LA week two -Q1

This week we were given four riddles to solve (creatively if we may) and these are the riddles:

  • A man is replacing a wheel on his car, when he accidentally drops the four nuts used to hold the wheel on the car. They fall into a deep drain, irretrievably lost. A passing girl offers him a solution that enables him to drive home. What is it?


1: The girl could be a mechanic who happens to have a supply of the nuts in her carry on gear.

2: The girl could be a worker who was there to open the drain to do some repairs (or whatever) and she has some tools to fish the nuts up again.

3: The girl could let him borrow her cell phone (in case he didn’t have one) and let him call someone to come and help him out.

4: She could offer to drive him to the nearest car shop to buy some new nuts.

5: She suggests he uses one of the other nuts on each of the other three wheels (not entirely sure this is safe, but hopefully the car ride home would be short). Haha.

6: She is going fishing and suggests using her fishing gear/hook to try to retrieve the lost nuts.

7. She has a spare wheel in the back of her car that she lets him borrow/buy.


  • Two Russians walk down a street in Moscow. One Russian is the father of the other Russian’s son. How are they related?


1: It could be a (married) couple (heterofile, lesbian, gay) that has a son together.

2: They could be brothers, one in which had a son with his wife, but then they divorced and brother number 2 got together with brother number 1’s ex wife. Brother number 2  adopted brother number one’s son. Far fetched, but not impossible, eh?


  • What occurs once in June, once in July and twice in August?


1: The letter U

  • Six drinking glasses stand in a row, with the first three full of water and the next three empty. By handling and moving only one glass at a time, how can you arrange the six glasses so that no full glass stands next to another full glass, and no empty glass stands next to another empty glass? What is the minimum number of moves to solve this puzzle?


Here there could be a variety of solutions. Rearrange the glasses one by one replacing one another, but that wouldn’t be right according to the rule of only moving one glass at a time. You take the middle one of the full glasses, pour the water into the middle one of the empty glasses, and return the glass back to where it was. Or you can pour the water from the second glass into the fifth glass, and voilà!



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