Child: I'm homesick
Mother: But this is your home.
Child: Yeah and I'm sick of it.
Have you ever seen a man-eating tiger?
No but I have seen a man eating chicken.
What kind of tie does a pig wear?
Why did the boiled egg win the race?
It couldn't be beaten.
What smells horrible, runs around all day and lies around all night with its tongue hanging out?
One of my runners.
Why was the swimmer doing the backstroke after lunch?
Because you're not supposed to swim on a full stomach.
Why aren't elephants allowed on the beach?
In case their trunks fall down.
What is it that you lift the top to put down the bottom?
Jokes courtesy of Horrid Henry
What ship has two mates but no captain. Answer begins with C.
What ship has 22 captains and a winner? Answer begins with P.
What time is it when the clock strikes thirteen?
Three Quiz Questions
What song by Elton John is about Marilyn Monroe?
What was the profession of Patrick Swayze in the film Ghost?
Which TV family live at 742 Evergereen Terrace?
With which company are each of these slogans linked
I find 12 differences in the two pictures. Click link to see can you.
Answer: click on the link below for the answer sheet
5 things out of place in the picture. Click link to see can you find them.
Answer: hinges on door, plug point, prehistoric art work, Greek writing, padlock.
Take a letter from each bird to spell another bird with 5 letters in its name
Answer : CRANE
The words below have each had a different letter removed wherever it occurs in the word. One word has had two or more As extracted, one word has had two or more Bs extracted and so on through the alphabet. For example, fluffy might appear as LUY. The words are in alphabetical order and a clue is provided to make it easier.
A) NGRM - jumbled letters
B) SUUR - just outside of town
C) ALIUM - an important nutrient
D) AMNE - destined for hell
E) VASIV - I don't want to say any more
F) ANARE - well done, you got the last one, break out the champagne and let's PARTY
G) ARLIN - I now have a sore throat so I need salt and water
H) RYTM - if I don't have this, I only have the blues
I) RONC - some of the clues are quite like this, isn't that funny in an unusual way
J) HA - one of the Five Pillars of Islam
K) NICNAC - you can buy anything in this shop in Clonmel
L) IAC - is it a flower or is it a colour
M) AY - she's the best
N) IETEE - this is number fourteen, but it should be greater
O) VD - magic that is linked with the Caribbean
P) UIES - AW, aren't they cute, all 101
Q) UINUIREME - q is normally followed by u and this is no different
R) HOO - this perfectly describes a film or trying to come up with the last word
S) UCCE - Woo hoo, I got the q word
T) HIRY - pieces of silver given to Judas
U) HMMS - chickpea dinner
V) ALE - check your bicycle
W) IGAM - the Indian's tent
X) ERO - a process for copying
Y) GPS - linked with Roma
Z) JAY - funky music
Answers: anagram, suburb, calcium, damned, evasive, fanfare, gargling, rhythm, ironic, Hajj, knickknack, lilac, mammy, nineteen, voodoo, puppies, quinquireme, horror, success, thirty, hummus, valve, wigwam, Xerox, Gypsy, jazzy.
1. Here are the names of two people we associate with a particular time of the year. Can you decipher their names?
The letters stand for other letters but are the same in both, eg. K might stand for N and B might stand for R.
a) KFTVT DISJTU b) TBOUB DMBVY
2.Consonants are missing in these film titles
a) --e -ou-- o- -u-i-
b) --a- -a--
d) -o- --o-- 4
3. Vowels are missing from these films
a) WNN TH PH
b) TH TL F PTR RBBT
c) LTTL WMN
e) BLCK PNTHR
1. a) Jesus Christ b) Santa Claus
2. a) The Sound of Music
b) Star Wars
d) Home alone 4
3. a) Winnie the Pooh
b) The tale of Peter Rabbit
c) Little Women
The following words came from French but are used in English. What do they mean or what are they?
1. A la carte - According to the menu = choose from the menu, it is not a set dinner
2. Bistro - a small, inexpensive restaurant
3. Boutique - a small hop selling fashionable clothes or accessories
4. Faux pas - false step = an embarrassing or tactless remark or act in a social situation
5. Encore - again = are repeated or additional performance at the end of a concert, called for by the audience
6. Nom de plume - pen name = an assumed name used by an author
7. Masseur - a person (male) who provides professional massage
8. Cordon bleu - blue-ribbon = highest standard of cooking
9. Crouton - a small piece of fried or toasted bread generally served with soup
10. Gauche - left = socially awkward. Interestingly, in Latin, the word for left is sinister, meaning evil or malicious.
11. Chef - Cook
12. Esprit de corps - spirit of the body = a feeling of pride shared by a group
13. Amour - love
14. Art Nouveau - new art = dates from approx. 1890 - 1916, decorative art
15. Bonhomie - good fellow = cheerful friendliness
16. Chauffeur - driver
17. Bon voyage - good journey = have a good trip
18. Cuisine - kitchen = style of cooking
19. Enfant Terrible - terrible child = a person who behaves in an unconventional/controversial way
20. Fait accompli - done deed
21. Entree - main course of a meal or a dish served between the first and main course at a formal dinner
22. Gateau - cake
23. Grand Prix - chief prize = a series of horse/motor racing with international dimension
24. Mal de Mer - illness of the sea = seasickness
25. Matinee - morning = an afternoon performance of the show
Anagrams of European Cities. Rearrange the letters to discover the names of European cities. Can you place them in the correct countries?
Answers: Oslo, Venice, Rome, Athens, Leningrad, Ostend, Naples, Paris, Birmingham, Cork, Madrid, Toledo, Lisbon, Amsterdam, Toulouse, London, Edinburgh, Cardiff, Basel, Florence.
Saucer weighs 40g.
A stitch in time saves nine.
Unscramble the following letters so they spell just one word: NETOUSDJORW
In the magic square below, all the lines of four figures should add up to 34, whether read across, down or diagonally. By mistake, two numbers have been wrongly placed. Can you discover which two?
16 3 2 13
5 10 11 8
9 6 12 7
4 15 14 1
Take twelve coins and lay them out in a very familiar pattern so that you end up with three straight lines and an odd number of coins in each line.
Just One Word (sorry, I know it's corny).
The 7 and 12 must be interchanged.
Make a triangle with 5 coins in each side, it totals 12 coins.
30th March 2020
Click on the link below for match puzzles.
31st March 2020
Click on the link below for Puzzle 1
2. These letters represent a conversation that took place recently in an East European hotel between two secret agents. One was posing as a waiter, the other was ordering breakfast. Both spoke in English, but with unusual accents. What did they say?
F U N E X ?
S V F X
F U N E M?
S V F M
O K L F M N X
3. What occurs once in a minute, twice in a moment but not once in a hundred years?
1. Click on the link below for the answer to Puzzle 1
2. Have you any eggs? Yes, we have eggs.
Have you any ham? Yes we have ham.
Okay. I'll have ham and eggs.
3. The letter M
1st April 2020
1. Lord Crabtree bought 28 bottles of wine and put then in his wine cellar as follows :
2 5 2
2 5 2
He could now count 9 bottles on each side - 2+5+2 = 9
His butler came along and found a way to take 4 bottles and still leave Lord Crabtree counting 9 bottles on each side. Rearrange the numbers in the container to make 9 in each external row/column but with 4 bottles gone from the total.
2. The following night, the butler was up to his tricks again and removed 4 more bottles but managed to make it so Lord Crabtree was still counting 9 on each side. This time, the total number of bottles must be 20.
3. What should be the next number in this sequence : 1 2 5 9 5 8 1 2 5 9 5 9 1 3 ...(Hint Digital Clock)
3 3 3 4 1 4 12.59:58 - 12.59:59 - 13.00:00
3 3 1 1
3 3 3 4 1 4
2nd April 2020
Can you pick out the True and False Statements Below:
1.Teddy bears were named after the American president Theodore Roosevelt.
2.In southern Italy, tulips are grown because they are nice to look at but also as a delicacy regularly eaten as part of a salad.
3.Typewriters were first developed to help the blind.
4.Benjamin Franklin invented the digital clock in 1777.
5.An earthworm can pull ten times its own weight.
6.Originally, the yo-yo was a Filipino jungle weapon.
7.Cars were first started by ignition keys in 1949.
8.William Lee invented a knitting machine in 1589.
9.Indian ink actually comes from China.
10.The oldest account of a chimney describes one in Venice in 1347.
11.President Dwight Eisenhower was once North American Monopoly champion.
12.Elephants cannot jump.
13.No mammal has poisonous glands.
14.A gorilla's brain weighs approx. 483g.
15.Only male nightingales sing.
True = 1, 3, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 12, 14, 15.
3rd April 2020
There will be no puzzles/challenges during the Easter period. These are the final puzzles until further notice.
1.What is it that everyone believes is always coming, but never really arrives?
2.What is it that you can't hold for half an hour, even though it's lighter than feather?
3.What is it that's put on the table, cut and passed, but never eaten?
4.What is it that occurs four times in every week, twice in every month, but only once in a year?
Write down five odd numbers so that when you add them up, they total fourteen.
There is one everyday English word which, when printed in capital letters, reads exactly the same upside down as it does the right way up. What's the word? (Hint: a time of day).
2. your breath
3. A deck of cards
4. The letter E
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