211. I climbed up a cherry tree, where I found cherries. I did not pick
cherries, nor did I leave cherries. How can you explain this?

The cherry tree had 2 cherries in it. I picked only one and left the other on the tree. Therefore, I did not "pick cherries, because I picked
"a cherry."

212. Nancy's cousin's uncle's wife's sister is what relation to Nancy? Think of the closest relations!

213. There are 7 tennis balls which are identical in all aspects except that one of them weighs slightly less than the
other 6. How can you identify the one that weighs less on a balance scale with no more than 2 separate weighings?

Put aside one of the 7 balls and place 3 balls on each pan of the balance scale. If the 2 pans balance out, congratulations, you have already found the lightest ball (the ball which you have put aside). If the 2 pans do not balance out, clearly the lightest ball is on the pan that goes up. Take the 3 balls that are on that pan and put the other 3 balls aside. For the second weighing, take 2 of the 3 suspect balls, putting each one on a separate pan. If the 2 pans balance out, then the lightest ball is the new one that is put aside. If they do not balance out, then the lightest ball is the one on the pan that goes up.

214. Fill in the missing numbers in the following series:

101 99 102 98 103 97 __?__ __?__

104 96. There are really 2 series in one, one starts at 101 and counts up; the other starts at 99 and counts down.

215. Can you arrange the odd digits 1, 3, 5, 7, and 9, and the even digits, 2, 4, 6, and 8, in such a way that the odd ones add up to the same as the even
ones? You can use arithmetical signs and decimals, but the idea is to try and arrive at the simplest possible solution. There are, of course, many
possible answers.

1 + 3 + 7 + 9/5 = 12.8 and 2 + 4 + 6 + .8 = 12.8.

216. When the following words are unscrambled, which one is the odd man out?

HECTARE
STINTED
RIOTED RACED

CEDAR OR CARED ( TEACHER, DENTIST, EDITOR are all professions .).

217. Many years ago when gasoline was only 46 cents a gallon, I stopped to fill up my car. I gave the attendant a $20.00 bill and waited for my change.
Unexpectedly, he charged me for the number of gallons that the car needed instead of the dollar amount. (for example if the car took 8.4 gallons he
would have charged me $8.40. Because he did this, I received less in change than I should have. The funny thing is that I had received in
change exactly the amount that I should have been charged for the gas in the first place. Remembering that the cash indicator on a gas pump will only
charge to the nearest half-cent, how many gallons of gas did I buy that day?

13.7 gallons at 46 cents = $6.30 ( to the nearest 1/2 cent.) Therefore, my change from the $20.00 was $6.30 as I had been charged $13.70.

218. With thieves I consort

With the vilest, in short,

I'm quite at my ease in depravity;

Yet all divines use me

And savants can't lose me

For I am the center of gravity

Who or what am I?

219. Make a dent in your mental energy and complete the word below by filling in the missing letters.

S _ R _ _ _ _ _ C _ T I O N

220. What is the four-digit number (no zeros) in which the third digit is the number of "winds," the first digit is one-half of the third, the
second digit is double the third and the last digit is one-half the sum of the first three?

221. From doing the wacky words puzzles on our website, you know that the letters CCCCCCC can be interpreted as The Seven Seas. Can you make sense out of
the following?

a. milonelion

b. Sympho

c. gunGUNgun

GUNgunGUN

a. one in a million b. unfinished symphony c. six shooters.

222. What would be the next number in the following sequence?

11
1,331
161,051
19,487,171 __
? __

2,357,947,691. The numbers are 11 to the first power, 11 to the third power, 11 to the fifth power, 11 to the seventh power; so the missing number is 11 to the ninth power.

223. "My first is in run, but not in won; my second in apple and also in talk; my third is in miss but not in score; my last in win but not in
more."

What am I?

224. The square of 13 is 169. Take the last digit of the square, 9, and place it in the middle, making 196. This is the square of 14, the next
number above 13. What are the next numbers which also have this property?

157 squared is 24649, and 158 squared is 24964.

225. Find the word that fits the first definition, then add a "T" in front of it to make a new word that matches the second definition.

Place a "T" in front of the place you are, and make the other
place.

Place a "T" in front of a male possessive, and get something you
can point to.

here----there; his----this.