Question: Mary Jane is stranded on a deserted island in the middle of a huge and deep lake. She cannot swim and all she has is two strings that are each one foot long. All of the boats that she would be able to use are docked at the shore 4 miles away from her. 2 hours later, she is on the shore of the lake. How did she get across the lake?
Answer: The lake was frozen so she was able to walk across, making it to the shore.
Question: You have a glass of water that looks about half full. How can you tell, only using the glass of water itself, if the glass is half full or not?
The glass is a right cylinder.
Answer: Tip the glass of water until the water reaches the rim of the glass and if the water lines up perfectly with the bottom rim of the glass, it is half full.