6 Missing Letters

Fill the blanks with 6 different letters to read a meaningful sentence.

A _losopher of _sic in _na _ght about the _ances of _tch.

You should add the 6 Greek letters φ (phi), μ (mu), χ (chi), τ (tau), ν (nu), π (pi), and get the sentence:

A philosopher of music in China taught about the nuances of pitch.

Toasting Bread

Your toaster is broken, so you decide to toast your bread in a pan. The pan can hold three slices of bread at a time and takes 1 minute to toast one of their sides. How much time would it take you to toast four slices of bread on both sides using the pan?

It would take you 2 minutes and 40 seconds. Label the slices with A, B, C, D, their top sides A1, B1, C1, D1, and their bottom sides A2, B2, C2, D2.

  1. Toast A1, B1, C1 for 40 seconds.
  2. Toast A2, B2, D1 for 40 seconds.
  3. Toast A1, C2, D2 for 20 seconds.
  4. Toast A2, C2, D2 for 20 seconds.
  5. Toast B1, C1, D1 for 20 seconds.
  6. Toast B2, C2, D2 for 20 seconds.

Died on the Fourth of July

During a trivia night, the following question appeared:

“Among the first five US presidents, Washington, Adams, Jefferson, Madison, and Monroe, there were 3 who died on the fourth of July. Can you guess which ones?”

After nobody answered the question, the following hint was given:

“These three presidents were consecutive ones.”

Then, all contestants immediately managed to answer the question. Can you?

Because of the way the question was worded, it was clear that the fifth president, James Monroe, was one of them. Otherwise, the trivia question would have been “among the first four US presidents” instead of “among the first five”. Since the three presidents that died on fourth of July were consecutive ones, they were Jefferson, Madison, and Monroe.

Rabbits, Owls, and Bears

If:

  • RABBITFROG
  • OWLWOLF
  • BEARSHEEP
  • MOOSECOW

then BUCK?

The answer is CHICKEN.

RABBIT sounds like the noise a FROG makes, OWL sounds like the noise a WOLF makes, BEAR sounds like the noise a SHEEP makes, and MOOSE sounds like the noise a COW makes. Since BUCK sounds like the noise a CHICKEN makes, that’s the answer.