481. Two avid runners completed over a 12 mile course, 6 miles uphill and 6 miles downhill. "Fast & Steady" ran 6 MPH both up and down, "Ritz & Startz" ran 3 MPH uphill and 12 MPH downhill. Who won the race?
484. Reduce the following high brow language to a common sentence!
It is incumbent upon all scriveners and all who are engaged in forensics of any nature whatever to effectually make their communications compendious, pithy, succinct, and as totally lacking in prolixity, circumlocution, and sesquipedalian words as they are noted for their lucidity, perspicuity, trenchancy, and terse sentences.
486. Jim didn't fail to go to the party to which he didn't want to but decided he would go to it because if people knew he didn't want to go to it he would want to go for fear they might think he didn't want to go to it because he didn't like the hosts. Did Jim go to the party?
488. When Maria went to get a passport, she had to give her real date of birth, but under all other circumstances she refused. When somebody asked how old she was, she said she was twenty-one. mentally omitting all Sundays. Sundays she didn't work, so naturally she didn't get any older. How old was Maria really?
489. You go on a picnic with your friends. Each one of them wants a different amount of oil and vinegar in his salad. However, you've already mixed the oil and vinegar in one bottle. How can you please everyone at the picnic?
490. Ann is now twice Jane's age. In six years, Jane will be three-fourths of Ann's age then. In 12 years, they will both be teenagers, and Jane will be five-sixths of Ann's age then. How old are they now?
491. A man ordered a length of rope by telephone from his nearest hardware shop. But when he went to collect the rope, he found that the assistant had miswritten the order by interchanging feet and inches, as a result of this, the rope was only 30 percent of the length that the man wanted. So, what length did he want and what length did he get?
494. Find the word that fits the definition, then add a "W" in front of
it to make a new word that matches the second definition.
Place a "W" before the result of an attack of poison ivy, and get a nasty woman (slang).
Place a "W" before learned by memory, and get the past tense of write.