It’s back to school time, so here is an interesting literacy puzzler. What is unusual about these 3 sentences? Do you know what they are called? Both fickle dwarves jinx my pig quiz. Quick fox jumps nightly above wizard. Five quacking zephyrs jolt my wax bed.
Can you arrange the 9 letters of “EXTENSION” to spell 3 numbers? Each is less than 20. You may only use each letter once.
Professor Wordsmith says that the letter that comes right after AB in the alphabet is E. How can this be?
I have 2 coins in my hand totaling 26 cents. One of them is not a penny. What are they?
My English teacher says that 5×6=8×4. How can that be true?
Here’s a fun family puzzler to try out at your Thanksgiving gathering. Ben’s mother has 3 children. (Show 3 coins on your palm–a nickel, dime, & penny.) The first one is named Nicole (push the nickel forward). The second is named Diamond Jim (push the dime forward). What is the third child’s name?
Spring is coming! In honor of this, here is a gardening puzzler for you. How much dirt is there in a hole that is 2’x2’x2′?
1961. Do you know what is unusual about this number?
Half of 8 is 3, you claim. And you can prove it! Do you know how?
Here’s a fun bit to show a library patron, or an audience while they are waiting for a program to begin. Ask your audience if they can make a pear disappear. Let them think about this. After a minute or two, show them the secret: