A Story And A Fun Game For Children…

and for us too, I think.

Next in the series (the first one here): The scene, not very unusual, put to a group of children was:

“The lady of the house set on the table a bowl of freshly baked cookies.

And when she was not around, Chotu, all of eight years, got to it and picked one that was the largest. Bade, elder by a couple of years, instructed by his mom to keep a watch – use of any force or raising one’s voice disallowed, took his job seriously.  Trying his best (or worst?) to persuade Chotu to put it down, at the same time removing the remaining cookies to safety, he said, “Chotu

The children were given time to develop the story from here on.

At the end of the allotted time, they were called in turn to present their conclusion. Here’s a selection from the many stories presented:

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“Chotu, you took that one from the bottom of the heap, right? That was the first one Amma was figuring out the settings for baking them right. See, she even made them smaller for them to come out alright. Am sure this oneit would be faintly smelling of the dough and taste a little raw in the mouth

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“Chotu, you took that one from the top of the heap, right? That was the last one – Amma scraped hard all the dough sticking to the bottom and also from the sides of the mixing bowl, lumped them together and baked as one large piece. You will find it a little flaky, crumbling in your hand and tasting a little uneven in your mouthAnd who knows what else got into it from the bowl, ugh”

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“Chotu, what are you doing? What will mom do then? That piece was specially done by mom for your teacher. I even saw her sending a pic of it to her. You know, she has invited your teacher for a cup of tea here at our place and she’s on her way.”

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“Chotu, you shouldn’t. That was from the batch she cooked specially for Bruno. Don’t know how it got mixed up with this pile.”

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Not known if Chotu succeeded!

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Source: 123rf.com

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Exams Are Like…

There are many memes on the subject – poor student sweating out in the examination hall.

These memes do get a fair share of responses when posted. It is interesting to look at these responses elicited by this one – they reveal the richness and diversity in thinking of the human mind – pls note, corporate honchos, if you think all the wisdom lies in one head. Of course most are flippant, hilarious, while a few seriously address the problem! Speculating on who in the world Jack is some go so far as to implicate poor Jill who knows nothing about the question on hand or even the beanstalk! Here is a very small sample across the spectrum:

###ברייטמן: Easy 34 stickers because he gave Dave 3

### Chaudhuri: Well according to nomenclature theory, Tani is a name given to women. But Jen gave the stickers to a man….and there is only one man present in this question, assuming that man is no one but Jack, Jack has 10 stickers……..😏

### Patra: Jack have 69 stickers…Prove me wrong 😂

### Kaur: 23 Stickers….becoz jack is the another name of Tani.

Suddenly the thought occured: What would I say?

Pause here for a moment and think about how would you answer.

Done? Here we go.

How about ‘Same as what Jack had before’? After all there are no transactions involving him. Simple, eh? Of course a dull/dry solution from who but an engineer trying hard to do better:-)

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Two ‘Keeda’s’ (Worms) That Messed Up My Head…

…spoiling the quiet of a peaceful Sunday morning.

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Source: Arumi OeScience Memes

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Where is he going wrong?

Source: Dwiti Krushna DasScience Memes

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Read in the ‘Comments’ if you wish to know how like I had to,

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Take A Break…

You owe yourself:

(don’t forget your coffee)

The Good

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The Bad

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The Ugly

Adam is given 52 cards from his friend, and he knows in that pile are 13 cards that are facing up and the rest are facing down in a random order. Adam is blindfolded and cannot see the cards. He needs to create two piles with the same number of cards facing up.

How can he do it? Not a trick question.

This one is a nasty…don’t be too harsh on yourself.

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Answers in the Comments as always.

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Source: facebook.com/Elec.Eng.World, braingle.com (Xpert007 and Crazycriely) and Brightside.com

Take A Break…

from solving world problems and go for this:

(don’t forget your coffee)

(vide Bright Side)

The Good

Find the odd one (10 secs):

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The Bad

(12 secs)

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The Ugly

(until they call you out)

A serial killer kidnapped people and made them take one of two pills.

‘Take any one of these two pills, your choice. One is poisoned and the other harmless.’

Whichever pill a victim took, the serial killer took the other one.

Each time, the victim died and the serial killer survived.

Question. How did the killer always get the harmless pill?

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Answers in the Comments as always.

You are now fitter than ever to take on the evil:-)

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Learning English? Keep Away, Please!

Special Sugar Section

Which one of the following words does not belong with the other six?

Issue
Mishap
Parachute
Ocean
Semiconscious
Anxious
Mansion

Hint: Go straight to ‘Answer’ below. I didn’t even try!

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Answer:

Mishap is the misfit.

The other six words, and the three in the title, all contain the ‘sh’ sound – which is spelled in nine different ways!

Ironically, the word which does contain -sh- is not pronounced ‘sh’!

‘Schedule’ would count as another spelling of the same sound, depending on which side of the Atlantic you studied!

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Source: braingle.com, image from wpclipart.com

Coffee Is No Help…

At least it didn’t work for me. Try cracking these two:



Simple, eh? That was from Buzzfeed.

Here comes the second one:

Can you make a square by touching only one matchstick?

When you have had enough – I did no better – pls find the solutions in comments.

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