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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johnm405 660 & MSS&T

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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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