Tanga Times - August 10th, 2007 by VRoscioli
Welcome to your first weekly installment of V’s Riddle Corner. Each Friday evening I’ll provide you with a few riddles to earn you some Tanga Points, and perhaps even a few links to waste some time. The links will tend to be to interesting facts or fun videos, while the puzzles will frequently be based in logic or maths (gasp!). So, without further adieu…
Wastes of Time:
What are the next three terms in this sequence:
3, 3, 5, 4, 4, 3, 5, 5, 4, 3, 6, 6, …? FTP5
“At 8 AM on Monday, June 9, 1969, you were drinking coffee in a booth in the diner by the rail station?” asked the DA.
“I was,” answered Mr. X, on trial for murder.
“And you didn’t see the man across the aisle – not ten feet from you – bludgeoned to death!”
“No, I was reading the morning paper.”
“The owner remembers you. You were in quite a hurry. You gave her a dollar in payment for a 24-cent check and didn’t wait for change.”
“I had to catch my train.”
“You were paying attention to the time, but you failed to notice the man in the next booth had been murdered – covered from head to toe in blood?”
“I might have known someone was there, but I never looked straight at him.”
“You didn’t hear him ask for french toast and coffee?”
“I might have. I don’t remember. I was busy reading the stock listings. I own a few shares.”
“And that took you how long?”
“A few minutes. Then I read the business news. There was a big article about predicted oil prices for next year. After I finished reading, I checked the time. I had less than three minutes to catch my train to Sacramento.”
In the back of the courtroom, Detective Y leaned over and noted to Inspector Z: “If he doesn’t get life for murder, we’ll certainly get him on perjury.”
That’s all for today, folks. See you next week!