This week’s puzzle is an original trivia quiz with a twist.
Have you ever heard of a palindrome? It’s a word, phrase, sentence (or more) that’s spelled exactly the same way backward and forward. Here are a few well known palindromes:
You and two of your friends (not facebook friends, real world friends, remember those?) are playing a game. The dealer holds three cards, which may contain any number of aces (0, 1, 2 or 3). Each player is dealt a card face down, and asked to hold their card up against their forehead so the value side is facing out.
This is another one that Microsoft and other companies have used as an interview question but it’s a little easier than some of my recent brain benders.
Imagine you have nine uniformly sized white balls, eight of which weigh precisely the same amount, and one is decidedly heavier or lighter than the rest.
Imagine a very wealthy and eccentric friend (which is the best kind of friend to have) offers you the following choice:
In front of you are four cards on a table, which look like this: