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4 4 Left Hands Only
Assume there are approximately 6,000,000,000 (6 billion) people on Earth. What would you estimate to be the result if you multiply together the number of fingers on every person’s left-hands? For t ...
Submitted by Aakash
Hard
6.8
4 10 Don't Mate in One
This problem was first publicized by Karl Fabel, a German chess problemist. Find a move for white that will not result in an immediate checkmate of the black king.
logic chess Submitted by Aakash
Doable
6.6
4 2 There are only 4 circles and none of them touch
Source: reddit.
optical illusion Submitted by Ravi
Easy
2.0
4 3 Up and Down
Explain the following scenario: A man lives on the twelfth floor of an apartment building. Every morning he takes the elevator down to the lobby and leaves the building. In the evening, he gets int ...
Submitted by Valentin
Hard
7.3
4 2 The Classic Weights & Scale
You have 8 lead marbles, one of which is heavier than the rest. What is the minimum amount of “weightings” (i.e. with a see-saw scale) you need to do to guarantee finding the odd one out?
Submitted by Valentin
Doable
4.3
4 6 Cut the pizza into 11 equal slices with a wrist watch
Tools: (1) A wrist watch and (2) a normal knife Goal: Slice a pizza into 11 equal pieces
Doable
6.0
4 3 The Price Is Right
Many shops have prices set just under a round figure, e.g. $9.99 instead of $10.00 or $99.95 instead of $100.00 . It is assumed that this is done because the price seems lower to the consumer. But th ...
Submitted by Aakash
Hard
7.0
4 3 Surgery
A boy and his father get into an enormous and unfortunate car accident. The father is taken to one hospital and the son to another. The boy’s surgeon walks into the hospital room and says “I cannot ...
Submitted by Valentin
Doable
3.3
4 2 Gone Camping
Camp Crona’s cook, Allison, was just about to begin preparing the picnic lunch for all the campers. She already knew she needed to fill 55 bowls of the same size and capacity with the same amount of fo ...
mathematics Submitted by Aakash
Easy
3.1
4 3 Its waistline is a hexagon
Heart of Darkness, Coat of Grain, Was once alive, Now feels no pain, Never walks, but Leaves a Trail. Circle head and pointed tail. Grows shorter as the day goes on- Its waistline is a hexagon. Wha ...
Submitted by Valentin
Doable
5.2
4 3 Divide 1 to 20
What is the smallest whole number that can be divided by any number from 1 to 20 (inclusive) and not leave a remainder? For example, 60 is the smallest number that can be divided evenly by all the n ...
mathematics Submitted by Aakash
Doable
5.0
4 3 The Middle of Nowhere
What is in the middle of "nowhere"? The answer is indisputable, and not based on some philosophy.
riddle Submitted by Aakash
Easy
2.4
4 3 Don't Hang Yourself
A fool wants to tie a rope around the earth. So he buys a rope of 40,000 KM and ties it around the world. His neighbour, also a fool, wants to do the same only he wants the rope on sticks 1 meter abo ...
Easy
3.1
4 4 Microsoft Interview Question - Count it Out
This problem is more targeted towards people with Computer Science or similar backgrounds, it is a REAL question from an interview with Microsoft. You have an array of 99 unique numbers from 0-100. ...
Submitted by Aakash
Doable
4.9
4 8 Cracking the Safe
You are to open a safe without knowing the combination. Beginning with the dial set at zero, the dial must be turned counter-clockwise to the first combination number, (then clockwise back to zero), ...
Submitted by Valentin
Doable
6.0