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A Few Logic Puzzles To Give The Brain A Nice Little Workout

January 6, 2016 | No Comments » | Topics: Uncategorized |

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None of the following puzzles have trick answers, or unwarranted assumptions. They are arranged approximately in order of difficulty; the first few can be done by elementary school children, but they may need to be taught how to think. I tried to include a wide variety of types of puzzles, so that each would teach a new lesson in either logical thinking or finding creative solutions by breaking a variety of kinds of mental blocks. Moreover, most of them can be solved mentally by using a judicious point of view. Link to answers is found at the end, but don’t go there until you’ve sweat plenty!

  1. Brown, Jones and Smith are a doctor, a lawyer, and a teacher. The teacher, who is an only child, earns the least money. Smith, who married Brown’s sister, earns more than the lawyer. What is each man’s job?
  2. A farmer has a fox, goose and a bag of grain, and one boat to cross a stream, which is only big enough to take one of the three across with him at a time. If left alone together, the fox would eat the goose and the goose would eat the grain. How can the farmer get all three across the stream?
  3. A drawer contains 10 black and 10 brown socks that are all mixed up. What is the fewest number of socks you can take from the drawer without looking and be sure to get a pair of the same color?
  4. There are three boxes which each contains two marbles: one has two white, one has two black and one has one white and one black marble. Each of the boxes also is labeled as to its contents, but each label is incorrect. What is the fewest number of marbles you could remove from the boxes and look at in order to definitely determine the contents of all three boxes?
  5. When asked her 3 children’s ages, Mrs. Muddled said that Alice is the youngest unless Bill is, and that if Carl isn’t the youngest then Alice is the oldest. Who is the oldest and who is the youngest?
  6. Two fathers and two sons went fishing. Each caught exactly one fish and yet there were only three fish caught. Why?
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27 Things We Can All Relate To

December 28, 2015 | No Comments » | Topics: Uncategorized |

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Awesome Stuff Around The Internet

December 17, 2015 | No Comments » | Topics: Uncategorized |

Feed Your Brain With These 14 Fascinating Facts – Caveman Circus

20 Horrifying Things Celebrities Have Hiding In Their Past – Linkiest

110 Pound Girl Deadlifts Over 300 Pounds and I’m over here struggling to deadlift this cheeseburger – Leenks

The 20 Most Beautiful American Women According to Google – Crave

Martin Shkreli, Price Gouging Pharma CEO, Has Been Arrested On Fraud Charges – VICE

Lamar Odom Might Go Broke Just to Stay Alive – The Blemish

This Is What Victoria’s Secret Models Look Like With No Make-Up On – Scribol

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The 20 Richest Actors in the World Based on Net Worth – Pop Hitz

25 Year Old Cat Turned Up in Shelter, a Young Woman Knows She Has to Save Her! – Love Meow

Kylie Jenner Wore the Tightest-Shortest Mini Skirt on the Planet! – G-Celeb

Star Wars Actors Then And Now – Bored Panda

18 Things to Remember When Your Heart is Breaking – Marc And Angel

Fashionable ladies at The Force Awakens Premiere – Moe Jackson


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The Greatest Demonstration Of The Christmas Spirit: The Christmas Truce Of 1914

December 8, 2015 | No Comments » | Topics: Uncategorized |

During World War I, in the winter of 1914, on the battlefields of Flanders, one of the most unusual events in all of human history took place. The Germans had been in a fierce battle with the British and French. Both sides were dug in, safe in muddy, man-made trenches six to eight feet deep that seemed to stretch forever. 

All of a sudden, German troops began to put small Christmas trees, lit with candles, outside of their trenches. Then, they began to sing songs. Across the way, in the “no man’s land” between them, came songs from the British and French troops. Incredibly, many of the Germans, who had worked in England before the war, were able to speak good enough English to propose a “Christmas” truce. 

The British and French troops, all along the miles of trenches, accepted. In a few places, allied troops fired at the Germans as they climbed out of their trenches. But the Germans were persistent and Christmas would be celebrated even under the threat of impending death. 

According to Stanley Weintraub, who wrote about this event in his book, Silent Night, “signboards arose up and down the trenches in a variety of shapes. They were usually in English, or – from the Germans – in fractured English. Rightly, the Germans assumed that the other side could not read traditional gothic lettering, and that few English understood spoken German. ‘YOU NO FIGHT, WE NO FIGHT’ was the most frequently employed German message. Some British units improvised ‘MERRY CHRISTMAS’ banners and waited for a response. More placards on both sides popped up.” 

A spontaneous truce resulted. Soldiers left their trenches, meeting in the middle to shake hands. The first order of business was to bury the dead who had been previously unreachable because of the conflict. Then, they exchanged gifts. Chocolate cake, cognac, postcards, newspapers, tobacco. In a few places, along the trenches, soldiers exchanged rifles for soccer balls and began to play games. 

It didn’t last forever. In fact, some of the generals didn’t like it at all and commanded their troops to resume shooting at each other. After all, they were in a war. Soldiers eventually did resume shooting at each other. But only after, in a number of cases, a few days of wasting rounds of ammunition shooting at stars in the sky instead of soldiers in the opposing army across the field. 

For a few precious moments there was peace on earth good will toward men.


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Photographer Tells People They’re Beautiful, Captures Their Wonderful Reactions

December 7, 2015 | No Comments » | Topics: Heartwarming, Uncategorized |

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Shea Glover, 18, went around her high school asking teachers and students to pose for a project. “I’m taking pictures of things I find beautiful,” she says to both friends and strangers. 

The reactions are priceless. Many people break out in wide grins — before becoming embarrassed.



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A Gallery Of The World’s Most Amazing Libraries

November 18, 2015 | 1 Comment » | Topics: Uncategorized |

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Spend The Night In One Of These Terrifying Capsules Above Peru’s Sacred Valley

October 20, 2015 | No Comments » | Topics: Uncategorized |

Image Credit: Higher Perspectives

Thrill-seekers among you rejoice. If the stunning natural beauty and history of Peru’s Sacred Valley is not enough to satiate your traveling appetite, then you should sleep in a transparent capsule hung 400 feet above it. The three pods are each 24 x 8 meters in size, made from polycarbonate and and aluminum, and feature sleeping, living and bathroom areas. If the trek via a 400-foot steel ladder embedded into the almost-sheer cliff face doesn’t put you off, you’ll be rewarded with unparalleled views of the entire valley for a price of $300 USD.

Visit the Natura Viva website for more information and see the pods in action below.

Image Credit: Higher Perspectives

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The Overflow

September 29, 2015 | No Comments » | Topics: Uncategorized |

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Nap Desk Converts Into Bed So You Can Comfortably Sleep At Work

September 24, 2015 | 1 Comment » | Topics: Uncategorized |

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Regardless what time it is or how much sleep you got the night before there are just certain days when you feel too tired to go on. Perhaps your computer screen starts to look a little fuzzy and nothing much is getting done, it’s in these moments that a short nap could make all the difference in the world. Greek design company Studio NL has the perfect solution: a desk that easily converts into a bed.

The nap desk offers you the perfect little bed beneath your work desk. It is created so that the top of the desk slides forward allowing someone else to actually continue working while you get some shuteye… so long as the clicking sound from the keyboard won’t keep you awake. This is an ideal set up for work teams trying to get a project done on a tight deadline.

It’s said that around 3:00 pm we could all use a nap, even if you are no longer a small child. This bed offers every grown up the chance to catch some ZZZ’s without ever leaving work. While this nap desk is currently just a prototype we really hope it comes to fruition… not so that we can stay at work longer, but just so that we can sleep at work more often!

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After Being Wounded With Poison Arrows, Desperate Elephant Runs To Humans For Help

September 22, 2015 | No Comments » | Topics: Uncategorized |

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A wild elephant and two of his friends were attacked and injured by poachers who used poison arrows in Kenya, Africa. Although attacked by humans, the elephants trusted another group of humans to make them better and sought their help. These group of people are called the David Sheldrick Wildlife Trust (DSWT).

According to a report in The Dodo, the wild elephant although had not been a resident at DSWT, knew other elephants who had lived there. The injured elephants trusted DSWT to be friendly and travelled through Kenyan wilderness to reach them for help.

“We are sure that Mwende’s father knew that if they returned to the stockades they would get the help and treatment they needed because this continuously happens with the injured bulls in the north; they all come to Ithumba when in need, understanding that there they can be helped,” DSWT said in a statement.

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