Monday, March 9, 2009

Time for a Puzzle

I haven't done any puzzles or riddles for a while, so here are a few.
Good luck.
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Puzzle:
You just dumped a bag of fruit into the deepest end of the fruit bin, and now you can't see what you have.
They're all smooth skinned, and about the same size, so you can't tell by touch either.
You know you have five large plums, five nectarines, and five small smooth-skinned peaches.
How many pieces of fruit must you take out to be absolutely sure of getting a plum?
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Riddles, (just for fun):
1. How many Teamsters does it take to change a light bulb?
2. What is yellow and always points North?
3. What is it you sit on, sleep in, and brush your teeth with?
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If any of you are interested, I get these puzzles from puzz.com. (But no cheating!).

5 comments:

Carrie and Karl said...

The first one is 11. And the thing that is yellow and always points north is that stupid yellow car on the other side of the street! jk

Chuck and Nancy said...

I agree with the number of 11.

Teamsters?
No. They don't change light bulbs. That is done by the electricians union.

I'm thinking about the others.
DAD

Glass Mannequin said...

11.

1. Umm... what's a teamster?


2. A magnetic banana.
3. A chair, a bed, and a toothbrush.

Della Hill said...

OK, OK.
I am a little disappointed about today's turnout.
Usually my readers are better at this.
But between Carrie and Glass you actually got almost all of the correct answers.
The first was 11.
I did like Carrie's answer about the car across the street, technically that would be correct.
Dad's answer about the teamsters was pretty right on too.
But the official answer is:
"15, you got a problem with that?"
And, somehow Glass got the other 2 answers right. Though I am wondering if he has heard these before.
The actual correct answers are:
A magnetic banana
A chair, a bed, and a toothbrush.

Thanks for playing. I'll have more again soon that might actually challenge your brain power.
-Della

The family said...

You should have known I wouldn't even give a try at your riddle. I stink at those.

BTW- I have a temporary lull... I am ready for the interview.