Removing The Cherry In The Cocktail Glass: A Match Puzzle

Here is a creative match puzzle by Martin Gardner. Suppose that the four matches in the illustration above represent a cocktail glass. The objective of this puzzle is to remove the cherry from inside the glass without touching it. Also, you can only change the positions of two of the matches. The glass can either end […]

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Practical Chemistry

Image: Trip Advisor Former MIT Physics ptofessor Anthony P. French received a short letter in 1982 from a writer in New Rochelle, New York. It went as follows: Being a safety minded individual I thought I would write you before experimenting on my own. Is it safe to mix Antipasto and Pasta together and could […]

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A Very Grateful Passenger

The following is a quaint and rather amusing letter received by a general manager of a motor omnibus company located in the “north of the Trent”. It was penned by an anonymous passenger who wrote “The Royal Infirmary” as the return address:

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I Finally Found Out Where Those Spams Are Coming From

Spams are annoying, and unfortunately, I have no choice but to deal with them. My blog has been bombarded by spams since the day I gained some readers. As time goes by, it became worse. For instance, I just cleared my spam folder last Sunday and now, it has more than 200 blocked comments. So, […]

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Pun Of The Weak: Ambition

Father: Son, what do you want to be when you grow up? Son: I want to be a military tank driver. Father: I won’t stand in your way!

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A Little Riddle

Here’s a little riddle from Don Lemon, Everybody’s Illustrated Book of Puzzles, 1890: Twice six are eight of us, Six are but three of us, Nine are but four of us, What can we possibly be? Would you know more of us? I’ll tell you more of us. Twelve are but six of us, Five are but […]

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6 Steps To Succeed In Teaching With Technology

This is a guest post by Katrina D. Keller. Everyone wants to use technology in the classroom, but it is the uneasy relationship many schools and teachers have with technology that is discouraging its adoption. Most bear the notion that technology distracts students and decreases their engagement in the classrooms.  However, many teachers and educators […]

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Full Circle

Place 24 pigs in these sties so that, no matter how many times one circles the sties, he always find that the number in each sty is closer to 10 than the number in the previous one.

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Dress Code

It can be rather awkward if you appear at an event wearing casual clothes while everyone is wearing formal attire and vice versa. Nonetheless, playwright and actor Noël Coward didn’t falter when a similar event happened to him. In 1918, Coward was invited to a gathering organized by Tomorrow Club, which was composed of literary […]

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Pun Of The Weak: Investing

“I know a man who put all his money in just two stocks, a paper-towel company and a revolving-door outfit. He was wiped out before he could turn around.” — Dave Astor

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