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Question: You create your own Where's Waldo game on a piece of paper. You want your friend to find Waldo but they think you might be pulling a prank on them by not putting Waldo on the paper at all.
How can you prove to your friend that Waldo is on the paper without ruining it for them?
Answer: Cut a small hole in a piece of paper that is just large enough to see Waldo. This way you don't reveal anything about where he is, just that he is there.
Question: A prison has 23 prisoners in 23 different cells. The prisoners have no way to communicate with each other in any way from their cells. There is another room, the rec room, that has two switches on the wall (A and B). The switches have on and off positions but they start in an unknown position.
Prisoners are randomly taken to and from the rec room one at a time. They must change the position of only one of the two switches each time they go to the room. At any point a prisoner can yell out, "Every prisoner has been here!" If the prisoner is correct that all of the prisoners have visited the rec room, then they all go free. If they aren't correct then they are all executed.
Before they start they are given one planning session during which they can discuss a method to win the game. What method can they use to ensure they all go free?
Answer: Here are the rules they can use to ensure they will all go free eventually:
The prisoners will choose one 'leader' and everybody else will be a follower. If you are a follower:
Question: What is a word made up of 4 letters, yet is also made up of 3. Sometimes is written with 9 letters, and then with 4. Rarely consists of 6, and never is written with 5.
Answer: Correct, the word 'what' has 4 letters in it, 'yet' has three, 'sometimes' has 9, 'then' has 4, 'rarely' has 6, and 'never' has 5.
Question: A poor man is sitting in a pub. He sees that the man next to him is extremely rich.
Poor man: I have an amazing talent; I know almost every song that has ever existed.
The rich man laughs.
Poor man: I am willing to bet you all the money you have in your wallet that I can sing a popular song that includes a lady's name of your choosing.
The rich man laughs again.
Rich man: OK, how about my daughter's name, Joanna Armstrong-Miller?
The poor man goes home rich.
What song did he sing?
Answer: "Happy Birthday." This song can be sang with anybody's name in it.
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