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### Release the "Q" ball

Here is one possible solution to this puzzle
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### Why is the pavement wet?

I believe it's because
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### Separate the milk!

Instead of inventing ice cream (which will definitely change the molecular make up of the milk, by the way), you could also venture deeper into the lateral thinking loophole abyss and Mission ...
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### Who is our nearest planetary neighbor, on average?

I must admit, I'm a bit rusty at calculus. So here's an attempt at an answer free of calculations, but with some more visual reasoning. Now, notice that: So: Here, you should note: So: So my ...
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### Who is our nearest planetary neighbor, on average?

The closest planet to Earth on average is: The other answers didn't give any calculations, so I'll provide some numbers. Hopefully they are correct! Earth to Mars: Earth to Venus: Earth to ...
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### Why is the pavement wet?

@MatthewJensen has provided a very reasonable possible explanation. The OP has however indicated that the car left the parking spot before the rain. This prompts the consideration of an alternative ...
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### Why is the pavement wet?

Here's my explanation

### Meeting of 8 flies

Here's a simulated solution using Mathematica. The flight paths will look like this: They will Here's the code for the image: ...
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### Quartum non datur

The expression can be written as The key insight is that $\sqrt[12]{2}$ is This means the seventh power of this corresponds to Therefore,
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### Two Cannons - A Beginner's Physics Puzzle

Alain Remillard has given the mathematician's answer. Here's the physicist's one: Step 1: Obviously, in such a universe, regardless of their speed, the cannonballs will travel in a straight line and ...
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### Making a physicist

I'm going to go with because...
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### The Lazy Laser Physicist

Assuming only 45 degree mirrors, But since the detectors are omnidirectional, we can do better: First, take a look at the two mirrors nearest detector B. Mark the position B' as the location of the ...
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### The Lazy Laser Physicist

I think you can do it with two moves: one translation and one rotation:
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### Separate the milk!

Because there are no time constraints specified:
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### Perpetual Motion Machine

Simple explanation: Of course,
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### Pulling the rope with one hand is as heavy as with two hands?

Below is my attempt at depicting this contraption.
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### Pulling the rope with one hand is as heavy as with two hands?

Maybe the ropes are When you pull only one rope, And when you pull on both ropes In both cases, the force on any pulled rope is the same, namely
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### The falling broom handle

My instinct is that: This is based on:
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You could try
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### If the second hand goes backwards, starting from 12:00, how long does it take to meet with the minute hand?

The clockface is divided into $60$ segments.

### The Lazy Laser Physicist

Bass' answer is perfectly valid, but I just wanted to share another answer that works in the same way:
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Hmm, let's see.
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