24. Did you hear about the Buddhist who refused Novocain during a root canal? His goal: transcend dental medication

24. Did you hear about the Buddhist who refused Novocain during a root canal? His goal: transcend dental medication

24. Did you hear about the Buddhist who refused Novocain during a root canal? His goal: transcend dental medication

23. Two hydrogen atoms meet. One says, 'I've lost my electron.' The other says, 'Are you sure? The first replies, 'Yes, I'm positive.'

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A grandmother, 2 mothers and

2 daughters went to the cafe.

They ordered one cup of

coffee each.

What was the total number of cups they ordered?

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## Number jumbler

Find five numbers in the circle that add up to 35. None of the five numbers are used more than once.

Note: There are also combinations of fewer than five numbers that add up to 35, but those combinations don’t count. (Pun intended.)

## You are on your way to visit your Grandma, who lives at the end of the valley. It's her birthday, and you want to give her the cakes you've made.

Between your house and her house, you have to cross 7 bridges, and as it goes in the land of make believe, there is a troll under every bridge! Each troll, quite rightly, insists that you pay a troll toll. Before you can cross their bridge, you have to give them half of the cakes you are carrying, but as they are kind trolls, they each give you back a single cake.

How many cakes do you have to leave home with to make sure that you arrive at Grandma's with exactly 2 cakes?

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2

At each bridge you are required to give half of your cakes, and you receive one back. Which leaves you with 2 cakes after every bridge.

There was once a college that offered a class on probability applied to the real world.

The class was relatively easy, but there was a catch. There were no homework assignments or tests, but there was a final exam that would have only one question on it.

When everyone received the test it was a blank sheet of paper with a solitary question on it: "What is risk?"

Most students were able to pass, but only one student received 100% for the class! Even stranger was that he only wrote down one word!

What did he write?

## There are three boxes, one contains only apples, one contains only oranges, and one contains both apples and oranges. The boxes have been incorrectly labeled such that no label identifies the actual contents of its box. Opening just one box, and without looking in the box, you take out one piece of fruit. By looking at the fruit, how can you immediately label all of the boxes correctly?

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So, you know all 3 boxes are incorrectly labeled.

Go to the box labeled “Apples + Oranges.” Since the label is wrong, it must have one or the other.

This is the box to take one piece of fruit from.

Whichever comes out is what that box contains. If you took out an apple, the box has only apples. If you took out an orange, vice versa.

Here’s where it gets tricky a bit tricky. But we’re almost done…

Let’s say you grabbed an apple. Move the “Apples” label over to that box. Now it’s correctly labeled.

You know the “Oranges” box is still labeled wrong (because all 3 were labeled wrong to start and you haven’t touched it). And you know it’s not “Apples”.

So it has to be “Apples + Oranges”.

The last box is “Oranges”.

The same process above would work if you had pulled out an orange at the start.

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ANSWER IS 8

C = (L+R+B) - T

L(LEFTNUMBER), R(RIGHT NUMBER), T (TOP NUMBER), B (BOTTOM NUMBER), C (CENTER NUMBER)

I’m flat as a leaf and round as a ring. I have four eyes, yet can’t see a thing.

What am I?

Mark went to a restaurant for dinner last night. When he received his check he paid with a hundred dollar bill.

When the waiter returned his change, Mark received one of every denomination of currency under one hundred dollars.

What was the total cost of Mark’s meal?

There is a room full of 100 politicians. Each one is either honest or a liar. You know two facts about these politicians:

1. At least one of them is honest.

2. If you pick any two politicians, at least one of them is a liar.

From this information, can you determine how many politicians are honest and how many are liars?

Placed above, I make greater things small. Placed beside I make small things great. In matters that count,

I always come first. Where others increase I keep them the same.

What am I?

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A wealthy man had an important flight the next day. Early that morning his security guard tells the man not to take the plane because he just had a dream that the plane would crash. The security guard then leaves, as it is the end of his shift.

The wealthy man took the advice of his security guard and traveled by train instead. Once he arrives at his destination, he learns the plane did in fact crash. He then fires his security guard.

Why did he fire the security guard?

If 3 cats can kill 3 rats in 3 minutes, how long will it take 100 cats to kill 100 rats?

You are driving in your car at night when magically three doors appear in front of you. A voice loudly tells you that behind the first door you will find diamonds. Behind the second door you will find gold and behind the third door you will find money. What door do you open first?

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There are five identical looking bags of gold coins. Four of the bags contain coins made of real gold and one of the bags contains coins made of fool’s gold.

All of the coins in all of the bags look identical. They are the same size, color and shape. The only difference is their weight. Real gold coins weigh 10 grams and coins made of fool’s gold weigh 11 grams.

You have an accurate scale that you can use only one time to determine which bag contains the fool’s gold. How do you do it?

A man is the owner of a winery who recently passed away. In his will, he left 21 barrels (seven of which are filled with wine, seven of which are half full, and seven of which are empty) to his three sons. However, the wine and barrels must be split, so that each son has the same number of full barrels, the same number of half-full barrels, and the same number of empty barrels. Note that there are no measuring devices handy. How can the barrels and wine be evenly divided?

What is broken every time it’s spoken?

A boy was at a carnival and went to a booth where a man said to the boy, "If I write your exact weight on this piece of paper then you have to give me $50, but if I cannot, I will pay you $50." The boy looked around and saw no scale so he agrees, thinking no matter what the carny writes he'll just say he weighs more or less. In the end the boy ended up paying the man $50. How did the man win the bet?

## Hot diggity dog

Charmaine is shopping for her big weekend barbecue. Her budget: $100. It costs $4 for a package of ten hot dogs and $3 for a package of eight buns. How many packages of each should she buy to maximize how many hot dogs she can serve? (Hint: She can have extra of either, but she won’t serve a hot dog without a bun.)