Small cheer and great welcome makes a merry feast. ~William Shakespeare
We can only be said to be alive in those moments when our hearts are conscious of our treasures. ~Thornton Wilder
Let us remember that, as much has been given us, much will be expected from us, and that true homage comes from the heart as well as from the lips, and shows itself in deeds. ~Theodore Roosevelt
Here’s a riddle: Mary’s father has five daughters: 1. Nana, 2. Nene, 3. Nini, 4. Nono. What is the name of the fifth daughter?
Did you answer Nunu? Her name is Mary.
What is shorter when it is longer and longer when it is shorter; also bigger when it is smaller and smaller when it is bigger?
A word. LONGER is shorter than SHORTER, and SMALLER is bigger than BIGGER.
Richard Lederer and Gary Hallock devised this puzzler, which is best read aloud:
What is a four-letter word for a three-letter word which has five letters yet is still spelled with three letters while it has only two and rarely has six and never is spelled with five
To get the emphasis on the right syllable, don’t read it as a question. Read it as a staement, and emphasize WHAT, FOR, WHICH, YET, IT, RARELY, and NEVER.
Thanks to Greg Ross! Adapted from his Futility Closet.
Thanks Frode Svensen
Four fourths exceeds three fourths by what fractional part?
“This question will usually divide a company.”
– William Frank White, A Scrap-Book of Elementary Mathematics, 1908
A little math to keep your brain sharp. Note: This must be done in your head only . Do NOT use paper and pencil or a calculator. Try it.
Take 1000 and add 40 to it. Now add another 1000 . Now add 30 . Add another 1000 . Now add 20 . Now add another 1000 . Now add 10 . What is the total?
Scroll down for answer…..
Did you get 5000 ?
The correct answer is actually 4100.
If you don’t believe it, check it with a calculator!
NEED A HINT?
Some 7,000 years ago, a volcano erupted and collapsed on itself, forming the caldera in which this lake now sits. Originally and oh-so-imaginatively named Deep Blue Lake by early gold prospectors, this dazzling body of water is about six miles wide and nearly 2,000 feet deep. Can you name the lake and the park it lies in?