Results for - It's the middle of winter in a pandemic and we are probably spending far more time indoors than in a normal winter. There are many things we could to to keep physically active but what about keeping mentally active?

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How to we keep mentally and intellectually fit in a pandemic in winter and most likely in the middle of government imposed lock downs? Some of us are avid readers and some are not. Some have signed up to study online but that doesn't work for everyone. Here are 3 quick mental stretch exercises that will keep you occupied for awhile and if you enjoy them I can give you 3 more.

1. A bad guy is playing Russian roulette with a six-shooter revolver. He puts in one bullet, spins the chambers and fires at you, but no bullet comes out. He gives you the choice of whether or not he should spin the chambers again before firing a second time. Should he spin again?

309 votes
1,028 votes
It makes no difference.
892 votes
Other (please specify)
93 votes
Why did you pick the answer you gave?
  • Keeps the risk at the same level.
  • You spin me right round baby right round like a record baby right round round round
  • irrelevant question

2. You're at a fork in the road in which one direction leads to the City of Lies (where everyone always lies) and the other to the City of Truth (where everyone always tells the truth). There's a person at the fork who lives in one of the cities, but you're not sure which one. What question could you ask the person to find out which road leads to the City of Truth?

Are you from the City of Lies?
249 votes
Are you from the City of Truth?
557 votes
Where are you from?
1,296 votes
Other (please specify)
269 votes
Why did you pick the answer you gave?
  • Whatever they reply will be the right answer.
  • Ask him "Did Joe Biden win the 2020 election?"
  • Answers to any of these questions will not reveal anything about which road to take, only about the man.

3. I borrow $50 from my uncle and $50 from my aunt - that's $100. I then buy a shirt for $97 giving me $3 change. I give $1 back to my uncle and $1 back to my aunt but I still owe each of them $49. That's $98 plus the $1 I kept for myself. That adds up to $99. Where did the other $1 go?

To the uncle?
166 votes
To the aunt?
263 votes
It vanished?
1,284 votes
Other (please specify)
650 votes
How did you get the answer you gave?
  • You spent it on the lap dance you had at The Bottoms Up Club, remember? No? But...oops...shhhhhh!!!!
  • I'd Have to think harder
  • This is a simple mathematical trick.

4. Here are the answers in random order - no peeking!

This is a puzzle that also works for a Superbowl hotel room where 3 guys have booked online at the last minute for $300 or $100 each. When they get to the room they find it is in bad shape and one of them goes to the front desk to complain. The manager appoligises and gives the guy $50 in 5 @ $10 bills as a discount. On the way back to the room the guy decides to tell his buddies they each got $10 off and keep the $20 for himself. So they each paid $90 or $270 in total plus the $20 the one guy kept - that's $290. There is $10 missing. Who got it? I have no idea how this works and am trying to figure out how to make money from it.
507 votes
Which direction do you live?" Someone from the City of Lies will lie and point to the City of Truth; someone from the City of Truth would tell the truth and also point to the City of Truth.
906 votes
Yes. Before he spins, there's a one in six chance of a bullet being fired. After he spins, one of those chances has been taken away, leaving a one in five chance and making it more likely a bullet will be fired. Best to spin again.
858 votes
Other (please specify)
476 votes
Did you peek?
  • Yes
  • If I had, it would already be too late
  • Look but don't touch. Touch but don't taste. Taste but don't swallow. Of course I peeked, you think I'm that honest????
01/17/2022 Games 2350 19 By: DavKar
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