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Thursday, July 20, 2017

Wednesday, July 19, 2017

Biarn Tstiwres

Spark up the ol' gray matter!

Puzzle #1

Find the word that fits the definitions below when it's 1) a whole word and 2) divided into two words.

1) Whole word: factory lunchroom

2) Two words: a. a container
b. a young person

Answer







Canteen


Puzzle #2

Meg's local train station is one mile away from her house. It takes her 10 minutes to bike there. Today, Meg got a flat tire 12 minutes before the train is scheduled to arrive. Her maximum walking speed is 4 miles per hour.

Can she make the train on foot?

ANSWER:






Meg can't make the train....it will take her 15 minutes to walk to station


Puzzle #3

Find the word that fits the definitions below when it's 1) a whole word and 2) divided into two words.

1) Whole word: funny situations

2) Two words: a. arrive
b. expires


Answer:








comedies

come dies


Puzzle #4

ODD MAN OUT

Which of the scrambled words below is least like the others? (The difference has nothing to do with vowels, consonants or syllables).

NDLASI NMUOTANI TCIY LFFCI


Answer:







CITY


Puzzle #5

METAMORPHOSIS

1) Add an "R" to a word that means "wearing a particular piece of clothing" to find a word that means "criticized about details."

2) Add an "R" to the word for a measure to find a word for a design on paper or fabric.

ANSWER:







1) caped, carped

2) pint, print


Puzzle #6

What two words, formed from different arrangements of the same seven letters, can be used to complete the sentence below?

The would-be man-about-town spent an inordinate amount of time cultivating society friends so that he could __________________
around to as many __________________ as he liked.

Answer:







Traipse
parties


Puzzle #7

Which three numbers give the same result when they are added together as when they are multiplied?


Answer:







1,2,3

1+2+3=6
1 X 2 X 3=6


Puzzle # 8
Find the four-digit number in which the second digit is double the first and the third and fourth digits are the square of the second. The sum of all the digits is 13.

ANSWER:








2416

"Kettle Math"

Comments made in 1957 (60 years ago)

I'll tell you one thing, if things keep going the way they are, it's going to be impossible to buy a week's groceries for $20.

Have you seen the new cars coming out next year? It won't be long before $2000 will only buy a used one.


If cigarettes keep going up in price, I'm going to quit. A quarter a pack is ridiculous.


Did you hear the post office is thinking about charging a dime just to mail a letter?


If they raise the minimum wage to $1, nobody will be able to hire outside help at the store.


When I first started driving, who would have thought gas would someday cost 29 cents a gallon. Guess we'd be better off leaving the car in the garage.


Kids today are impossible. Those duck tail hair cuts make it impossible to stay groomed. Next thing you know, boys will be wearing their hair as long as the girls.


I'm afraid to send my kids to the movies any more. Ever since they let Clark Gable get by with saying, "damn" in "Gone With The Wind," it seems every new movie has either hell or damn in it.


I read the other day where some scientist thinks it's possible to put a man on the moon by the end of the century. They even have some fellows they call astronauts preparing for it down in Texas.


Did you see where some baseball player just signed a contract for $75,000 a year just to play ball? It wouldn't surprise me if someday they'll be making more than the president.


I never thought I'd see the day all our kitchen appliances would be electric. They are even making electric typewriters now.


It's too bad things are so tough nowadays. I see where a few married women are having to work to make ends meet.


It won't be long before young couples are going to have to hire someone to watch their kids so they can both work.


Marriage doesn't mean a thing any more; those Hollywood stars seem to be getting divorced at the drop of a hat.


I'm just afraid the Volkswagen car is going to open the door to a whole lot of foreign business.


Thank goodness I won't live to see the day when the Government takes half our income in taxes. I sometimes wonder if we are electing the best people to Parliament.


The drive-in restaurant is convenient in nice weather, but I seriously doubt they will ever catch on.


There is no sense going to Lincoln or Omaha anymore for a weekend. It costs nearly $15 a night to stay in a hotel.


No one can afford to be sick any more; $35 a day in the hospital is too rich for my blood.


If they think I'll pay 50 cents for a hair cut, forget it.