# Jokes & Humor - A Test in Logic..

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MsVicki
01-22-05, 11:15 AM
1. How can you arrange for two people to stand on same piece of
newspaper and yet be unable to touch each other without stepping off
the newspaper?

2. How many 3-cent stamps are there in a dozen?

3. A rope ladder over the side of the ship. The rungs are one foot
apart and the ladder is 12 feet long. The tide is rising at four
inches an hour. How long will it take before the first four rungs of

4. Which would you rather have, a trunk full of nickels or a trunk
full of dimes?

5. Steve has three piles of sand and Mike has four piles of sand. All
together, how many do they have?

6. In which sport are the shoes made entirely of metal?

7. If Vice-President of the United States should die, who would be
President?

8. How can you throw a golf ball with all your might and - without
hitting a wall or other construction, have the ball stop and come
right back to you?

9. According to most state laws, the attempt to comit a certain crime
is punishable, but actually comitting the crime is not. What is the
crime?

10. Find The English word that can be formed from all of these
letters. PNLLEEEESSSSS

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1. Slide the newspaper half way under a closed door and ask the two
people to stand on their bit of newspaper on their side of the door.

2. There are twelve (not four).

3. Actually, the ladder will rise with the ship.

4. Dimes are smaller than nickels, so choose the dimes!

5. If they put them all together, there will be one pile.

6. Horse racing.

7. The President.

8. Throw the ball straight up.

9. Suicide.

10. Sleeplessness.

norton
01-22-05, 11:33 AM
I forgot what grade you teach....But, this quiz reminds me......Fourth Grade!! :p

scottogo
01-22-05, 07:02 PM
You must all ways be searching for things to challenge and amuse your students. And we reap the benefit.

01-22-05, 11:19 PM
Here's what I wrote in notepad as I was reading it (before I looked at the answers)

1. Tear it apart...

2. 12...

3. The boat will rise with the tide.

4. Dimes...

5. 7...

6. Horse racing.

7. The president.

8. Throw it up in the air.

9. Suicide.

10.

iamlucky13
01-23-05, 01:42 AM

1.) I would tear the paper around the edge in a shrinking radius in order to get a really long strip of the same page of newspaper. I claim a point for that one.

3.) D'oh! I didn't even think about the boat rising with the tide, but it did occur to me that the tide can only rise for 6 consecutive hours, so at 4 inches/hour (poor assumption since the rate is a sinusoidal function), the tide would only rise 2 feet, not the 3 it would need to go from the bottom rung to the 4th rung. Thus, it would never make it. I concede a point on this one.

9.) My first guess was attempted murder, which is a seperate crime from murder. I was too tired to come up with a better answer. I concede a point.

10.) Again, too tired to decipher it. The last couple nights have been marked by...oh my gosh...sleeplessness. I concede a point for failing to get the answer and another for the lame joke. ;)

MattP.
01-23-05, 09:57 AM
lol, some of those are good :)

Cloud Strife
01-23-05, 10:13 PM
i got 4, 6, and 7. i was thinking for the golfball by throwing it up a hill... could work...

Paul Donovan
01-23-05, 11:34 PM
Cute.

Stacey
01-24-05, 07:26 AM
Shouldn't the question #4 be: "Would you prefer a trunk full of QUARTERS or a trunk full of DIMES?"?

Stretch
01-24-05, 11:18 AM
Number 3 is irrelevant anyway. You dont know how far the bottom of the ladder is from the water level. Even if you tried some twisted logic, you have nowhere to start.

Stacey
01-24-05, 01:48 PM
Number 3 is irrelevant anyway. You dont know how far the bottom of the ladder is from the water level. Even if you tried some twisted logic, you have nowhere to start.

It dosen't matter. The ladder, attached to the ship, will remain at a constant relationship to the water as the tide rises and falls provided the displacement (bouyancy) of afforementioned vessel does not change. :rolleyes:

webist
01-24-05, 03:31 PM
I allowed for horseshoes to be the sport with all metal shoes rather than horse racing. I suspect either answer is correct. Knwing in advance that it was a logic test allowed me to think sufficiently long to come up with correct answers for all the questions, some of which I have likely heard before anyway.

Hopper
01-24-05, 04:29 PM
I thought medieval jousting was the sport with all metal shoes. Come on, they're knights covered with metal armour.

kiwimtb
01-25-05, 04:22 PM
what if the boat is sinking?

Stacey
01-25-05, 06:56 PM
what if the boat is sinking?

Then you are phucked! :D

Dirtbike
01-27-05, 02:23 AM
1. two people stand on it divided by a door
2. 12
3. How does the tide sink the ship??
4. Dimes
5. A really big pile
6. i have no idea
7. The President
8. Really big rubber band
9. Suicide
10. PEELESNESS??

eubi
01-28-05, 07:52 AM
I thought medieval jousting was the sport with all metal shoes. Come on, they're knights covered with metal armour.

Yeah, Hopper. As a fan of those things Medieval, I picked jousting too.

Next time I'm in Adelaide, we can have a tankard of mead together.

Hopper
01-28-05, 08:47 PM
Yeah, Hopper. As a fan of those things Medieval, I picked jousting too.

Next time I'm in Adelaide, we can have a tankard of mead together.

I'm gonna take you up on that :beer:

megaman
01-29-05, 07:27 PM
For number 5 I said none, cause they don't own any piles together.

WorldWind
01-29-05, 10:15 PM
for No. 1 I had them stand on the papper at two different times.