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#406


#407

Perfect scores to both of you! LOL

Well, @Slowhand, it looks like the guys beat you to it!


#408

I’m envious and filled with rage against myself. Perhaps, if I wasn’t lusting after The Colonel, and could get off my slovenly butt, I might be happy to have solved it.


#409

Sure, always using Roy as an excuse…


#410

here’s how it goes I got it by working it backwards:

[details= The answer in steps]

Fear-> Fare -> Fair -> Foul -> Fowl ->wolf [/details]


#411

Yup, that’s exactly how it goes.


#412

@Slowhand
Can I hurt your brain again? Will someone else beat you to the answer? The race is on!

A man wanted to encrypt his password but he needed to do it in a way so that he could remember it. His password is 7 characters long. The password consists of letters and numbers only (no symbols like ! or <). In order to remember it he wrote down “You force heaven to be empty.” Can you guess what his password is?
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[details=Answer]
U472BMT
Try pronouncing the answer “U Four Seven Two B M T”.[/details]


#413

[quote=“LadyOfWicca, post:412, topic:2397”]
A man wanted to encrypt his password but he needed to do it in a way so that he could remember it. His password is 7 characters long. The password consists of letters and numbers only (no symbols like ! or <). In order to remember it he wrote down “You force heaven to be empty.” Can you guess what his password is?[/quote]

[details=Answer]
U = You
4 = Force
7 = Heaven
2 = To
B = Be
M T = Empty[/details]


#414

You got it!

You are a prisoner sentenced to death. The Emperor offers you a chance to live by playing a simple game. He gives you 50 black marbles, 50 white marbles and 2 empty bowls. He then says, “Divide these 100 marbles into these 2 bowls. You can divide them any way you like as long as you use all the marbles. Then I will blindfold you and mix the bowls around. You then can choose one bowl and remove ONE marble. If the marble is WHITE you will live, but if the marble is BLACK… you will die.”

How do you divide the marbles up so that you have the greatest probability of choosing a WHITE marble?
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[details=Hint]
The answer does not guarantee 100% you will chose a white marble, but you have a much better chance.[/details]
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[details=Answer]
Place 1 white marble in one bowl, and place the rest of the marbles in the other bowl (49 whites, and 50 blacks). This way you begin with a 50/50 chance of choosing the bowl with just one white marble, therefore life! BUT even if you choose the other bowl, you still have ALMOST a 50/50 chance at picking one of the 49 white marbles.[/details]


#415

I would put one white marble in one bowl and the other 99 marbles in the other bowl. You should have a much better chance of getting a white matble this way.

Mark Gosdin


#416

Correct!

You probably just saved your life!


#417

Labor Day Special

Occupations Word Jumble – Part One
Unscramble the letters to find the occupation. An * indicates that the answer contains two words.

1 - AILLORRSTTU

2 - AEGMMOPRRR

3 - ACCEHIMN

4 - CDOORT

5 - AELRWY

6 - AEMNOORRST

7 - AACEIILMRRR*

8 - DEILORS

9 - ADEIIRRTVX*

10 - ACEEHRT

11 - ACIIMNSU

12 - DEINSTT

13 - DENSTTU

14 - ACCEHIINNT

15 - CEKLR

Bonus:
AEGHHOOPPRRT

Think you got them all correct? Try Part Two!

Occupations Word Jumble – Part Two
Unscramble the letters to find the occupation. An * indicates that the answer contains two words.

1 - ILOPT

2 - ADEEHIRRRSS

3 - AEGILLNOOOPSTT

4 - ADEEEEGLMOPRV*

5 - ACDINOSTU

6 - AADHMNNY

7 - AANORSTTU

8 - AEIRTW

9 - CDEIKRRRTUV*

10 - DEEINPRST

11 - CCEEFFIILOOPR*

12 - BDEILRU

13 - ADEFGILRU

14 - AIRSTT

15 - EGGILOOST

Bonus:
AAEGKNPRRR*

Answers

Part One

  1. Illustrator
  2. Programmer
  3. Mechanic
  4. Doctor
  5. Lawyer
  6. Astronomer
  7. Mail Carrier
  8. Soldier
  9. Taxi Driver
  10. Teacher
  11. Musician
  12. Dentist
  13. Student
  14. Technician
  15. Clerk
    Bonus: Photographer

Part Two

  1. Pilot
  2. Hairdresser
  3. Paleontologist
  4. Game Developer
  5. Custodian
  6. Handyman
  7. Astronaut
  8. Waiter
  9. Truck Driver
  10. President
  11. Police Officer
  12. Builder
  13. Lifeguard
  14. Artist
  15. Geologist
    Bonus: Park Ranger

#418

[details=Occupations, Part 1]

  1. Illustrator
  2. Programmer
  3. Mechanic
  4. Doctor
  5. Lawyer
  6. Astronomer
  7. Mail Carrier
  8. Soldier
  9. Taxi Driver
  10. Teacher (or cheater?)
  11. Musician
  12. Dentist
  13. Student
  14. Technician
  15. Clerk
    Bonus: Photographer[/details]

[details=Occupations, Part 2]

  1. Pilot
  2. Hairdresser
  3. Paleontologist
  4. Game Developer
  5. Custodian
  6. Handyman
  7. Astronaut
  8. Waiter
  9. Truck Driver
  10. President
  11. Police Officer
  12. Builder
  13. Lifeguard
  14. Artist
  15. Geologist
    Bonus: Arranger[/details]

#420

Slow Part 2 Bonus is:

[details=Part 2 bonus answer]
Park Ranger[/details]


#421

Back to School Word Scramble

Unscramble the letters to find the words.

1 – UGNPLODARY

2 – OHLSCO

3 – RHEETAC

4 – DNERGAI

5 – EERSBETMP

6 – ESSREC

7 – INNGERLA

8 – OWRMKHEO

9 – KPCBCKAA

10 – TMHA

11 – DERGSA

12 – OOSBK

13 – IWNTRGI

14 - NSRFDEI

Answers

1 – PLAYGROUND
2 – SCHOOL
3 - TEACHER
4 - READING
5 - SEPTEMBER
6 - RECESS
7 - LEARNING
8 - HOMEWORK
9 - BACKPACK
10 - MATH
11 - GRADES
12 - BOOKS
13 - WRITING
14 - FRIENDS


#422
Answers..BTW, were the later ones easier than the early ones for anyone else? #5 took me the longest time to get :(
  1. Playground (The iGeneration won’t know what those were really like, sadly)
  2. School
  3. Teacher
  4. Reading
  5. September
  6. Recess (Do they still have this?)
  7. Learning (Took me a while to get this one as I don’t recall doing it in school lol)
  8. Homework
  9. Backpack
  10. Math
  11. Grades
  12. Books
  13. Writing (It’s all tablets nowadays and definitely no cursive :frowning: )
  14. Friends

#423

[details=alternate answer for #3]

  1. Cheater [/details]

#424

Forgot to post this one yesterday. No need to try and circle anything. Just make a list of the words you find.


#425

Don’t we even get a hint at how many there are? :question:


#426

Oh fine! There are a total of 40 words. Actually 41, since one word may be in there twice.

By the way, SOX is just a coincidence and not an actual word - at least not here. :smile: