As you well know, I’m a pushover for ‘questions and answers’ and so here are a few questions I’ve been saving for hot and lazy days such as this, but I’m warning you, they’re tricky. So be prepared.
1. Leaving your starting point, you walk ten miles due north, then turn abruptly and walk ten miles due west. You then turn around and make a bee-line back to the point from which you started, a distance of ten miles. Now, the question is, would you be hot or cold?
2. A man has a 4 1/2 haystacks in one field and 5 2/3 haystacks in another. He got them all together. How any haystacks did he have?
3. What is it when a lifeguard builds a Snowman?
4. The longest sentence known to man can be spelled out with just four letters. Which ones?
5. Why may it be said that “A” is like twelve o’clock?
6.A teacher asked his class not to look at the map, but to tell him what is exactly in the middle of America. Can you tell?
7. A truck driver came to an underpass and noted that the clearance figure made it impossible for him to drive his truck through. He missed clearance by half an inch and cursed his luck. A detour would cost him several hours. Then he got an idea and in a few minutes drove his truck safely through. What did he do?
8. How can you keep a fresh supply of beef for several years without a freezer?
9. A car travels over 100 miles with a flat tire but neither the driver or passengers are aware of it. Why?
10. When you are blessed with two sets of twins, twice, how many children would you have?
11. How can you make a pound of green tea go as far as five pounds of black tea?
12. Which of the U.S. states is the farthest north; which one the farthest east; the farthest west and the one most south?
Well, have all your answers? Maybe, but now look at the answers, then kick yourself for not catching on to them, and now go try them on your neighbor, and I bet they won’t do one bit better than you did, either.
1. Cold. The only possible place from which, and to which you can walk to the specified directions is the South Pole.
2. One great big haystack.
5. Because it’s in the middle of D-A-Y.
6. The letter R.
7. He deflated his tires just a little bit.
8. Feed and water it every day and put it in the barn at night.
9. The flat tire is in the Luggage Compartment.
10. Sixteen. A pair of twins in FOUR.
11. Buy the mentioned quantities of tea, for instance in Murray, Utah, package them together, and, then mail them to New York.
12. Yes, you’ll have a hard time believing this one, but get out your globe or atlas and you’ll see the answer is right. Hawaii is the most southern of all the United States, but . .. and hold onto your hats . . . Alaska is the most northern; Alaska is the most western and Alaska is also the most eastern. And the reason is, that part of Alaska crosses the International Date Line, and so that area is in the Far East , while the rest of the state is considered part of the Western world.
Sorry, this is a cheating kind of a quiz, but it doesn’t matter how few you got right, you will be with the crowd. I did answer number nine correctly, but that only because I had read of it someplace before. See ya next week.