Nuclear Hoagie
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Spelling Bee Bee Bee
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Assuming the contestants respond by stating the word, spelling the word, and then stating the word again:

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Why didn't the cop stop the lorry driver?
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24 votes

Quite simply,

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Coin Game with infinite paradox
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This gambling problem is the famous St. Petersburg paradox. It is a paradox because The one issue with this theoretical result is that it requires no upper limit on the possible winnings - if you ...

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Unconventional Opposites
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I think #2 is Although those aren't really opposites, as the first means "readily apparent" while the second means "unaware of what is readily apparent", rather than "hidden or obscured".

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A Different Kind of Teapot Riddle
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The act of respect is And another word for tremble is These are related because

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Matchstick Puzzle 4971
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By removing matchsticks:

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Everyone Gets a Window Seat
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Perhaps And of course, everyone has a window seat for this trip.

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Trapped In A Glass Cube
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I am

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Case of Punctured Tyre
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The man was

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The magical water drum
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Perhaps

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Shortest game of Monopoly
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A two player game can be lost in a single dice roll. As long as the first player lands on a deeded property on their first roll, they can allow the property to go up for auction. Now they just have to ...

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Through the Looking-Glass
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You haven't been paying attention in Because you forgot about During your brief visit to the mirror world, though, you may be amused by the oranges that smell like lemons and the spearmint that ...

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Variation of 100 coins puzzle (no flipping)
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You should:

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What is the secret of this Math(s) "joke"?
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If two people go into the house, and three people leave, there are -1 people in the house. So, when the mathematician enters the house, there are now 0 people inside - the house is empty. It's not ...

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100 pieces 1 opportunity, choose wisely!
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Since It should be clear that

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Boat traveling on a river
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The boat takes 12 min to cover 1km in still water. Going downstream, the boat is moving at 6km/hr. Going upstream, it moves at 4km/hr. The difference is twice the speed of the river, which is flowing ...

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The "Loop of rope" dilemma
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Suppose we reverse the order of operations such that Bob cuts the rope first, and then Alice makes her red mark. In this situation, Alice chooses a point uniformly over two pieces of rope, so the ...

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Is Oh Tetris Oh! always a draw?
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If Alice can win, Bob should attempt to force a draw. If Bob can win, Alice should attempt to force a draw. So long as either player can force a draw, the game must end in a draw. Either player can ...

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A lottery with two cars
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In order to maximize my chances, I (and everyone else, by extension) will adopt the strategy that I will send an SMS if and only if my StackExchange username is Nuclear Wang. Only I send the text, ...

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Don't get burnout solving this - Who am I?
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You are I have been on Earth too long to remember. It can be said I am created from ash. But don't mistaken me as immortal or black-hearted, the more I work, the more white I become. As a hobby, ...

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Fifteen white rhinoceroses
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Each rhino weighs 5000 pounds. If the leftmost rhino weighs even 5001 or 4999 pounds, the rhinos at the right weigh too much to continue the sequence.

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What's that puzzle where multiple levers change the locks' states on one door?
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You could perhaps describe a puzzle like this as a Lights Out style puzzle. The game Lights Out consists of a grid of illuminated input buttons, with the goal being to turn all the lights off. Each ...

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In trouble with the law
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Perhaps the answer is My prefix is a reply My suffix is insanity My infix is grassy My whole is false This also fits with some other clues, because

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A couple have 9 children, half of children are boys, how?
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Perhaps

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Unassisted triple play in baseball - how was it done?
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How to find half volume of tetrahedron?
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There are a few methods that rely on weight: And here's one based on volume:

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playing "Coins on a table" against a distracted friend
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By definition, Alice's first move is one that does not guarantee her a win. Therefore, the other player must have a viable path to victory. If the other player does not have a way to win, then the ...

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3 doors, three guards, one stone
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Just ask the room

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I walked uphill both ways
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Grandpa lived on a... Alternatively, Grandpa lived on a...

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How is the boy related to the girl?
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The boy is either the girl's brother or cousin. The girl's uncle's father is her grandfather. The daughter of the grandfather might be the girl's mother, or her aunt. The son of the girl's mother ...

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