Brain Teasers October 2018

 

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Lots Of Houses Lots Of Babies

Lots Of Houses Lots Of Babies
Riddle:
There was a green house.
Inside the green house there was a white house
Inside the white house there was a red house.
Inside the red house there were lots of babies
What am I?

Answer Tomorrow

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johnm405 660 & MSS&T

Watermelon

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Nuvi 2595LMT

Yesterdays Answer

johnm405 wrote:

Lots Of Houses Lots Of Babies
Riddle:
There was a green house.
Inside the green house there was a white house
Inside the white house there was a red house.
Inside the red house there were lots of babies
What am I?

Answer Tomorrow

Was Watermelon

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johnm405 660 & MSS&T

A TEST FOR OLD KIDS

01. After the Lone Ranger saved the day and rode off into the sunset, the grateful citizens would ask, Who was that masked man? Invariably, someone would answer, I don't know, but he left this behind. What did he leave behind? ________________

02. When the Beatles first came to the U.S. In early 1964, we all watched them on The_______________ Show.

03. 'Get your kicks, __________________.

'04. 'The story you are about to see is true. The names have been changed to___________________.

'05. 'In the jungle, the mighty jungle, ________________.

'06. After the Twist, The Mashed Potato, and the Watusi, we 'danced' under a stick that was lowered as low as we could go in a dance called the '_____________.

'07. Nestle's makes the very best . . . _______________.

'08. Satchmo was America's 'Ambassador of Goodwill.' Our parents shared this great jazz trumpet player with us. His name was _________________.

09. What takes a licking and keeps on ticking? _______________.

10. Red Skeleton's hobo character was named __________________ and Red always ended his television show by saying, 'Good Night, and '________________.

'11. Some Americans who protested the Vietnam War did so by burning their______________.

12. The cute little car with the engine in the back and the trunk in the front was called the VW. What other names did it go by? ____________ & _______________.

13. In 1971, singer Don MacLean sang a song about, 'the day the music died.' This was a tribute to___________________.

14. We can remember the first satellite placed into orbit. The Russians did it. It was called ___________________.

15. One of the big fads of the late 50's and 60's was a large plastic ring that we twirled around our waist. It was called the________________.

Answers Tomorrow

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I can get some of them. Other's are on the tip of my tongue

1. ?
2. Ed Sullivan
3. on Route 66
4. protect the innocent
5. the lion sleeps tonight
6. limbo rock
7. chocolate
8. ?
9. timex
10. ?
11. draft card
12. beetle and ?
13. ?
14. Sputnik
15. Hulu hoop

And to be fair I didn't look them up.

johnm405 wrote:

01. After the Lone Ranger saved the day and rode off into the sunset, the grateful citizens would ask, Who was that masked man? Invariably, someone would answer, I don't know, but he left this behind. What did he leave behind? ________________

02. When the Beatles first came to the U.S. In early 1964, we all watched them on The_______________ Show.

03. 'Get your kicks, __________________.

'04. 'The story you are about to see is true. The names have been changed to___________________.

'05. 'In the jungle, the mighty jungle, ________________.

'06. After the Twist, The Mashed Potato, and the Watusi, we 'danced' under a stick that was lowered as low as we could go in a dance called the '_____________.

'07. Nestle's makes the very best . . . _______________.

'08. Satchmo was America's 'Ambassador of Goodwill.' Our parents shared this great jazz trumpet player with us. His name was _________________.

09. What takes a licking and keeps on ticking? _______________.

10. Red Skeleton's hobo character was named __________________ and Red always ended his television show by saying, 'Good Night, and '________________.

'11. Some Americans who protested the Vietnam War did so by burning their______________.

12. The cute little car with the engine in the back and the trunk in the front was called the VW. What other names did it go by? ____________ & _______________.

13. In 1971, singer Don MacLean sang a song about, 'the day the music died.' This was a tribute to___________________.

14. We can remember the first satellite placed into orbit. The Russians did it. It was called ___________________.

15. One of the big fads of the late 50's and 60's was a large plastic ring that we twirled around our waist. It was called the________________.

Answers Tomorrow

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Nuvi 2460LMT.

If memory serves...

pwohlrab wrote:

1. ?
2. Ed Sullivan
3. on Route 66
4. protect the innocent
5. the lion sleeps tonight
6. limbo rock
7. chocolate
8. ?
9. timex
10. ?
11. draft card
12. beetle and ?
13. ?
14. Sputnik
15. Hulu hoop

And to be fair I didn't look them up.

1. A silver bullet
8. Louis Amrstrong
10. Klem Kadiddlehopper and "God bless"
13. The death of Buddy Holly?

Phil

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Phil in Mentor, Ohio -- Garmin Nuvi 1450

The hobo was Freddie the

The hobo was Freddie the Freeloader.

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Frank Nuvi 3597LMT 37.322760, -79.511267

Generation identity.

I knew all the answers (without looking them up) except one of the VW nicknames and the Red Skelton hobo. Of course after I saw the answers, I realized I knew those two answers too, but just was unable to bring to mind.

With the typical age of Factory forum members, I suspect many other members knew most of these answers too.

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Alan - Android Auto, DriveLuxe 50LMTHD, Nuvi 3597LMTHD, Oregon 550T, Nuvi 855, Nuvi 755T, Lowrance Endura Sierra

#13

Also Ritchie Valens and the "Big Bopper".

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"Advice to children crossing the street: Damn the lights. Watch the cars. The lights ain't never killed nobody." - Moms Mabley Garmin StreetPilot C330, Garmin NUVI 765T, Garmin DriveSmart 60LMT

oops

I refuse to answer on the grounds it may clasify me as old.

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I never get lost, but I do explore new territory every now and then.

Answers

Between you all you got all of the answers

1. The Lone Ranger left a sliver bullet
2. Ed Sullivan
3. on Route 66
4. protect the innocent
5. the lion sleeps tonight
6. The limbo
7. chocolate
8. Louis Armstrong
9. The Timex Watch
10. Freddy, the Freeloader and 'Good Night and God Bless'
11. draft card (Bras were also burned but not Flags)
12. beetle or bug
13. Buddy Holly
14. Sputnik
15. Hoola-hoop

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johnm405 660 & MSS&T

Flower

johnm405 wrote:

Lots Of Houses Lots Of Babies
Riddle:
There was a green house.
Inside the green house there was a white house
Inside the white house there was a red house.
Inside the red house there were lots of babies
What am I?

Answer Tomorrow

Flower

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Mary, Nuvi 2450, Garmin Viago, Honda Navigation, Nuvi 750 (gave to son)

Answer to Lots of Houses

mgarledge wrote:
johnm405 wrote:

Lots Of Houses Lots Of Babies
Riddle:
There was a green house.
Inside the green house there was a white house
Inside the white house there was a red house.
Inside the red house there were lots of babies
What am I?

Answer Tomorrow

Flower

Answer is Watermelon

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johnm405 660 & MSS&T

Today's Brain Teaser

Today's brain teaser:
There is a three digit number. The second digit is four times as big as the third digit, while the first digit is three less than the second digit. What is the number?

Answer tomorrow

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johnm405 660 & MSS&T

number

From the first part, the number could be
x41 or x82

first digit 3 less than the second digit, could be either
141 or 582

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-Quest, Nuvi 1390T

but... but... but...

ddeerrff wrote:

From the first part, the number could be
x41 or x82

first digit 3 less than the second digit, could be either
141 or 582

doesn't it depend on the base? if the base is 7, only 141 fits

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Never argue with a pig. It makes you look foolish and it anoys the hell out of the pig!

It is

285, of course in the base 10.

Answer to Yesterday Brain Teaser

johnm405 wrote:

Today's brain teaser:
There is a three digit number. The second digit is four times as big as the third digit, while the first digit is three less than the second digit. What is the number?

Answer is 141

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johnm405 660 & MSS&T

I say 582

johnm405 wrote:
johnm405 wrote:

Today's brain teaser:
There is a three digit number. The second digit is four times as big as the third digit, while the first digit is three less than the second digit. What is the number?

Answer is 141

I say 582. I rule out the 141 as a solution because as I read the problem statement it seems implied to me that each digit is separate and distinct, thus ruling out the repetition in 141. However, that is just an engineers take on the situation. smile

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John from PA

Number

Need to add to the riddle that the resulting number is a Palindrome.

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-Quest, Nuvi 1390T

Today's Brain Teaser

Today's brain teaser:
I am a man without bones, without blood, without life. My flesh is white, cold and shrinking. What am I?
Answer Tomorrow

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johnm405 660 & MSS&T

O i looked it up

johnm405 wrote:

Today's brain teaser:
I am a man without bones, without blood, without life. My flesh is white, cold and shrinking. What am I?
Answer Tomorrow

So easy, but not easy for me.

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Mary, Nuvi 2450, Garmin Viago, Honda Navigation, Nuvi 750 (gave to son)

8 - I didn't look it up

johnm405 wrote:

Today's brain teaser:
I am a man without bones, without blood, without life. My flesh is white, cold and shrinking. What am I?
Answer Tomorrow

But I think I have it! I will wait for the answer to be sure.

edit - Yep. I was right. It was ☃ !

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Garmin nüvi 3597LMTHD, 3760 LMT, & 255LMT, - "Those who wish for fairness without first protecting freedom will end up with neither freedom nor fairness." - Milton Friedman

I haven't seen him yet this fall ...

johnm405 wrote:

Today's brain teaser:
I am a man without bones, without blood, without life. My flesh is white, cold and shrinking. What am I?
Answer Tomorrow

but expect to meet him soon.

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Alan - Android Auto, DriveLuxe 50LMTHD, Nuvi 3597LMTHD, Oregon 550T, Nuvi 855, Nuvi 755T, Lowrance Endura Sierra

too soon for me

While everyone is thinking, I'll take a frosty one.

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-Quest, Nuvi 1390T

suppose we'll find em' in

alandb wrote:
johnm405 wrote:

Today's brain teaser:
I am a man without bones, without blood, without life. My flesh is white, cold and shrinking. What am I?
Answer Tomorrow

but expect to meet him soon.

the desert when it's 107 degrees???

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Never argue with a pig. It makes you look foolish and it anoys the hell out of the pig!

I thought it was lawyer...

johnm405 wrote:

Today's brain teaser:
I am a man without bones, without blood, without life. My flesh is white, cold and shrinking. What am I?
Answer Tomorrow

...but the white flesh clue foiled that!

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Striving to make the NYC Metro area project the best.

Answer To Yesterday’s Brain Teaser

camerabob wrote:
johnm405 wrote:

Today's brain teaser:
I am a man without bones, without blood, without life. My flesh is white, cold and shrinking. What am I?
Answer Tomorrow

...but the white flesh clue foiled that!

Answer is Snowman ⛄️

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johnm405 660 & MSS&T

New Brain Teaser

What do you know about the Morgan and Peace Silver Dollar

True or False

1. The U.S. Government officially melted down more than 270
million of all Morgan Silver Dollars ever made.

2. The model for Liberty on the Morgan Silver Dollar was a
classical Greek sculpture at the Philadelphia Academy of Art.

3. The Morgan Silver was struck at five different U.S. Mint
locations.

4. George T. Morgan, the celebrated designer of the Morgan silver
Dollar, was not actually American.

5. The Peace Silver Dollar was issued as a tribute to world
peace following the end of World War I.

6. The original design for the back of the Peace Silver Dollar
was an American eagle breaking a sword.

7. Collecting Morgan and Peace Silver Dollars is more popular
today than ever before.

This is from the U.S. Mint

Answer will be posted this Saturday

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johnm405 660 & MSS&T

Don't have a clue.

so my WAG ... all true. I could look it up, but there is no joy in that.

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Alan - Android Auto, DriveLuxe 50LMTHD, Nuvi 3597LMTHD, Oregon 550T, Nuvi 855, Nuvi 755T, Lowrance Endura Sierra

Answers to Thursday's Brain Teaser

johnm405 wrote:

What do you know about the Morgan and Peace Silver Dollar

True or False

1. The U.S. Government officially melted down more than 270
million of all Morgan Silver Dollars ever made.

2. The model for Liberty on the Morgan Silver Dollar was a
classical Greek sculpture at the Philadelphia Academy of Art.

3. The Morgan Silver was struck at five different U.S. Mint
locations.

4. George T. Morgan, the celebrated designer of the Morgan silver
Dollar, was not actually American.

5. The Peace Silver Dollar was issued as a tribute to world
peace following the end of World War I.

6. The original design for the back of the Peace Silver Dollar
was an American eagle breaking a sword.

7. Collecting Morgan and Peace Silver Dollars is more popular
today than ever before.

This is from the U.S. Mint

Answer will be posted this Saturday

Answers:

1. True. Following the passage of them Pitman Act in 1918, more than 270 million Morgan Silver Dollars were officially melted by the U.S. Government for the silver bullion

2. False. In order to protect the identity of the actual model, Morgan claimed that he based the image of Liberty on a sculpture at the Philadelphia Academy of Art. The actual was Anna W. Williams a Philadelphia schoolteacher, who was later fired when her identity was revealed since modeling was not "respectable" for ladies of that era.

3. True. In addition to being struck at the main U.S. Mint in Philadelphia, Morgan Dollars were also struck at the branch mints in New Orleans, Carso city, San Francisco and Denver

4. True. Morgan was born in England in 1845 and worked for the Royal Mint in London before joining the U.S. Mint as an assistant engraver in 1876.

5. True. The coin was the first in U.S. history to be issued specifically to honor Peace.

6. True. The original design by Anthony de Francisci showed an eagle breaking a sword to symbolize the end of warfare, U.S. Mint officials were worried that this could be seen as a symbol of the U.S. being weak, so the design was changed to show the eagle holding an olive branch of peace in its talons.

7.True. Silver dollars have always been among the most highly sought-after by collectors, but those in uncirculated condition are particularly coveted. As the Morgan and Peace Dollars get older, each new generation of collectors becomes fascinated by these classic coins. The result is unprecedented demand today.

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