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646. Answer the next 3 questions:
What number follows ten thousand ninety-five?
Ten thousand ninety-seven?
Ten thousand ninety-nine?

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647. Before Copernicus, everybody thought the sun revolved around the earth; it took a while (and several inquisitions) to catch on, but nowadays most people know better. Here are a couple of persistent scientific myths.  Or maybe not.  Which are true?

1. Water swirls down the drain the other way in Australia.
2. You can catch a bird if you put salt on its tail.
3. You can't stare too long at the sun.
4. There is no such fish as a sardine.
5. Hair and fingernails keep growing after death.
6. Mixing milk and meat is dangerous.
7. Owls see perfectly well during the day.
8. It's okay to mix alcoholic drinks.
9. When you freeze food, it kills the bacteria.

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648. Here's a palindrome:  How do you describe a car whose usual habitation has been destroyed?

_  _  G  _  _  A  _  _  D

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649. What is the number which is 10 more than one-fourth of one-tenth of one-fifth of 800.

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650. Change the first letter in each pair of words below to create two new words.  Then put the new letter on the line provided.  When you have finished, you will have a new word, reading down.

WARP  __  BAND
    OIL   __  RIM
   PUT   __  TAIL
  RUG   __  HOG

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651. How many common English words can you make from the letters below, using all the letters only once in each word?

D  E  E  I  N  R  S  S  T

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652. The names of 3 fruits are interlettered below.  Can you find them?

OLPREEAMANOCGNHE

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

Place an "R" in front of finish, and get to tear apart.

Place an "R" in front of a snake, and get a tool.

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654. If six elves can pack 12 gifts in two hours, how many elves are needed to pack 64 gifts in eight hours?

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655. As far as we can tell, there is only one other word that can be made from all the letters in the word LEGISLATORS.  Can you find it?

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

X  _  _  _  P  _  O  _  _  _

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657. A grandfather clock chimes the appropriate number of times to indicate the hour, as well as chiming once at each quarter hour.  You are in another room and hear the clock chime just once, figuring that it could be any time of day, which period of time (hours and minutes), or how many minutes total would be the longest period of time you would have to wait in order to determine the correct time?

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658. Marie was buying holiday presents.  She first bought a doll for one-twelfth of what she had, then a toy train set for one-fourth of the original total.  Next came a bouquet of artificial flowers for one-sixth of the original total and a blouse for one-third of the original total.  She had $36.00 left.  How much did she start with?

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659. The following 10 letters can be anagrammed into a three-word slang expression meaning "bizarre."

A E F F H L L O T W

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660. Another palindrome:  what did the young lady say to her friend, who suggested walking to the shopping mall?

_  _  O          _  A  _          _  F  _  _  _

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