Susie’s and Sally’s last names are Billingsley and Jenkins, but not necessarily in that order. Two of the following statements are false. What is the real name of each person?
- Susie’s last name is Billingsley.
- Susie’s last name is Jenkins.
- Sally’s last name is Jenkins.
What is the minimum number of socks you’d need to take from the drawer in total darkness if it contained 24 blue socks and 20 black socks and you wanted to be assured of a pair of black socks? Riddle Answer
You have a glass of water that looks about half full. How can you tell, only using the glass of water itself, if the glass is half full or not? The glass is a right cylinder. Riddle Answer
During certain local floods five married couples found themselves surrounded by water, and had to escape from their unpleasant position in a boat that would only hold three persons at a time.
Every husband was so jealous that he would not allow his wife to be in the boat or on either bank with another man (or with other men) unless he was himself present.
Show the quickest way of getting these five men and their wives across into safety. Call the men A, B, C, D, E, and their respective wives a, b, c, d,e. To go over and return counts as two crossings. No tricks such as ropes, swimming, currents, etc., are permitted. Riddle Answer
Here is a light switch. Note the order of the positions. If the light is now at medium and it is switched 3922 times what will be the position of the switch?