You are a prisoner sentenced to death. The Emperor offers you a chance to live by playing a simple game. He gives you 50 black marbles, 50 white marbles, and 2 empty bowls. He then says, 'Divide these 100 marbles into these 2 bowls. You can divide them any way you like as long as you use all the marbles. Then I will blindfold you and mix the bowls around. You then can choose one bowl and remove ONE marble. If the marble is WHITE you will live, but if the marble is BLACK... you will die.'
How do you divide the marbles up so that you have the greatest probability of choosing a WHITE marble?
What has no start, end, or centre?
Cristina was born in 1888. She just had her 30th birthday today how did that happen?
A Miser man decided to go on a vacation for a month. He goes to the bank and asks for a trip loan of $500. The bank officer asks the man that the loan can only be approved when he mortgage some valuable thing at the bank. Miser man mortgages his only car whose worth was a whopping $80000. The Bank officer laughed at him and approve the loan instantly. After vacation when the miser man returns, the bank officer asked him "Are you an idiot, why is your mortgage such an expensive car for such a short loan?".
Miser man replied with some reason and the bank officer agreed that the miser man is actually not an idiot.
What did miser man reply to the bank loan officer?.
Birbal was jester, counsellor, and fool to the great Moghul emperor, Akbar.
The villagers loved to talk of Birbal's wisdom and cleverness,
and the emperor loved to try to outsmart him.
One day Akbar (emperor) drew a line across the floor.
"Birbal," he ordered, "you must make this line shorter, but you cannot erase any bit of it."
Everyone present thought the emperor had finally outsmarted Birbal.
It was clearly an impossible task.
Yet within moments the emperor and everyone else present had to agree that Birbal had made the line shorter without erasing any of it.
How could this be?
If,
A = 1
B = 2
C = 3
...
...
Z = 26.
Based on above rule, you need to find an eleven letter word whose letter sum is equal to 52.
Below is the sum of symbols in each row and column in the figure. Analyzing the figure, can you find out the value of the symbols?
I have an apple tree , number of apple in this tree get doubles every week.
On 30th week , the tree gets completely filled with apples :-)
Can you tell me , on what week does my tree is half covered with apples ?
Railroad Crossing, look out for the cars. Can you spell that, without any R's ?
Place a mathematical symbol between the numerals 5 and 9 in such a way that the resulting number is greater than 5 but smaller than 9.
Give it food and it will live; give it water and it will die.
There is a cryptic organization called Cicada 3301 that posts challenging puzzles online, possibly to recruit codebreakers and linguists.