1096. Which of the six words completes the following sequence of
words and why:

BASIC, ELF, HAITI, KILL, NO, ?

You can choose from:

QUACK, QUARREL, QUEER, QUIET, QUIZ, and QUEEN

QUEER - because it starts and ends with two successive letters of the alphabet.

1097. I cannot be felt, seen or touched;

Yet I can be found in
everybody;

My existence is always in debate;

Yet I have my own style of music.

What Am I?

a soul. Style of music: soul music.

1098. You have 1,432 feet of fence that must be strung out in a straight line.
A fence post must be placed for every 4 feet of fence, so how many fence posts will be needed?

359. If you answered 358, you must remember that the fence must begin and end with a post, dividing 1,432 by 4 leaves one end without a post.

1099. Can you solve the following sequence?

11, 12, 26, 81, 82, 166, 501, 502, ?

1006. The sequence is to multiply by 1 & then add 1, multiply by 2 & then add 2, multiply by 3 & add 3, multiply by 1 & add 1, multiply by 2 & add 2, multiply by 3 & add 3, etc.

1100. A man sits on a buoy floating in a swimming pool. In his right hand is a
glass containing an ice cube. If he throws the ice cube into the swimming pool, when will the water level rise?

·When the cube falls into the water?

·Or not until the cube is completely melted?

The water level remains constant throughout the experiment. When the ice cube is in the glass, thus floating with the man and the buoy on the water, it displaces its weight of water. When it falls in the pool it floats again, and still displaces its weight of water. When it melts it displaces its volume of water. Since it is ice, the volume of water corresponding to its weight is equal to its volume.

1101. Tom is younger than Rose, but older than Will and Jack, in that order. Rose
is younger than Susie, but older than Jack. Jack is younger than Jim. Susie is older than Rose, but younger than Jim. Jim is older than Tom. Who is the oldest?

1102. The following is similar to the types of puzzles found on our website under
our "wacky words" puzzles. Can you determine what word, expression, or name is depicted?

COTAXME

1103. A correspondent (C. E. B.) sends the following. It is not difficult, if
properly attacked:

A x B = B, B x C = AC, C x D = BC, D x E = CH, E x F = DK, F x H = CJ, H x J = KJ, J x K = E, K x L = L, A x L = L. Every
letter represents a different digit, and, of course, AC, BC, etc., are two-figure numbers. Can you find the values in figures of all the letters?

It is clear that A must be 1, and that B and C must be either 6 and 2 or 3 and 5, and that in the third equation they are shown to be 3 and 5, since D must be 7. Then E must be 8 in order that D x E should show C = 5. Then the rest is easy, and we find the answer as follows: A = 1, B = 3, C = 5, D = 7, E = 8, F = 9, H = 6, J = 4, K = 2, L = 0.

1104. Choose the correct letter from each clue in the rhyme below. When put
in order, the five letters will spell the answer to the riddle.

My first is in pan but not in run.

My second in part but not in stun and fun.

My third you'll find in paint.

My fourth in six and also in seven.

My last in eye but not in heaven.

My whole a lovely flower fine.

Find the word, letter by line.

1105. The whole family chartered a boat for the day for $840. Unfortunately,
one couple had severe colds and had to cancel, so those remaining had to chip in another $35 each.
How many people were there originally?

8. (840 ÷ 8 = 105; 840 ÷ 6 = 140; 140 - 105 = 35).

1106. The following is a jumbled quote from a recent U.S. vice-president. Can
you determine the correct order of the words that will set the quote straight?

"Passport your making is airplane way of like photo look travel nature's you."

Airplane travel is natures way of making you look like your passport photo.---Al Gore.

1107. What is the significance of this sequence?

235, 711, 131, 719, 232, 931, 374, 143

The sequence is a list of some of the prime numbers (numbers divisible only by themselves and 1.
Starting at 2 and them lumping their digits into sets of 3: 2, 3, 5, 7, 11, 13, 17, 19, 23, 29, 31, 37, 41, 43.

1108. Here's a palindrome:

What do you call the cooking utensil up near the ceiling?

_ _ _ _ _ _

1109. Before you are three spotted cobras. Titus is older than Serena, and
Serena is younger than Macbeth, who is older than Titus. Which snake is the oldest?

1110. In a contest to guess the number of pennies in a jar, Sam guessed 21, Sally
guessed 19, Samantha guessed 24, Susan guessed 26 and Sandy guessed 23. One was off by 4, one by 2, one by 3, one by 1, and one was right. Who was
right?