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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?
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?
Congrats to JustJoey on Reddit for guessing last week’s answer for the Shirt Numbers Riddle if you missed it you can find it here.
A soldier runs up the the front line with a bag of 12 cannonballs. Unfortunately, one of the 12 cannonballs was 100g instead of the normal 200g. If the 100g cannonball got put into the canon it would stick and blow the canon up, so he really needed to find the lighter cannonball. They all were the same size and shape, so the only way he could tell the difference would be by the weight. Luckily, there were some scales they used to weigh gunpowder which he could use on the battlefield. He desperately needs to find the lighter cannonball in the quickest possible time.
What is the least number of times you can use the scales to find out which of the cannonballs is the 100g one?
No one managed to answer this riddle. I gave out a few hints saying how you didn’t need to use maths, but the answer uses even less. You don’t even need to use the scales.
You don’t need the scales because the weight difference will be able to be felt just using your hands. The soldier would have been able to find the lighter cannonball just by comparing them in his hands.
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.