More Brain Teasers/RTFQ by LuskT

Champion(s):

CooperJ


Runner(s)-Up:

WangS


Quiz Description

More of your favorites. Hopefully the answers in this set will be much more straightforward. Also, there are no questions that include what I would consider a "swerve" this time (although you might).

Full Results:

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1 CooperJ 425 99 15
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2 WangS 404 97 15
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3 jefe 393 95 15
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4 Projectyl 392 93 00
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5 BrownellA 389 91 15
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6 ShapiroA 388 90 15
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7 DynowskiP 384 88 15
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8 creedofhubris 373 85 15
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8 MassogliaB 373 85 15
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10 WeikleB 357 83 00
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11 MercureT 351 81 15
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12 WangA 348 79 15
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13 IrwinK 337 77 15
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14 BlomE 331 75 15
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15 KonkelT 327 74 15
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16 Bup 323 72 15
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17 RalliP 320 70 15
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18 PolinskyL 319 68 15
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19 IsmailAE 318 66 15
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20 JeziorskiM 315 65 15
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21 JeremyS 314 63 15
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22 SchroederS 310 61 15
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23 grimesr 308 59 15
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24 RoseM 307 58 15
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25 BoyerA 305 56 15
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26 mmatros 301 53 15
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26 LongD 301 53 15
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28 GoldsteinB 299 50 15
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28 LujanP 299 50 15
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30 PlotkinD 288 47 15
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31 WellsW 278 45 15
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32 Makdeezy 277 43 00
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33 KaufmanK 274 41 00
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34 BruceM 271 40 15
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35 MangaserA 251 38 15
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36 GrahamJ 239 36 15
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Questions:

Here's a classic: In the equation SEND + MORE = MONEY, each letter is represented by a unique digit (the same digit is always used for the same letter, but never two different letters). Based on this equation, what is the value of MONEY?

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10,652

Two cyclists are each pedaling towards each other at 20 mph. When they are 2 miles apart, a very fast fly leaves the front of one bicycle at 60 mph and heads toward the other bicycle. When he reaches it, he immediately reverses direction and flies back to the first bicycle at 60 mph. This pattern continues until the bicycles meet. What total distance did the fly travel?

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3 miles

A sundial has the fewest moving parts of any time-measuring device (zero). Which device has the most?

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Hourglass

In Germany, the smallest number to satisfy this condition is 1. In France, it's 2. However, cross the Channel to England and it goes up to 40. What condition?

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The number, spelled out, has its letters in alphabetical order (eins, deux, forty)

Ten Cubs fans are walking through Chicago on a windy day, when one particularly strong gust blows off all of their (identical) hats. What is the probability that, when they go to retrieve them, exactly nine people will wind up with their own hat?

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Zero

(In honor of ABC VI) A woman keeps assorted ben wa balls in a drawer. In her collection are 4 gold ones, 5 silver ones, and 3 black ones. If she reaches into the drawer in the dark, how many ben wa balls does she have to remove to be sure of having a matching pair? (Assume it's impossible to distinguish between the colors by feel).

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4

At a certain party, everyone in attendance shook hands with everyone else exactly once. If there were 190 handshakes performed, how many people were at the party?

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19 (edited at 11:50 am, September 3, 2015 (EDT))

Give any English word that includes four consecutive letters in alphabetical order (e.g., a word with the letters ABCD in order, which does not exist). (Multiple right answers)

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Ex.: UndeRSTUdy, LiMNOPhobia

Using exactly six identical toothpicks (or other object where all six are the same length), can you construct a figure composed of four equilateral triangles without bending or breaking any construction materials? If so, what overall shape did you produce? (Note: "No" might be the correct answer...or it might not).

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Tetrahedron

Two days ago I was 35. Next year, I will be 38. What day is my birthday?

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December 31st

For whatever reason, you still have a set of encyclopedias arranged in order on a bookshelf. Each volume has covers 1/8" thick and 1" of pages. One day, a particularly hungry bookworm starts at the first page of Volume 1 and stops eating at the last page of Volume 3. If he ate in a straight line (i.e., the shortest possible distance), how far did he travel?

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1.5 inches

I claim that any participant in this quiz can find that a common thing is missing from this final inquiry, simply by studying it rigorously. If you can, put it as your solution. What is it?

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The letter E