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Solutions to another bit of nonsense

Another Piece of Nonsense - Answers

1. A man states that he is able to predict the score of any football game even before the game begins. How is this possible?

Answer : 0 to 0 at the start of all games

2. An army general wanted ten soldiers to cross a river. There was no bridge and the soldiers could not swim. The general saw a row boat in which were two children. The boat could only hold two children or one soldier at once. How did the soldiers cross the river in the boat?

Answer : Start with 2 children crossing.
One child gets out of boat, other returns.
Child gets out, soldier crosses.
Soldier gets out, child returns.
Both children cross...etc...

3. A youngster, standing one metre tall, lived with his parents on the tenth floor of an apartment building. When leaving for school in the morning, he would use the elevator to get to the ground floor. When returning from school, he would take the elevator to the fifth floor. Then, he would get out of the elevator and climb the stairs to the tenth floor. Why did he not use the elevator to get to the tenth floor?

Answer : He was too short to reach button.

4. Three women each have two daughters. They are having lunch at a restaurant. There are only seven chairs in the restaurant. All the women are seated. How is this possible?

Answer : Grand-mother + her 2 daughters + their 2 daughters (1+2+4=7)

5. A woman has two dogs, three rabbits and a lettuce. She must cross a river. The dingy is unable to transport all in one crossing. If she transported the dogs, the rabbits would eat the lettuce. If she transported the lettuce, the dogs would eat the rabbits. How is she able to transport them all safely?

Answer : Rabbits cross.
She returns to get dogs.
She crosses dogs and returns with rabbits.
She leaves rabbits and crosses with lettuce.
She returns to get rabbits.

6. A lilypad doubles in size each day. In 28 days, the lilypad will cover the entire pond. In how many days will the pond be half covered?

Answer : 27 days

7. Marc's father says: "I will pay you £6.00 per hour for the 6 seconds you took to wash your hands before dinner." How much money will Marc receive?

Answer : 1 PENNY

8. John, his wife and their daughter wish to cross a river. The row boat can only hold 100 kilos. John weighs 80 kilos. His wife and daughter weigh 40 kilos each. How do all three cross the river?

Answer : Mother and daughter cross first.
Daughter gets out of boat, mother returns.
Mother gets out of boat, dad crosses.
Dad gets out and daughter goes back to get mother.

9. Two fathers and two sons go hunting. Each shoot one rabbit. How many rabbits were shot ?

Answer : 3 = grand-father + his son + his grand-son

10. To paint two white lines dividing a road into three lanes costs £100.00. What will it cost to paint lines dividing a road into six lanes?

Answer : £250

11. Two candles are the same length. Both are lit at the same time. The first candle (#1) burns six hours before it extinguishes itself. The second candle (#2) burns three hours before it extinguishes itself. During how much time must candle #1 burn before it is twice the length of candle #2 ?

Answer : 2 hours

12. A father promises to pay his son £5.00 for each correct answer he obtains in his math homework. For each incorrect answer, the son must pay his father £8.00. The boy answered twenty-six math questions. At the end, no money was exchanged. How many correct and incorrect answers did he get?

Answer : 16 correct, 10 incorrect

13. A crime has been committed. A life has been taken. The name, address and personal information are known by police. However, this person shall never go to trial or jail. Why?

Answer : A suicide

14. A farmer puts six pigs into four pens. None of the pens are empty. None of the pens contain an uneven number of pigs. How did he manage this?

Answer : A large rectangle(pen) in which are placed 3 smaller rectangles(pens). Two pigs are placed in each small pen.

15. I X = 6. What curve can make this problem equal?

Answer : S

16. Two barrels contain each the same amount of water. The water temperature in one barrel is 49° F while the other is at 29° F. Two golf balls of same dimension and weight are dropped simultaneously into the barrels. The golf balls are dropped from the same height. Which ball will touch bottom first?

Answer : Water freezes at 32 degrees F.

17. A shell is tied to the side of a boat. The shell hangs 3 metres above water level. The water rises 2cm an hour. How much time will it take before water touches the shell?

Answer : Never – the boat floats on water.

18. Train A and train B are crossing the country, from coast to coast, over 3,000 miles of railroad track. Train A is going from east to west at 80 miles per hour, and Train B is going from west to east at 90 miles per hour. Which train will be closer to the west coast when they meet? (Hint: You don’t have to do any math to get the answer. Just use your head!)

Answer Train B

19. In the year 1201, a woman was 35 years old. In the year 1206, the same woman was 30. How is this possible?

Answer It was BC

20. Each letter below stands for the name of something. What should the last two letters be? M V E M J S ? ?

Answer U and N

21. The rope ladder of a boat hangs over the side of the boat and just reaches the water. Its rungs are 8 inches apart. How many rungs will be under the water when the tide rises 4 feet?

Answer None. A boat floats

22. Why is it better for manhole covers to be round rather than square?

Answer Round - always the same diameter

Chairman's update - 29 Jul 20

Hi all, Just to bring you up to speed on our rallying situation. To confirm the August bank Holiday rally will go ahead as planned. But no socials nor flag pole to take place. There will be full covid 19 rally guidance in due course. This will include no visitors on the site I’m afraid.
The chairman’s rally will be taking place, this will now be just a free and easy weekend. I hope to circulate around you all and have a social distance chat. To make up for lost time I’m going to start the rally on Wednesday 23rd September at 12.00 mid-day until the Sunday the 27th.
Unfortunately the Bonfire rally is now cancelled, this is due to the fact that Hemingford fireworks have cancelled their firework display.
I’m afraid this has been very trying times for our rally marshals and myself and my committee. We are working through guidance from the caravan and motor home club to include a full risk assessment of all rally’s taking place and making sure they are covid 19 secure. Your safety is paramount to me as I’m sure you’ll agree.
At present I don’t have guidance regarding our AGM but please put nominations in, in the current manner until I hear of any thing different.
Until I see you all next, keep safe
Regards to all,
Richard Laborne.

Another bit of nonsense

Something to think about - Questions

1. A man states that he is able to predict the score of any football game even before the game begins. How is this possible?

2. An army general wanted ten soldiers to cross a river. There was no bridge and the soldiers could not swim. The general saw a row boat in which were two children. The boat could only hold two children or one soldier at once. How did the soldiers cross the river in the boat?

3. A youngster, standing one metre tall, lived with his parents on the tenth floor of an apartment building. When leaving for school in the morning, he would use the elevator to get to the ground floor. When returning from school, he would take the elevator to the fifth floor. Then, he would get out of the elevator and climb the stairs to the tenth floor. Why did he not use the elevator to get to the tenth floor?

4. Three women each have two daughters. They are having lunch at a restaurant. There are only seven chairs in the restaurant. All the women are seated. How is this possible?

5. A woman has two dogs, three rabbits and a lettuce. She must cross a river. The dingy is unable to transport all in one crossing. If she transported the dogs, the rabbits would eat the lettuce. If she transported the lettuce, the dogs would eat the rabbits. How is she able to transport them all safely?

6. A lilypad doubles in size each day. In 28 days, the lilypad will cover the entire pond.
In how many days will the pond be half covered?

7. Marc's father says: "I will pay you £6.00 per hour for the 6 seconds you took to wash your hands before dinner." How much money will Marc receive?

8. John, his wife and their daughter wish to cross a river. The row boat can only hold 100 kilos. John weighs 80 kilos. His wife and daughter weigh 40 kilos each. How do all three cross the river?

9. Two fathers and two sons go hunting. Each shoot one rabbit. How many rabbits were shot?

10. To paint two white lines dividing a road into three lanes costs £100.00. What will it cost to paint lines dividing a road into six lanes?

11. Two candles are the same length. Both are lit at the same time. The first candle (#1) burns six hours before it extinguishes itself. The second candle (#2) burns three hours before it extinguishes itself. During how much time must candle #1 burn before it is twice the length of candle #2?

12. A father promises to pay his son £5.00 for each correct answer he obtains in his math homework. For each incorrect answer, the son must pay his father £8.00. The boy answered twenty-six math questions. At the end, no money was exchanged. How many correct and incorrect answers did he get?

13. A crime has been committed. A life has been taken. The name, address and personal information are known by police. However, this person shall never go to trial or jail. Why?

14. A farmer puts six pigs into four pens. None of the pens are empty. None of the pens contain an uneven number of pigs. How did he manage this?

15. I X = 6. What curve can make this problem equal?

16. Two barrels contain each the same amount of water. The water temperature in one barrel is 49° F while the other is at 29° F. Two golf balls of same dimension and weight are dropped simultaneously into the barrels. The golf balls are dropped from the same height. Which ball will touch bottom first?

17. A shell is tied to the side of a boat. The shell hangs 3 metres above water level. The water rises 2cm an hour. How much time will it take before water touches the shell?

18. Train A and train B are crossing the country, from coast to coast, over 3,000 miles of railroad track. Train A is going from east to west at 80 miles per hour, and Train B is going from west to east at 90 miles per hour. Which train will be closer to the west coast when they meet? (Hint: You don’t have to do any math to get the answer. Just use your head!)

19. In the year 1201, a woman was 35 years old. In the year 1206, the same woman was 30. How is this possible?

20. Each letter below stands for the name of something. What should the last two letters be? M V E M J S ? ?

21. The rope ladder of a boat hangs over the side of the boat and just reaches the water. Its rungs are 8 inches apart. How many rungs will be under the water when the tide rises 4 feet?

22. Why is it better for manhole covers to be round rather than square?

NEWS FLASH - RALLIES

NEWS FLASH!!!!!

Just in from the Caravan and Motorhome Club. Rallies can commence from 7th of August, 2020. There will be strict guidelines and the rally marshals will have to carry out a risk assessment for their rally. More details on this will follow in the next week or two.

Unfortunately this means that the Bagwell holiday rally will not go ahead and we will have to cancel the venue. Katie will be in contact with all who have booked on our rally and will be dealing with your deposits.

It’s very sad that it’s come to this for our holiday but it’s understandable in the current circumstances. I hope that you can arrange another venue for your holiday.

Richard Laborne, Chairman Mid Anglia

Used postage stamps

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Please send them to:

The Appeals Secretary
The British Kidney Patients Association
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St Mary's Close
Turk Street
ALTON
GU34 1EF
or call them on 01420 541424 for more information.

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