Question: You have a flashlight that takes 2 working batteries. You have 8 batteries but only 4 of them work.
What is the fewest number of pairs you need to test to guarantee you can get the flashlight on?
Answer: 7. If you break the batteries into 3 groups: Two groups of 3 and one group of 2. By doing this you guarantee that one of the groups has 2 working batteries. Both of the groups of 3 have 3 possible combinations of 2 batteries and the group of 2 only has 1 combination. So, 3 + 3 + 1 = 7 tries at most to find two working batteries.
Question: A man obtains a vial of the deadliest venom on earth. A single drop could kill a fully-grown man within seconds. He drinks the entire vial and after a minute, he is not harmed. How did he do it?
Answer: Venom is only dangerous when injected into the bloodstream, not when drunk. Poison is dangerous when drunk. Practically anybody could drink that vial without dying.
Question: A detective who was mere days away from cracking an international oil smuggling ring has suddenly gone missing.While inspecting his last-known location,officers find a note:710 57735 34 5508 51 7718.Currently there are 3 suspects:Bill John,and Todd. Can you break this answer and tell me the reason.
Answer: Bill is the suspect,if read upside down the number read "Bill is boss. He sells oil."