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Discussion in 'Free Thoughts' started by serenesam, Jul 8, 2018.

  1. James R Just this guy, you know? Staff Member

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    I will - right after you explain why you think you're right.
     
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  7. Michael 345 New year. PRESENT is 72 years oldl Valued Senior Member

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  8. Beer w/Straw Transcendental Ignorance! Valued Senior Member

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    Now this is out there
     
  9. wegs Matter and Pixie Dust Valued Senior Member

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    Mr. and Mrs. Mustard have six daughters and each daughter has one brother. How many people are in the Mustard family?

    I got this one wrong.

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    Then, you learn the answer and you're like...ahhh, of course.
     
  10. dumbest man on earth Real Eyes Realize Real Lies Valued Senior Member

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    Mr. and Mrs. Mustard, 6 daughters and 1 son...?
     
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  11. wegs Matter and Pixie Dust Valued Senior Member

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    Yep! Good job

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  12. dumbest man on earth Real Eyes Realize Real Lies Valued Senior Member

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    Thanks, Wegs.
    I was addicted to Martin Gardner's Mathematical Games column in Scientific American Magazine.
    Simply type " Martin Gardner's Mathematical Games " into your favorite 'Search Engine'...then...diversion...fun...brain sweat...are all sure to ensue...!!!
     
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  13. wegs Matter and Pixie Dust Valued Senior Member

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    I’m not much of a math whiz but I like these brain teasers.

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  14. dumbest man on earth Real Eyes Realize Real Lies Valued Senior Member

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    Wegs, not all of Martin Gardner's Puuzzles/Brain Teasers were Mathematical...take for instance this one from :
    https://www.theguardian.com/science.../martin-gardner-mathematical-puzzles-birthday
    " 1. Crazy cut

    You are to make one cut (or draw one line) – of course it needn’t be straight – that will divide the figure into two identical parts."

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    The solution can be found here :
    https://www.theguardian.com/science.../martin-gardner-mathematical-puzzles-birthday
     
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  15. DaveC426913 Valued Senior Member

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    Way too easy.
     
  16. dumbest man on earth Real Eyes Realize Real Lies Valued Senior Member

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    ...for some, for others, maybe not so easy.
    At any rate, for the better part of thirty years I looked forward to Martin Gardners writings/games/puzzles in Scientific American every month.

    Like I told Wegs, DaveC426913, if you have not already done so : Simply type " Martin Gardner's Mathematical Games " into your favorite 'Search Engine'...then...diversion...fun...brain sweat...are all sure to ensue...!!!
     
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  17. wegs Matter and Pixie Dust Valued Senior Member

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    Looks like rain today. Sometimes I like dreary days, clouds blocking the sun...and a cup of hot tea.
     
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  20. Michael 345 New year. PRESENT is 72 years oldl Valued Senior Member

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  21. wegs Matter and Pixie Dust Valued Senior Member

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    Let's try a riddle.

    I have six eggs. I broke two, I've fried two and I ate two. How many eggs are left?
     
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  23. wegs Matter and Pixie Dust Valued Senior Member

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    Oops, I've edited my original post. Guess again?
     

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