You have 12 black socks and 12 white socks mixed up in a drawer. You're up very early and it's too dark to tell them apart.
What's the smallest number of socks you need to take out (blindly) to be sure of having a matching pair?
Ans. U only need 2 take out 3 socks!! [if 1st sock is black... 2nd one could be black(or white)... So the 3rd one will be either black or white... And match the 1st or 2nd sock....]!!!
At a family reunion were the following people: one grandfather, one grandmother, two fathers, two mothers, four children, three grandchildren, one brother, two sisters, two sons, two daughters, one father-in-law, one mother-in-law, and one daughter-in-law. But not as many people attended as it sounds. How many were there, and who were they?
Ans. 7 (grandfather, grandmother, father, mother, 2 sons, 1 daughter)!
Isaac and Albert were excitedly describing the result of the Third Annual International Science Fair Extravaganza in Sweden. There were three contestants, Louis, Rene, and Johannes. Isaac reported that Louis won the fair, while Rene came in second. Albert, on the other hand, reported that Johannes won the fair, while Louis came in second.
In fact, neither Isaac nor Albert had given a correct report of the results of the science fair. Each of them had given one correct statement and one false statement. What was the actual placing of the three?
Ans. 1) Johannes 2) Rene 3) Louis
A man is d owner of a winery who recently passed away. In his will, he left 21 barrels (of which 7 r filled wid wine, 7 half full, nd 7 empty) 2 his 3 sons. However, d wine nd barrels must be split so dat each son has d same no. of full barrels, the same no. of half-full barrels nd d same no. of empty barrels. Note dat there r no measuring devices handy. How can d barrels nd wine b evenly divided?
Ans. 2 half-full barrels are dumped into one of d empty barrels. 2 more half-full barrels r dumped into another one of d empty barrels. This results in 9 full barrels, 3 half-full barrels, and 9 empty barrels. Each son gets 3 full barrels, 1 half-full barrel, and 3 empty barrels!!
A train leaves from New York City heading toward Los Angeles at 100 mph. Three hours later, a train leaves from Los Angeles heading toward New York City at 200 mph. Assume there's exactly 2000 miles between Los Angeles and New York City. When they meet, which train is closer to New York City?
Ans. Both will be at equal distance!! ;)
A woman gave birth to two sons who were born on the same hour of the same day of the same month of the same year but were not twins.
How is this possible?
Ans. They were triplets!! :P
A horse is tied to a 30 foot rope. A haystack lies 40 feet away, but the horse is able to eat it. How is this possible?
The answer is "The other end of the rope isn't tied to anything."
A man was born in 1964 and died in 1984 at the age of 25. How is this possible?
Ans. "He's born in room number 1964 of a hospital and dies in room number 1984" !!
There are three houses in a straight row. One is red, one is blue, and one is white. The red house is left of the middle. The blue house is right of the middle. Where's the white house?
Ans. In Washington DC!!
What does the following represent?
N N N N N N N
A A A A A A A
C C C C C C C
Ans. 7 up cans!!! :P