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Midweek Mindbender – 16 Feb

16th February 2022 @ 6:06am – by Tarvin Webteam
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question unknown mystery quiz competition

Some more riddles to scramble your brain...

1 One family wants to get through a tunnel. Dad can make it in 1 minute, mom in 2 minutes, son in 4 and daughter in 5 minutes. No more than 2 persons can go through the tunnel at one time, moving at the speed of the slower one. Can they all make it to the other side if they have a torch that lasts only 12 minutes and they are afraid of the dark?

2 Before Mount Everest was discovered, what was the highest mountain in the world?

3 A petri dish hosts a healthy colony of bacteria. Once a minute every bacterium divides into two. The colony was founded by a single cell at noon. At exactly 12:43 (43 minutes later) the petri dish was half full. At what time will the dish be completely full?

4 Which word in the dictionary is spelled incorrectly?

5 How many of each species did Moses take on the ark with him?

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Answer 1 First Mum and Dad (2 mins). Dad comes back (3 mins), both children go to Mum (8 mins). Mum comes to dad (10 mins) and they both go to their children (12 mins).

Answer 2 Mount Everest was the tallest mountain even before it was discovered.

Answer 3 The dish will be full at 12:44.

Answer 4 Incorrectly.

Answer 5 None. Moses wasn't on the ark, Noah was.

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