Solve it Sunday: Absolutely True

Hello dear readers, I have another puzzle for you for Solve it Sunday. If you like donkeys, if you like puzzles, if you like riddles, if you like using that thing sitting in your skull and are bored out of your mind, you should take a look!

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Several statements are given below. You may assume – for the duration of this problem – that they are absolutely true in all particulars. From that assumption, you should be able to provide an answer to the question that follows.

  • Animals that do not kick are always placid
  • Donkeys have no horns
  • A buffalo can always knock you over a gate.
  • No animals that kick are easy to stroke
  • No hornless animal can knock you over a gate
  • Only buffaloes are placid

Are donkeys easy to stroke???

Solve it Sunday: The Eight Queens

Dear readers, I hope you like chess, or at least have a basic understanding of the concepts because you’ll need to know how one of the pieces work.

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Max Bezzel, a German chess master, was the first to pose this question, in 1848. It has provided plenty of material for discussion since then.

A chess queen attacks in eight directions — vertical, horizontal, and diagonal straight lines. His question was whether it was possible to place eight queens on a regular 8×8 chess board so that none of them could attack any other.

Are you able to find a way to do it?

Solve it Sunday: Mirror, Mirror

Hello my dear puzzle solvers, I will keep it short and sweet, just like this riddle.

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Mirrors are a near-inevitable part of our daily life. For most of us, they are indispensable. So, for such a simple object, a simple question.

Is an entirely clean mirrored surface visible?

Solve it Sunday: Coffee Connundrum

Hello my dear Sherlocks, I have another puzzle for you to keep your minds fresh while you’re stuck at home.

This week is one of those puzzles that require you to fill out the table, and figure out which person has ____.

So really, it’s not a sense of doing math, but it’s a matter of using your process of elimination.

Best of luck, and as always, answers are in the comments.

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Your ability to think logically is the only thing being tested in this trial.

Five friends are in a café, discussing their musical tastes. Using the information given below, can you find the name of the espresso drinker?

-Steve is drinking cocoa, but he is not the person who likes rock, who is wearing red.
-The latte drinker is wearing black and does not like pop or classical.
-One person is wearing green.
-Bruce is not drinking cappuccino.
-Megan is not drinking cappuccino either, and she doesn’t like rock.
-Tea is being drunk by the country fan, who is not wearing cream.
-Diana likes electronicica.
-Joan is wearing blue, and does not like country or classical.

To help you solve this riddle, use this table!

NameDrinkMusicColour

Solve it Sunday: Sunlight

Hello my dearest puzzle solvers. Solve it Sunday is a weekly riddle or puzzle I give to you guys to solve. Each of the puzzles were created by Einstein himself, but with a bit of logic regular people can solve them too.

Today’s puzzle only requires you to think a little bit and read carefully. As always, best of luck to you, and the answers are in the comments!

Although we are 93 million miles from the sun, light travels so swiftly that it takes just eight minutes for its light to reach our Earth. To give you an idea about the vastness of our solar system, it takes sunlight 43 minutes to reach Jupiter, one up to nearly seven hours to get out to poor Pluto. But for now, return your thoughts to this planet.

For the sake of argument, let us pretend that where you are right now, sunrise tomorrow will occur at exactly 6 a.m. However, some unknowable force interferes overnight, so that the light of the sun reaches the East almost instantly. Perhaps a wondrous portal opens that effectively cuts the travel distance of the light down to under a second. The precise mechanism does not matter. What is important is that the light's journey is shortened from eight minutes to fractions of a second, without any ill effect to us.

What time would you then expect to see tomorrow's dawn?

Solve it Sunday: Infinite Worlds

Hello my dear Sherlocks, Einsteins, and other puzzle solvers. You’re probably all cooped up and sick of your family at this point, and need something to keep morale up.

Well, I got just the thing for you.

As always, the solution to the riddle is in the comments.

The mathematics of infinity can be startlingly beautiful. It can allso be just plain startling.

Consider the natural numbers – 1, 2, 3, 4, etc. They are infinite; any number you can conceive of can be increased. Now consider the even natural numbers – 2, 4, 6, 8, etc. These also obviously extend to infinity.

So if you compare the set of all natural numbers with the set of all even natural numbers, which is larger?

Best of luck to you!!!

Solve It Sunday: Ciphertext

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Hello my dear Sherlocks, I have a cipher for you today! A bit different than our normal puzzles, but a tricky one nonetheless.

I hope you enjoy this post, because I had a tough time solving this puzzle. I wasn’t able to do it, unfortunately, so I gave up and looked up the answer.

As always…the answers are in the comments!

In this puzzle, the challenge is to decrypt a quotation that has been made obscure by the use of a simple cypher. Are you able to work out what it says?