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# Answers to Quickie Teasers by Jake Olefsky

• Answer to Quickie Teaser #1:

Peace on Earth

• Answer to Quickie Teaser #2:

Jumping for joy

• Answer to Quickie Teaser #3:

All the words are palindromes (spelled the same forward and backward). Any other palindrome will work, such as “noon” or “racecar.”

• Answer to Quickie Teaser #4:

CHEESE does not belong because it does not come from a plant.

• Answer to Quickie Teaser #5:

24 hours = 1 day

• Answer to Quickie Teaser #6:

Snow White and the 7 Dwarves

• Answer to Quickie Teaser #7:

The pool doesn't have any water in it.

• Answer to Quickie Teaser #8:

Light the fuse at both ends or in the middle, and it will burn in both directions at once (and in half the time).

• Answer to Quickie Teaser #9:

The son has a 6-foot shadow.

• Answer to Quickie Teaser #10:

Thirteen apples are in the basket.

• Answer to Quickie Teaser #11:

• Answer to Quickie Teaser #12:

Two years ago, when Sparky was ten and Snowball was five.

• Answer to Quickie Teaser #13:

9,841

• Answer to Quickie Teaser #14:

The probability is 50/50. Each coin flip is an independent event and has the same odds as the others. That is, past flips have no effect on the probability of future flips. It is just a coincidence that it came up heads 10 times in a row.

• Answer to Quickie Teaser #15:

Zero. It's impossible to correctly label only three cans, because if three are correct, the fourth label must also be on the correct can.

• Answer to Quickie Teaser #16:

First, cook it. Then bend it. Then let it dry.

• Answer to Quickie Teaser #17:

1,024. Each number in the series is the previous number multiplied by four.

• Answer to Quickie Teaser #18:

SN. All the other items are directions on a compass.

• Answer to Quickie Teaser #19:

You see nothing because you are blindfolded.

• Answer to Quickie Teaser #20:

The train will never reach Milwaukee. If it is traveling in a straight line toward Milwaukee from Detroit, it will fall into the Great Lakes.

• Answer to Quickie Teaser #21:

The next item would be F (the symbol for the element fluorine). These are the elements of the periodic table in order.

• Answer to Quickie Teaser #22:

Dihydrogen monoxide is another word for water (H2O).

• Answer to Quickie Teaser #23:

You should take the penny. Figure out how much all those doublings would total with the simple formula xyz. Here, x = the original amount (1 cent), y = the rate by which your money will increase (double, or 2), and z = the number of days it is doubled (let's say 30). That gives us 1 × 230, or \$10,737,418.24.

• Answer to Quickie Teaser #24:

The cheap doll is 50 cents, and the expensive doll is \$100.50. Together they cost \$101.

• Answer to Quickie Teaser #25:

Because you have no aunts, your uncle's brother-in-law must be your father.

• Answer to Quickie Teaser #26:

There are six possible outcomes for each roll. In three of them you win, and in three of them you lose, so it's a fair challenge.

• Answer to Quickie Teaser #27:

A book.

• Answer to Quickie Teaser #28:

The answer is WHEAT. Cheese comes from a cow, while flour comes from wheat.

• Answer to Quickie Teaser #29:

E (for “eight”). This series is made up of the first letter of the numbers one, two, three, and so on.

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