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I have decided to give the Thursday Teaser a bit of an overhaul with a completely new way of doing it. Now that I have a BBF Facebook account, I shall post a riddle each Thursday as normal but only on Facebook. You can get a link to the teaser on the top right hand on the blog. This will be updated each week so that you can find the new one each week. If you don’t want to miss out please follow me on Twitter or Facebook.
Well. We are back with our Thursday Teasers. If you don’t know the format by now, I will give you lovely readers a riddle you have to solve within a week. Leave a comment on this post and if you are right you can expect your name to be given with the answer next week when we reveal all, and give you a new riddle to ponder.
This week’s riddle is named Greedy Gary, and goes as follows;
Greedy Gary is happily eating his bag of sweets, until his friends, Hungry Harry, Starving Sammy, and Well Fed William seek to get in on the action. Gary didn’t want to give away any of his sweets, but William (Who wanted to get his friends something to eat) gave Gary a challenge – Gary was to make a solitary statement. If what he said was true, he was to give a sweet to Hungry Harry, however if what he said was false, he was to give a sweet to Starving Sammy. What did he say which allowed him to not give away any sweets?
In 1974, a Hungarian gentleman by the name of Erno Rubik, created a cultural icon. Having sold over 350 million items, the Rubik’s Cube became the toy of the decade. Since it’s creation the cube has gained so much popularity within the puzzling world there are even World Championships held each year to see who can solve it the fastest. There have been many different kinds of cube from the normal 3x3x3 to 17x17x17, as well as many in different shapes like spheres, barrels, and crosses. This post will not include any of these variations, but other puzzles I think would challenge and delight any self respecting Rubik’s Cube fan.
Japanese Puzzle Box Fiendish
If you ask anyone who can solve a Rubik’s cube, you will find out that there are different moves that must be done to complete it.This puzzle box is the same. It has a series of 21 steps that must be followed to open it. These moves are obscure and subtle and would give anyone a challenge. Although the relatively high price, this quality item is definitely worth it. If you are interested you can buy it on ebay here.
The reason I feel this puzzle would appeal to a Rubik’s fan is first the colour scheme, and secondly the skill needed to complete the puzzle. When someone completes a Rubik’s cube, they will immediately mess it up and start again. With this puzzle, once you have taken apart the knot, it takes skill to get it back again. So like a cube, if you have memorised a solution you can do it again and again and impress your friends. If you would like to buy one you can find it on Amazon here.
The reason I chose Oskar’s Cube was because of its cube shape and puzzle idea. With the Rubik’s Cube you must work on each side separately, but also as a whole cube. This puzzle is similar, the rods sticking out of the middle must be directed along the maze on each side, but moved along the maze on the other sides too. It takes patience and skill to get from the square to the circle and back again. Unfortunately, it is out of stock at the moment, but keep checking the website as it is certainly worth buying here.
Well done to DrQAlias for getting last week’s riddle correct. Find it here if you wanna reminisce.
This weeks riddle is title Punch of Death
A man walks into a party and pours some punch and ice into a cup. He was really thirsty and drank it really fast. Then he left the party.Later he hears that everyone at the party died. There was poison in the punch.
How did the man not die if he drank the same punch and didn’t poison it?
The poison was in the ice, so because the man drank his drink quickly the ice didn’t have time to melt into the drink.
Well done to amybeth269 on Reddit for getting last week’s riddle correct. If you missed it you can find it here.
This weeks riddle is:
What is strange about Boris’ Day out?
Boris was walking back from a visit down in Aubry Down’s manufacturing district on a Saturday night. A busy day’s traffic had had its noisy run; and with not many folks in sight, Boris got along without having to stop to grasp a hand, or talk; for a mayor out of City Hall is a shining mark for any politician. And so, coming to Mayfair, a booming bass drum and sounds of singing, told of a small Salvation Army unit carrying on amidst Mayfair’s night shopping crowds. Boris, walking towards that group, saw a young girl, back toward him, just finishing a long, soulful oration …
Enjoy, I have a feeling this will keep you occupied for a while.
I thought this would be a hard one for you guys, but DrQAlias spoilt that.
If you notice the text does not use a single “e.” How about that!
No one managed to answer last week’s riddle but you can see the answer here.
This week’s riddle is titled, an Odd Order.
A gentleman takes a seat at his local restaurant. The waiter makes his way to the customer and asks him what he wants to order. The gentleman replies saying “H I J K L M N O. ” The waiter knows what the man is ordering and brings it to his table. What did the man order?
Well done to Casuative who answered last week’s riddle, Bankrupt!, correctly. Click Here for the solution to last week’s riddle. This week’s riddle is as follows…
You are tasked with spray-painting player numbers onto your team’s football shirts. You’ve prepared 10 paper stencils, each with a number from zero to nine. With the stencils cut out, you are now ready to paint player numbers on all six shirts.
If each shirt has room for two horizontal oriented numbers, what’s the fewest number of stencils you need to number the six shirts with 6 different numbers?
Comment the amount of stencils you would need to use, and what numbers would be on the shirts.
You can get away with using only one number; 6 or 9. With just one of these you can make 6, 9, 66, 69, 96, or 99.
Congrats to JustJoey who got the answer right on reddit.
Thank you to all those who took part in last week’s teaser, 171 Puzzler. The answer was 17 1/2. You had to add the 2 to the last 1 to make it a half and make it smaller than 18. Congrats to jcoutie who answered correct on Reddit. Jcoutie also pointed out that 2.171 would also be an acceptable answer.
This weeks riddle is this…
A man left his dog outside a hotel and immediately knew he was bankrupt. Why?
Leave your answers here, and you may be mentioned next week like jcoutie.
The dog is a Monopoly piece and landed on a property with a hotel on that would cost a lot of Monopoly money and bankrupt the player. Congrats to Casuative who answered correctly on Reddit.