Friday, November 2, 2007


For you regular diners who find yourself increasingly mentally sluggish and overweight (given the rich foods served up around here), I present some mental exercise.


1. What word is usually pronounced incorrectly?

2. What gets wetter and wetter the more it dries?

3. The man who invented it doesn't want it. The man who bought it doesn't need it. The man who needs it doesn't know it. What is it?

4. A certain crime is punishable if attempted, but not if committed. What is it?

5. You use a knife to slice my head, and weep beside me when I'm dead. What am I?

6. Pronounced as one letter,
And written with three,
Two letters there are,
And two only in me.
I'm double, I'm single,
I'm black, blue, and gray,
I'm read from both ends,
And the same either way.
What am I?

7. Why is it better to have round manhole covers than square?

8. A man marries twenty women in his village, but isn't charged with polygamy. Why?

9. Your sock drawer contains ten pairs of white socks and ten pairs of black socks. If you're only allowed to take one sock from the drawer at a time and you can't see what color sock you're taking until you've taken it, how many socks do you have to take before you're guaranteed to have at least one matching pair?

10. What's the largest amount of money you can have in change and still not have change for a dollar?

11. I have two U.S. coins that add up to fifty-five cents. One is not a nickel. What coins are they?

Have fun folks!


Katie Booker said...

SURELY you are going to put the answers up..right???

PJ said...

Actually, I assumed that you, Katie, being of such superior intellect, would post the correct answers here...


Katie Booker said...

Well I actually wasn't wanting to reveal my "superiorness" so I will just await your answers.

Anonymous said...

Here are my answers and it only took 3 days. Man I'm getting rusty. Tell me if they're right.

1) could it be incorrectly?
2) A towel
3) A coffin
4) Is it suicide?
5) Are you an onion?
6) Easy its "eye"
7) Don't know. Maybe because we're round not square.
8) LOL, He lives in Utah. Aren't the mormons allowed to do that? Real answer: Either he's a widower/divorcee 19 times. Or he's someone who marries people.
9) 3 times I think. You take out two hopefully there one of each color. And the 3rd one should match the first 2. If not I don't know what to tell ya.
10) This one stumped me. I came up with 3q, 4d, 4p. But I think I am wrong wrong.
11) A half dollar and a nickle. You only said one of them was not a nickle.

Anonymous said...

Here goes...
2.A towel
7.Safety, it can’t fall into the manhole.
8.He’s a preacher – not that its okay for preachers to marry multiple women, I mean he conducts the marriage for twenty women. lol
10.$1.19 – I had to empty my piggy bank for that one. Do I still get credit?
11.The only possible way is a .50 and a .05

Katie Booker said...

Onions die???