Question: A man is in court for killing his wife. In the closing statements the man's lawyer surprises everyone when he announces "His wife was just missing. Everyone look at those doors. His wife is going to walk in those doors in about 30 seconds."The entire court is silent and the jury stares at the door as the lawyer and the defendant stare at them. After a couple of minutes the lawyer says "See! If you were so sure he killed his wife, you wouldn't be watching that door!"The jury goes into deliberation and comes back almost immediately with a guilty verdict.Why did the jury convict him?
Answer: The defendant (guilty man) wasn't looking at the door. He knew his wife wasn't coming.
Question: If you have an 11 minute and 13 minute hourglass, how can you accurately time 15 minutes?
Answer: Start both hourglasses then when the 11 minute hourglass has finished immediately flip it again. When the 13 minute hourglass runs out the 11 minute hourglass will have 9 minutes left, so flip it and it will last another 2 minutes, 13 minutes + 2 minutes = 15 minutes.
Question: In the harbor of a small town, there is a large boat. Coming off of the boat is a ladder reaching down so that the bottom rung is just above the surface of the water. As the tide comes in, the water rises at 1 foot every 30 minutes, and continues like this for 3 hours. If the rungs are each 1 foot apart, how many rungs are under water when the tide stops rising?
Answer: No rungs are under water. The ladder is attached to a boat which rises with the tide, therefore, the bottom rung will stay just above the surface of the water.
Question: An ant gets onto one end of a tight rope that is 1 meter long. The ant is traveling at 1 centimeter per second, but the entire rope is being stretched an extra 1 meter (1,000 centimeters) a second (it can be stretched forever).
Will the ant ever reach the other end of the rope?
Answer: He will reach the end of the rope eventually. Once he gets onto the rope, the rope behind him also stretches, so this must also be accounted for.
Question: Someone posts that they are giving away a free $100 to whoever shows them they deserves it. One person posts (the post receives 1 point):
Don't give it to me, other people deserve it more.
The next person posts (the person also receives 1 point):
If you give me the money I'll spend it to make the world a better place
The final person posts a picture of a cat. His post gets -1 point.
When somebody dislikes you comment you lose a point and when somebody likes it you gain a point. You can also vote on your own.
Who gets the money?
Answer: The person with the cat picture. The other two people voted everyone's post down and voted their own up. But The guy with the cat picture voted everybody's post up.
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