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Tue 23 Jun 2020

A pet shop assistant is sent off to the wholesaler – by his boss – with £100. He is ordered to come back with exactly 100 animals and no change.
When he gets there, they only have three types of animal left:

Rabbits cost £8
Mice cost £3
Goldfish cost 50p

What is the lowest number of goldfish the assistant could have returned with having succeeded on his mission? He returns with at least one of each of the three types of animal.

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Mon 22 Jun 2020

On the table in front of me I have £8.89
Each denomination (type!) of coin used is there in the same number.

So, for example, if I’ve used 1p, 5p and 50p pieces there is the same number of each of them.

What coins are in front of me?

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Sun 21 Jun 2020

On a cooked breakfast:
        42 people have Danish bacon,
        65 have fried eggs and
        22 have baked beans,

how many people have espresso coffee?

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Sat 20 Jun 2020

Today is the Summer Solstice and, therefore the longest day (ie. most daylight). Which country has the longest name containing NO letters from the word “solstice”?

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Fri 19 Jun 2020

Which is the only country in the whole world to have the same first two letters and last two letters?

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Thu 18 Jun 2020

In a wildlife documentary this week, Sir David Attenborough used the line “The Sea Eagle makes good use of its enormous ******** as it flies over the river in which the salmon are ********.”

The two disguised words are anagrams of each other.
What are they?

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Question of the Day

Wed 17 Jun 2020

Four people live on the same street but in different houses.

  • They each live 22 doors away from each other.
  • They all have 2 digits in their house number.
  • But no two people have the same digit in the number of their house.

What is the HIGHEST house number based on these rules?

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Question of the Day

Tue 16 Jun 2020

This is set in a mythical time where handshakes were possible!
16 people take part in a tennis tournament. Each competitor shakes hands with with each of the others. How many handshakes take place?

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Question of the Day

Mon 15 Jun 2020

These words contain “A” as the only vowel – but it appears AT LEAST four times in each one. What are the words?

A magical word
A country
Something you can wear.

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Question of the Day

Sun 14 Jun 2020

Which is the lowest number to contain ALL of the letters of the word “HAIL”?

(It only needs to have one “i” etc
The “and” can count to the letters… if applicable
Americanisms like “fourteen hundred” aren’t allowed – that would be one thousand four hundred).

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