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Brain teasers

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    I'm starting this thread to encourage folk to add educational questions or memory joggers.

    The idea is to challenge us, and hopefully to provide material which can be used in schools.

    The subjects can be varied - from the sciences to geography, history and the arts. This why I have used such a general heading.

    So for starters, do you remember this mnemonic?

    .... Richard of York gained battles in vain.

    Q What does it relate to?

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    Here's a UK themed one.

    No plan like yours to study history wisely.

    Q What does this relate to?

    Q What is the interpretation of the sentence?

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    This one relates to Scotland. I am afraid I don't remember the answer - well it's 45 years or so since I heard it!

    A long climb for me. That's the mnemonic.

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    Richard of York........etc, is the reminder for colours of the rainbow.
    Richard....R....Red
    Of....O....Orange
    York....Y....Yellow
    Gave....G....Green
    Battle....B....Blue
    In....I....Indigo
    Vain....V....Violet
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    Yup, that's what it means. It's interesting to see how the saying has changed slightly over the years :)

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    Kitchen sink physics.

    There are some jobs which I have completed time and time again without thinking of the science behind certain phenomena. Do you know what I mean?

    For example, you can float a plate on calm water in the washing up bowl. It can even be floated in soapy water. Isn't this a good demonstration of surface tension?

    Then, plunge an empty glass or jar into water, draw it up slowly, open end down and see what happens. What happens when the item is taken slowly out of the water?

    I'll post another Kitchen sink physics experiment. This one will go down well in a lab.

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    Try this experiment: -

    Take an empty plastic 4 pint (2.27L) milk container. This size is best because it has a good handle, and can be held safely.
    Part fill it with hot tap water. Screw on the top and shake the container.
    Q.1 What happens?
    Q.2 Why?

    I have tried this experiment with a little boiled water from the kettle, but care needs to be exercised to avoid spillage. Also, when you shake the container, point the top away from you. The same thing happens, but with more drama.

    Lastly, hopefully this experiment will encourage folk to recycle plastics. I love flattening the sof container after emptying it. The plastic doesn't have a memory, and less space is taken up in the recycling bin.

    I am sure this experiment could be carried out in a Lab. I am thinking of trying to use a set quantity of water at different temperatures, and to take physical measurements to compare what happens.

    I won't post the answers with this, just in case your children or students read these forums. However, lets see what replies arrive here, and I will then give my layman's take on what happens and why. I'm sure the physicists and engineers will put me straight. :)

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    Colors of the rainbow. I Googled it. that is the problem, Google solves all riddles and clues.
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    Next number in the series and tell me/us why it is the next number:

    1, 1, 1, 2, 1, 3 . . .

    Remember, anyone can guess and anyone can Google.
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    I did Google, and while I don't know if this is the answer, it works. The next number is one, and the number after that is four.

    Why, because each pair is a sequence of fractions, a normal whole number sequence, inverted: 1/1, 1/2, 1/3, 1/4. . .
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    Gonna take a stab in the dark and say its to do with the Fibonacci sequence. Just can't quite work out the exact relation :/. I'll get back to you.

    I'll add one myself, while it isn't exactly educational, it's still quite good.
    Riddle: I am full of holes, but can hold lots of water, what am I?

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    Ahh I see. The answer to your sequence is practically impossible because you're making it up on the spot. The reasoning behind your sequence is because they were the first numbers you thought of when trying to do this brain teaser ;)? In all serious though, I wouldn't mind knowing the answer to this, you gonna let us know in a few days?

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    Or you are not thinking. You are assuming it is a math problem. It is a sequence and you must tell me the next number and why.
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    I'm going to sit here and think, your pointing out that it isn't maths related intrigues me :).
    In the meanwhile tell me the answer to this question that was given to me inside a board game I got for Christmas:
    There was once a college that offered a class on probability applied to the real world.The class was relatively easy, but there was a catch. There were no homework assignments or tests, but there was a final exam that would have only one question on it.When everyone received the test it was a blank sheet of paper with a solitary question on it: 'What is risk?'.Most students were able to pass, but only one student received 100% for the class! Even stranger was that he only wrote down one word!

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    All I can say is before I give an answer, this is something I must ponder.

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