the 18th century, or anywhere else come to that. What he actually proposed was getting up earlier to save candles, by making use of the extra hours of daylight in the summer mornings.
Incidentally, Benjamin Franklin coined the phrase "Early to bed, and early to rise, makes a man healthy, wealthy and wise".
Legend has it that in 1905 William Willett was riding his horse before breakfast, and was perturbed to see most houses had curtains drawn, indicating the occupants were still asleep, with the sun high in the sky. He proposed advancing the clocks 20 minutes every Sunday in April and reversing the process in September. This was widely considered a joke at the time and never adopted.
In fact he was beaten to the idea by a New Zealand shift worker and entomologist George Hudson in 1895. In effect, he got up early, as Benjamin Franklin proposed a century earlier, and enjoyed the daylight hours after work studying insects.
As with many things, war proved to be the catalyst, with Germany adopting DST to save coal in 1916, and the allies quickly following suit. Although the USA waited until 1918.
And during World War II the UK used GMT, BST and Double Summer Time, known as God’s Time, Government Time and Loony Time respectively.
And finally a question related to time: how many time zones does China have?
Very surprisingly, although China extends geographically over five time zones, the whole country uses the same time, and so the answer is one.
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Benjamin Franklin, the American politician and scientist, is popularly supposed to have proposed DST whilst in Paris in 1784. However, this is not the case, as there was no nationally unified time in France in the 18th century, or anywhere else come to that. What he actually proposed was getting up earlier to save candles, by making use of the extra hours of daylight in the summer mornings.
Incidentally, Benjamin Franklin coined the phrase "Early to bed, and early to rise, makes a man healthy, wealthy and wise".
Legend has it that in 1905 William Willett was riding his horse before breakfast, and was perturbed to see most houses had curtains drawn, indicating the occupants were still asleep, with the sun high in the sky. He proposed advancing the clocks 20 minutes every Sunday in April and reversing the process in September. This was widely considered a joke at the time and never adopted.
In fact he was beaten to the idea by a New Zealand shift worker and entomologist George Hudson in 1895. In effect, he got up early, as Benjamin Franklin proposed a century earlier, and enjoyed the daylight hours after work studying insects.
As with many things, war proved to be the catalyst, with Germany adopting DST to save coal in 1916, and the allies quickly following suit. Although the USA waited until 1918.
And during World War II the UK used GMT, BST and Double Summer Time, known as God’s Time, Government Time and Loony Time respectively.
And finally a question related to time: how many time zones does China have?
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Answer on 9.00 on Monday, although it might be an hour earlier than usual. Or is that later?
]]>An oddity of Rugby is that you don't have to take the penalty from the place it is awarded; you can go back towards your own try line, parallel to the touchline. Players do this quite often to "give themselves a better angle" for a kick at goal.
This set us thinking - what is the optimum position along the 15 metre line from which to take a kick at goal. This ought to be the sort of information every Rugby goal kicker should know.
A Rugby pitch is 70 metres wide. The 15 metre lines are 15 metres from the sides of the pitch. And the posts are 5.6 metres apart. Here is a pitch diagram.
So where is the point on the 15 metre line that is best for kicking at goal?
A bit of arithmetic will show that the distance between a 15 metre line and the near post is 17.2 metres and the distance between a 15 metre line and the far post is 22.8 metres.
As the ball is moved along the 15 metre line there are two right-angled triangles formed. Both have sides along the goal line and the 15 metre line, with their respective hypotenuses the lines to the near and far posts respectively.
If the angle to the near post is a, the angle to the far post b, and the distance between the ball and the goal line x.
Tan (a) = 17.2 / x and Tan (b) = 22.8 / x
And
a = Arctan (17.2 / x) and b = Arctan (22.8 / x)
And the angle between the posts is b - a.
Feeding in various values for x the largest value for b - a comes when x is about 19.8 metres. So just inside the 22 metre line is about right.
]]>An oddity of Rugby is that you don't have to take the penalty from the place it is awarded; you can go back towards your own try line, parallel to the touchline. Players do this quite often to "give themselves a better angle" for a kick at goal.
This set us thinking - what is the optimum position along the 15 metre line from which to take a kick at goal. This ought to be the sort of information every Rugby goal kicker should know.
A Rugby pitch is 70 metres wide. The 15 metre lines are 15 metres from the sides of the pitch. And the posts are 5.6 metres apart. Here is a pitch diagram.
So where is the point on the 15 metre line that is best for kicking at goal?
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]]>90 Degrees in a Right Angle
6 Legs on a Wasp
64 Squares on a Chess Board
1 For Sorrow 2 For Joy
Step 1 You Find a Girl To Love, Step 2 She Falls in Love With You, Step 3 You Kiss and Hold Her Tightly
3600 Seconds in an Hour
15 Zeroes in a Quadrillion
12 Days of Christmas
3 Cubed is 27
4 People/Players in a String Quartet
]]>As usual you can post your suggested answers as a comment on this website, reply to the post on Facebook, or retweet or reply on Twitter @quizmastershop.
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]]>The same applies with 15,873 and 7y, and 8,547 and 13y.
These are known as Magic Numbers.
The puzzle is to find the smallest Magic Number for 17. That is the smallest number that when multiplied by 17y produces a number in which every digit is y.
To find this number try to divide 17 into 111, 1,111, 11,111 and so on until you find one with no remainder. That is, the smallest number of the pattern 111 . . . 111 that is a multiple of 17.
The number is 1,111,111,111,111,111 and the number is 65,359,477,124,183. That is, 65,359,477,124,183 x 17 = 1,111,111,111,111,111.
So the answer is 65,359,477,124,183
]]>The same applies with 15,873 and 7y, and 8,547 and 13y.
These are known as Magic Numbers.
The puzzle is to find the smallest Magic Number for 17. That is the smallest number that when multiplied by 17y produces a number in which every digit is y.
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