Wednesday, June 16, 2010

Some Interesting Facts for You... and then some Brainteasers

Some Interesing Facts for You... and then some Brainteasers

Do you Know

1. The name of all the continents ends with the same letter that they start with.

2. TYPEWRITER is the longest word that can be made using the letters only on one row of the keyboard.

3. People say "Bless you" when you sneeze because when you sneeze, your heart stops for a millisecond.

4. The "sixth sick sheik's sixth sheep's sick" is said to be the toughest tongue twister in the English language.

5. If you sneeze too hard, you can fracture a rib. If you try to suppress a sneeze, you can rupture a blood vessel in your head or neck and die.

6. A snail can sleep for three years.

7. All polar bears are left handed.

8. Elephants are the only animals that can't jump.

9. The human heart creates enough pressure when it pumps out to the body to squirt blood 30 feet.

Some Brain Bashers For You

See If You can Solve These Bashers

1) Alex, Bret, Chris, Derek, Eddie, Fred, Greg, Harold, and John are nine students who live in a three storey building, with three rooms on each floor. A room in the West wing, one in the centre, and one in the East wing. If you look directly at the building, the left side is West and the right side is East. Each student is assigned exactly one room. Can you find where each of their rooms is:

1. Harold does not live on the bottom floor.

2. Fred lives directly above John and directly next to Bret (who lives in the West wing).

3. Eddie lives in the East wing and one floor higher than Fred.

4. Derek lives directly above Fred.

5. Greg lives directly above Chris.

2) What does this equation simplify to?

(x - a) * (x - b) * (x - c) * ... * (x - z) =?

3) Starting in the bottom left corner and moving either up or right, adding up the numbers along the way, what is the largest sum which can be made?

Some Interesing Facts for You... and then some Brainteasers

4) How many squares, of any size, can you find on this chess board which do not contain a Rook?

Some Interesing Facts for You... and then some Brainteasers

5) What four digit number has digit 1 three less than digit 4 which is one more than digit 2 which is twice digit 3 which is not a prime number and is one more than 1/3 of digit 4?

Here are the Solution's…

1. Answer:













2. Answer: "0" since one of the terms is (x - x).

3. Answer: 3+2+5+9+6+1+7+4+1 = 38

4. Answer: There are 128 Squares without the Rook

5. Answer: 6849.