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#1 Re: Jokes » One Liners » Today 14:12:56

Lite: the new way to spell "Light," now with 20% fewer letters!
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Young riders pick a destination and go... Old riders pick a direction and go.
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The five most essential words for a healthy, vital relationship : "I apologize" and "You are right."
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Ever stop to think, and forget to start again?
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He who laughs last thinks slowest.
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Smaller babies may be delivered by storks but the heavier ones would need a crane!
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I'm busy now. Can I ignore you some other time?
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Electricity is dangerous. Shocking, ain't it?
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If a dog was a computer, would its bark be bigger than its byte?
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If mummies are from Egypt, then where are daddies from?
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There are two kinds of friends : those who are around when you need them, and those who are around when they need you.
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What is the most important thing to learn in chemistry? Never lick the spoon.
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#2 Re: Ganesh's Puzzles » 10 second questions » Today 02:33:33

Hi,

#6397. Rohan's mother is 26 years older than him. The product of their ages 3 years from now will be 360. Formulate the quadratic equation to find their ages.

#3 Re: Ganesh's Puzzles » Oral puzzles » Today 00:14:10

Hi,

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#3927. From a pack of 52 cards, jacks, queens, kings, and aces of red color are removed. From the remaining, a card is drawn at random. Find the probability of the card being drawn is (i) a black jack (ii) a picture card (jacks, queens, and kings are picture cards).

#4 Re: Dark Discussions at Cafe Infinity » crème de la crème » Yesterday 18:48:58

279) Abraham-Louis Breguet

Abraham-Louis Breguet, (born Jan. 10, 1747, Neuchatel, Switz.—died Sept. 17, 1823, Paris), the leading French horologist of his time, known for the profusion of his inventions and the impeccable style of his designs.

Breguet was apprenticed in 1762 to a watchmaker at Versailles. He took refuge in Switzerland during the French Revolution and, upon his return to France, became a principal watchmaker of the empire. Among Breguet’s many inventions and innovations were the overcoil, an improvement of the balance spring that was incorporated into many precision watches, and the tourbillon, an improvement that rendered the escapement immune to errors caused by the changing position of the watch while being carried. Breguet succeeded Pierre-Louis Berthoud as the official chronometer maker to the French navy in 1815 and was admitted to the French Academy of Sciences in 1816. Considered to be one of the greatest watchmakers of all time, Breguet had in his lifetime a worldwide reputation and clientele, and he influenced watchmaking throughout Europe.

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#5 Re: Ganesh's Puzzles » 10 second questions » Yesterday 18:17:34

Hi,

#6396. Find the sum of all natural numbers between 250 and 1000 which are divisible by 3.

#6 Re: Ganesh's Puzzles » Oral puzzles » Yesterday 18:10:17

Hi,

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#3926. From a pack of 52 cards, jacks, queens, kings, and aces of red color are removed. From the remaining, a card is drawn at random. Find the probability of the card being drawn is (i) a black queen (ii) a red card.

#7 Re: Jokes » One Liners » Yesterday 15:56:19

Where do you find a birthday present for a cat? In a cat-alogue!
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The human brain is a wonderful thing. It starts working the moment you are born, and never stops until you stand up to speak in public.
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Laugh alone and the world thinks you're an idiot.
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Insanity is defined as doing the same thing over and over again, expecting different results.
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Nobody's perfect. I'm a nobody.
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It's so simple to be wise. Just think of something stupid to say and then don't say it.
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Some people are so poor, all they have is money.
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My opinions may have changed, but not the fact that I am right.
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You're like school in the summertime - no class.
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Whats the difference between a jeweler and a jailer? One sells watches and one watches cells.
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It's good to learn from other's mistakes, I wish people learn something from me.
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#8 Re: Introductions » Hello Everyone » 2018-02-15 22:37:42

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#10 Re: Ganesh's Puzzles » Oral puzzles » 2018-02-15 21:12:12

Hi,

The solution #3924 is correct. Keep it up, Monox D. I-Fly!

#3925. Five cards - ten, jack, queen, king, and an ace of diamonds are shuffled face downwards. One card is picked at random. If a king is drawn first and put aside, what is the probability of the second card being picked by the ace?

#11 Re: Ganesh's Puzzles » 10 second questions » 2018-02-15 20:53:19

Hi,

The solution #6394 is correct. Neat work, Monox D. I-Fly!

#6395. How many terms are there in the Arithmetic Progression

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#12 Re: Jokes » Q & A » 2018-02-15 17:46:05

Q: It took 20,000 workers to build the Taj Mahal in 20 years. How many workers would be required to build it in 10 years?
A: The Taj Mahal cannot be built again.
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Q: Which one is correct? “Penguins flies” or “A Penguin flies”
A: Neither. Penguins don’t fly.
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Q: How many sides does a circle have?
A: Two. An inside and an outside.
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Q: If there are 12 fish and half of them drown, how many are there?
A: 12, fish don’t drown!
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Q: What happened when wheel was invented?
A: It caused a revolution.
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Q: What ended in the year 1919?
A: 1918 – yes, the year 1918 ended when the New Year 1919 begins!
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Q: There are innumerable tables of this kind, but there are no legs. What is that?
A: Multiplication tables and time tables!
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Q: Most of the kids love to carry these keys. What are those keys?
A: Cookies!
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Q: What is the difference between here and there?
A: The Letter T.
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Q: Name any one major reason that causes divorce.
A: Marriage.
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#13 Re: Introductions » Hi everyone » 2018-02-15 02:22:02

Hi Eva Wilson,

Welcome to the forum!.

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#14 Re: Jokes » One Liners » 2018-02-15 00:27:19

Did you know that bakers trade bread recipes on a knead to know basis?
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When the students noticed that the electricity went off during a storm, they were delighted [de-lighted].
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Heard about the saying that it is better to love a short girl than not a tall?
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Did you know that old power plant laborers never die, instead they just de-generate?
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It is said that while some people consider marriage as a word, the rest consider it a sentence.
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A court saying - old lawyers simply never die, they just lose their appeal.
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Did you hear about the fight between the dentist and the manicurist? It is said they had it out tooth and nail.
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My love for you is like pi... never ending.
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Roses are #ff0000, violets are #0000ff, all my base are belong to you.
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Are you made of Fluorine, Iodine, and Neon? 'Cause you are F-I-Ne?
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Are you a piece of carbon? Because I would love to date you.
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#15 Re: Jokes » Q & A » 2018-02-14 23:30:52

Q: How can you eat an egg without breaking the shell?
A: Ask someone else to break it.
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Q: Did you hear the story about the Peacock?
A: It is a beautiful tail [tale].
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Q: While dogs have fleas, what do sheep have?
A: They have fleece.
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Q: How can you spell “too much” using just two letters?
A: XS.
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Q: Which thief is the strongest?
A: The shoplifter.
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Q: Which person’s profession involves a lot of shouting?
A: The “I Scream Man” [ice-cream man].
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Q: Which house weighs the least?
A: The lighthouse.
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Q: Which fruit has been there since man invented the calendar?
A: Dates.
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Q: What is purple and is five thousand miles long?
A: The “Grape Wall of China” [Great Wall].
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Q: Where can you always find health, wealth, and happiness?
A: The Dictionary.
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Q: How do crazy people travel through the forest?
A: They take the psycho path.
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Q: Why was the student's report card wet?
A: It was below C level.
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#16 Re: Dark Discussions at Cafe Infinity » crème de la crème » 2018-02-14 22:19:01

278) William Seward Burroughs I

William Seward Burroughs I (January 28, 1855 – September 15, 1898) was an American inventor born in Rochester, New York.

Life and career

Burroughs was the son of a mechanic and worked with machines throughout his childhood. While he was still a small boy, his parents moved to Auburn, New York, where he and his brothers were educated in the public school system. At this time Burroughs became interested in solving the problem of creating an adding machine. In the bank there had been a number of earlier prototypes, but in inexperienced users' hands, those that existed would sometimes give incorrect, and at times outrageous, answers. The clerk work was not in accordance with Burrough's wishes, for he had a natural love and talent for mechanics, and the boredom and monotony of clerical life weighed heavily upon him. Seven years in the bank damaged his health, and he was forced to resign.

In the beginning of the 1880s (1880-1882) Burroughs was advised by a doctor to move to an area with a warmer climate and he moved to St. Louis, Missouri where he obtained a job in the Boyer Machine Shop. These new surroundings, which appealed to him more, hastened the development of the idea he had already in his mind, and the tools of his new craft gave him the opportunity to put into tangible form the first conception of the adding machine. Accuracy was the foundation of his work. No ordinary materials were good enough for his creation. His drawings were made on metal plates which could not expand or shrink by the smallest fraction of an inch. He worked with hardened tools, sharpened to fine points, and when he struck a center or drew a line, it was done under a microscope.

So, he invented a "calculating machine" (first patent filed in 1885) designed to ease the monotony of clerical work. He was a founder of the American Arithmometer Company (1886), which later became the Burroughs Adding Machine Company (1904), then the Burroughs Corporation (1953) and in 1986, merged with Sperry Corporation to form Unisys. He was posthumously inducted into the National Inventors Hall of Fame. He was the grandfather of Beat Generation writer William S. Burroughs and great-grandfather of William S. Burroughs, Jr., who was also a writer.

He died in Citronelle, Alabama and was interred in Bellefontaine Cemetery in St. Louis, Missouri.

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#17 Re: Ganesh's Puzzles » 10 second questions » 2018-02-14 21:19:41

Hi,

The solution #6393 (two parts) is correct. Neat work, Monox D. I-Fly!

#6394. Find the eighteenth term of the Arithmetic Progression

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#18 Re: Ganesh's Puzzles » Oral puzzles » 2018-02-14 21:09:54

Hi,

The solution #3923 is correct. Excellent, Monox D. I-Fly!

#3924. Two unbiased dice are thrown. Find the probability of the sum on the dice is greater than 10.

#19 Re: Ganesh's Puzzles » Oral puzzles » 2018-02-14 19:06:51

Hi,

The solution #3922 is correct. Neat work, Monox D. I-Fly!

#3923. A number x is selected from the numbers 1, 2, and 3 and a second number y is randomly selected from the numbers 1, 4, and 9. What is the probability of the product xy of the two numbers being less than 9?

#20 Re: Ganesh's Puzzles » 10 second questions » 2018-02-14 18:49:10

Hi,

The solution #6392 is correct. Excellent, Monox D. I-Fly!

#6393. (i) Is 68 a term of the Arithmetic Progression 7, 10, 13, ....? (ii) Is 303 a term of the Arithmetic Progression 3, 8, 13, ...?

#21 Re: Ganesh's Puzzles » Doc, Doc! » 2018-02-14 18:39:17

Hi,

A good attempt, Monox D. I-Fly!

#1138. Which part of the body is affected by 'Otitis Media'?

#22 Re: Ganesh's Puzzles » Doc, Doc! » 2018-02-14 17:09:21

Hi,

#1137. Name the highly contagious bacterial disease. Initially, symptoms are usually similar to those of the common cold with a runny nose, fever, and mild cough. This is then followed by weeks of severe coughing fits. Following a fit of coughing, a high-pitched whoop sound or gasp may occur as the person breathes in. The coughing may last for 10 or more weeks, hence the phrase "100-day cough".

#23 Re: Ganesh's Puzzles » 10 second questions » 2018-02-14 16:58:46

Hi,

The solution #6391 is correct. Neat work, Monox D. I-Fly!

#6392. Find the common difference of the Arithmetic Progression defined by

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#24 Re: Ganesh's Puzzles » Oral puzzles » 2018-02-14 16:52:23

Hi,

The solution #3921 (both parts) is correct. Neat work, Monox D. I-Fly!

#3922. A jar contains 24 marbles, some are green and others are blue. If a marble is drawn at random from the jar, the probability of it being green is 2/3. Find the number of blue marbles in the jar.

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