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A similar example of ambiguous optical illusions – father and son. November 28, 2008

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Hiiden WORD October 30, 2008

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Hidden in each sentence is a word belonging to one of the categories listed below. Find the hidden word, and identify the category to which it belongs by clicking on the corresponding button.

For example:

When I grow up, I want to be a ranger.

Animal
Vegetable
Colour
I don’t know
In this case, the answer would be animal. The hidden word is bear (When I grow up, I want to be a r anger).

Get a piece of paper write down your answer and then check your paper…ready?

1.

The sun setting against the horizon makes Cairo seem magnificent.

Musical instrument
Texture
Flower
I don’t know
2.

On a dare, Bob decided to jump in, knowing the water would be cold.

Sport
Plant
Colour
I don’t know
3.

The pet store owner had seen Pavlov a lot of times.

Texture
Shape
Size
I don’t know
4.

Look, I will not tolerate this nonsense anymore.

Fruit
Drink
Colour
I don’t know
5.

After much drunken gin, eerie noises may be heard at night.

Sport
Professional
Natural phenomenon
I don’t know
6.

As the mug was full, I very carefully added the cream.

Body organ
Colour
Texture
I don’t know
7.

When you are through with washing the dishes, you may go and play.

Natural phenomenon
Food
Texture
I don’t know
8.

We found the cup and saucer, both under the bed.

Tree
Natural phenonmenon
Colour
I don’t know
9.

Mary buys Tom a cherry sundae.

Body part
Clothing
Flower
I don’t know
10.

I agree not to eat all the cookies.

Colour
Texture
Sport
I don’t know
ANSWERS:

1.

The sun setting against the horizon makes Cairo seem magnificent.

Your answer:

Texture

Correct answer:

Flower
Rose.
The sun setting against the horizon makes CaiRO SEem magnificent.

2.

On a dare, Bob decided to jump in, knowing the water would be cold.

Your answer:

I don’t know

Correct answer:

Colour
Pink.
On a dare, Bob decided to jumP IN, Knowing the water would be cold.

3.

The pet store owner had seen Pavlov a lot of times.

Your answer:

I don’t know

Correct answer:

Shape
Oval.
The pet store owner had seen PavlOV A Lot of times.

4.

Look, I will not tolerate this nonsense anymore.

Your answer:

Drink

Correct answer:

Fruit
Kiwi.
LooK, I WIll not tolerate this nonsense anymore.

5.

After much drunken gin, eerie noises may be heard at night.

Your answer:

I don’t know

Correct answer:

Professional
Engineer.
After much drunkEN GIN, EERie noises may be heard at night.

6.

As the mug was full, I very carefully added the cream.

Your answer:

Body organ

Correct answer:

Body organ
Liver.
As the mug was fulL, I VERy carefully added the cream.

7.

When you are through with washing the dishes, you may go and play.

Your answer:

I don’t know

Correct answer:

Texture
Rough.
When you are thROUGH with washing the dishes, you may go and play.

8.

We found the cup and saucer, both under the bed.

Your answer:

Tree

Correct answer:

Natural phenonmenon
Thunder.
We found the cup and saucer, boTH UNDER the bed.

9.

Mary buys Tom a cherry sundae.

Your answer:

I don’t know

Correct answer:

Body part
Stomach.
Mary buyS TOM A CHerry sunday.

10.

I agree not to eat all the cookies.

Your answer:

Texture

Correct answer:

Colour
Green.
I aGREE Not to eat all the cookies.

 

Three Men in a Hotel

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Three men decided to split the cost of a hotel room. The hotel manager gave them a price of $30. The men split the bill evenly, each paying $10, and retired to their room.

However, the manager realized that it was a Wednesday night, which meant the hotel had a special: rooms were only $25. He had overcharged them $5!

He promptly called the bellboy, gave him five one-dollar bills and told him to return it to the men. When the bellboy explained the situation to the men, they were so pleased at the honesty of the establishment that they promptly tipped the bellboy $2 of the $5 he had returned and each kept $1 for himself.

The Problem: Each of the three men ended up paying $9 (their original $10, minus $1 back) totalling $27, plus $2 for the bellboy makes $29. Where did the extra dollar go?

Solution:

The faulty reasoning lies in the addition at the end. 3 x $9 does equal $27, but the $2 tip is included in that $27, so it makes no sense to add the $2 to $27 to make $29. They paid $25 for the hotel room, $2 for the tip ($27), and then got $1 back each to make the original $30.

 

Who is who? October 16, 2008

If your daughter’s brother is Tony’s uncle and

Tony is the only son of Martha,

what is your relationship with Martha?

 

Who is who?

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If Andy is your father’s nephew and
Laura is the daughter of Andy’s father,
what is your relationship with Laura?

 

Blind Spots

 

Cyan Aura

Stare intently at the red dots for one minute. A cyan aura will develop. Now either use the crosseyed or parallel technique and you will see a stereogram in which alternate dots seem to be raised off the screen. Do you still see the cyan glow?