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    The World Wars

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    Madari

  • 3

    Do you Know

  • 4

    Biographies for the B(ibl)iophile

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    Harry Potter

Riddle me this!


R: A word I know, six letters it contains, subtract just one and twelve remains.

A: _ _ _ _ _ _ _

R: Forward I’m heavy but backwards I’m not.

A: _ _ _

R: Round as a dishpan, deep as a tub, and still the oceans couldn’t fill me up. Who am I?

A: _ _ _ _ _

R: If you have it you want to share it. If you share it, you don’t have it. What is it?

A: _ _ _ _ _ _

Seeing is not Observing:

Ever wondered what is the difference between seeing and observing, well you are about to find out. You can very well see this puzzle so just try to observe:


A detective who was mere days from cracking an international smuggling ring has suddenly gone missing. While inspecting his last-known location, you find a note.

The note appears to be nothing more than a series of numbers, but your gut instinct tells you that this note will reveal the name of the crime kingpin.

Currently there are three suspects in the case: Bill, John, and Todd. Can you break the detective's code and find the criminal's name?

  “ 710 57735 34 5508 51 7718 ”

Did you know?

So, now as you have exercised a lot (brain actually consumes calories), it time for some fun facts about languages. You never know what might come in handy! So,

  • "Floccinaucinihilipilification," is the longest word in English that does not contain letter “e”

  • Skiing is the only word with double i. 

  • The word 'strengths' is the longest word with just one vowel. 

  • "Feedback" is the shortest word in English that has the letters a, b, c, d, e, and f.

  • The word 'almost' is the longest with all the letters in alphabetical order. 

  • The longest English word is a 45-letter word which is the name of a disease: “pneumonoultramicroscopicsilicovolcanoconiosis.” 

  • "United Arab Emirates," a small country in the Middle East, is made up of alternating vowels and consonants. It is the longest name of a country whose letters do that.

  • In Japan, four (shi) and nine (ku) are considered unlucky numbers, because the words sound the same as those for ‘death’ and ‘pain or worry’.

  • The US has no official language.

  • When a word spelled backward (such as ‘pots’), creates another word (‘stop’) it’s called a semordnilap, which is ‘palindromes’ backward.

  • In Sinhala (Sri Lanka) the word ‘ayubowan’ means ‘good morning’, ‘good afternoon’, ‘good evening’, ‘good night’ and ‘goodbye’.

  • HIPPOPOTOMONSTROSESQUIPPEDALIOPHOBIA is the fear of long words.

 



Answers:

So, have you at-least tried every problem once, just give it one more try before looking at the answers.

A1:   R1 = DOZENS        R2 = TON         R3 = SIEVE     R4 = SECRET   

 

A2:  Just try to observe: If you read the numbers(whole message) upside down, they will appear as letters which are forming legitimate sentences. The message is "Bill is boss. He sells oil." Hence Bill is the criminal.