1126. Can you think of a geometric series of whole numbers with three or more
numbers which add up to a square? Start with 1. Example: 1 + 3 + 9 + 27 + 81 = 121 = 11 squared.

Here is one answer: 1 + 7 + 49 + 343 = 400 + 20 squared. You may have found others.

1127. You throw away the outside and cook the inside. Then you eat the outside and throw
away the inside. What did you eat?

1128. This is as light as a feather, yet no man can hold it for long.

What is it?

1129. Name an English word of more than 2 letters that both begins and ends with
the letters "he" in that order. There are at least two possible answers. "hehe" is not acceptable.

1130. George, Helen, and Steve are drinking coffee. Bert, Karen, and Dave are
drinking soda. Is Elizabeth drinking coffee or soda?

Elizabeth is drinking coffee. The letter E appears twice in her name, as it does in the names of the others that are drinking coffee.

1131. A farmer goes to the market with $100 cash. He has to buy exactly 100
animals. There are cows, geese and chicken for sale. A cow costs $15, a goose is $1 and a chicken costs $0.25. He has to buy at least one of each
animal and has to spend all his money. What does the farmer buy?

3 cows, 41 geese and 56 chicken.

1132. What is the four-digit number in which the first digit is one third the second, the third
is the sum of the first and second, and the last is three times the second?

1133. So far as I can determine, only one other word can be made from the letters of
**INSATIABLE**. Can you find it.

1134. If you were to put a coin into an empty bottle and then insert a cork into the neck,
how could you remove the coin without taking the cork out of the bottle or breaking the bottle?

Push the cork into the bottle and shake the coin out.

1135. Make your way from CAKE to EATS in only four steps, changing one letter at a
time to make a good English word at each step.

CAKE

_ _ _ _

_ _ _ _

_ _ _ _

EATS

CAKE, CARE, CARS, CATS, CAKE (there may be other solutions).

1136. Find the six-digit number in which the first digit is one more than the
second; the second is one more than the third; the fourth is one less than the third; and the fifth and sixth are the sum of the first and second and...no
digit appears more than once.

1137. Which word is the odd one out:

seventy

brawl

clover

proper

carrot

swing

change

travel

sacred

stone

Carrot. Each of the other words still remains a word if you remove the first and last letter: event, raw, love, rope, win, hang, rave, acre, ton.

1138. Here is a mathematical addition problem. Given that U=6 can you replace each letter
with a digit to make the addition correct?

T W O +

T W O =

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F O U R

1139. The names of a mammal is hidden in each of the following sentences.
All of the letters are in the correct order.

1. The large crowd at the flea market came looking for bargains.

2. I took off the peel and ate the banana.

3. He has no
judgment, no sense altogether.

1140. What one three-letter word can be added to the blanks below to make a new
word in each case?

_____ ROCK

_____ ROLL

_____ POST