By Martin Gardner
"Gr.4-6. From math, technological know-how, and good judgment puzzlers to be aware video games to what's-wrong-with-this-picture demanding situations. sketch illustrations supply the ebook pick-me-up charm, yet it is the video games themselves that may retain readers going as they fit wits with Gardner, problem their associates, or just learn alongside and lookup the solutions within the back."-- "Booklist
. ninety six pages, fifty one b/w illus., five 3/8 x eight 1/4.
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3. Write down the color of the animal. 4. Write down the name of an animal starting with the last letter of the country's name. 5. Write down the name of a fruit starting with the last letter in the name of the animal you chose for the fourth step. Now to the answer section. We'll give our prediction of the five words you have written! Answers on page 86. 40 41 Professor Egghead's PROVERBS Professor J. Fortescue Egghead likes to use big words and complicated sentences. Here is how the professor would say eight well-known proverbs.
See how many you can recognize, and then check the answers on page 86. 42 Answers on page 86. 43 Elvira's Jeans After putting on a new pair ot jeans, Elvira pushed her right hand all the way down into the left pocket of the pants, and pushed her left hand all the way down in her right pocket. How did she manage that? Answer on page 86. Name the Word I — I The symbols above stand for a familiar four-letter word. What word? Answer on page 86. 44 A Burglary The Johnsons have just reported a robbery.
Answer on page 87. 49 Upside-Down Years What year of this century is the same when its number is upside down? What year of the previous century is the same when inverted? Answers on page 87. Dog Bites Man (to a farmer): Does your dog bite? Nope. STRANGER FARMER: The dog then bit the stranger on his leg. Yet the farmer told the truth. Explain! Answer on page 87. 50 51 Dots and Squares How many different squares are indicated by four spots that mark their corners? Answer on page 87. The Hindu Squares How many different squares can you find in this picture?
Classic Brainteasers by Martin Gardner