?.....THIS IS ONLY A TEST....?

 The real questions are now:  what is a soothsayer ?
What is your defination ?
My defination is one who knows what is unknown by the vast majority ?
This is possible for some if you believe in it.
Do you ?
I also believe there are numerouse types of soothsayers.
Some read tea leaves or coffee grounds or palms of your hands or whatever.
I read Dreams.  Your dreams and my dreams.
Would you like to try it out ?
Here is all you have to do to test me at no cost.
1.  Email me with as much of the dream as you can remember.
2.  What was the feeling that the dream left you with?  in other words, did you wake up
afraid, elated, sad, happy unhappy.  How did you feel upon first awaking ?
3.  Is this the first time you have had this dream ?
4.  If you have had a dream like this but not the same let me know?
5.  Any other information you would like to share with me, you feel is important to
reverlation of this dream please send and share.
The more information I receive in regard to dream and how it made you feel, the more I will be able to
inturpet for you.  Get in touch with your own feelings prior to communicating with me
for best results in this endevor.


1.Two-child probability question
  2.Another one!
  3.The Monty Hall "three-door problem"
  4.The despot and the soothsayer
  5.The "blue spot" problem.


Question 1

A couple have two children. They tell you they don't have two girls. What is the probability that the elder
child is a boy? Answer


Question 2

A couple have two children. You see just one child, who is a boy. What is the probability that the other
child is a boy? Answer


Question 3

This question is based on an American TV quiz show, whose host was Monty Hall. A contestant is
shown three boxes with closed doors, and is told one holds a prize, while the others are empty. The
contestant chooses a door, but doesn't open it yet.

Next, Monty Hall (who knows where the prize is) opens one of the other two doors, showing an empty

Finally, the contestant is given the choice: to stick with the original closed door, or to switch to the other
closed door.

Should the contestant switch? Or are the strategies equally good? After all Monty Hall always opens an
empty box - so he can't be giving anything away - or can he?     Answer


Question 4

In far off, distant, historic times, a despotic ruler was tired of his soothsayer, and decided to execute
him. Mostly this was because the soothsayer had been studying logic recently, and all those logic jokes
were getting very tedious. Also the despot was a in a bad mood, and he was a despot, so he could do
that kind of thing.

So he has the soothsayer brought before him, tells him the bad news, and asks him if he has a last

Despite feeling rather nervous, the soothsayer sees one last way out. He asks the despot if he can be
allowed to make a prediction. Of course he doesn't want to waste his predictions, even now, and so he
would appreciate a "little something" for the effort.

"Oh no!" says the despot, "I'm regretting this final request thing already."

"Let me make a prediction, and if it's right, you can let me off..." tries the soothsayer.

"I never want to hear this stuff again" says the despot, "I hate this logic stuff. Next you are going to
predict the sun goes down tonight, or I don't execute you, or something really tricky...". He fingered his
sword: "I really hate this logic stuff."

The soothsayer knew then he had to have a really good prediction. He thought for a while, and then
offered the following: "How about this? I will make a prediction, and if I am right you must not
execute me today, but you could still execute me sometime in the future if you want to. If I am wrong,
you must execute me today. If you promise this I will make a prediction.

What was the soothsayer's prediction?          Answer


Question 5

Far away on the planet Altair, there is a children's game which they play in schools. The teacher prepares
for the game by putting a coloured spot (either yellow or blue) on every child's forehead, where the child
cannot see it. (Of course each child can see every other child's forehead).

For each child, he chooses the colours at random, but he makes sure that at least one child has a blue
spot. He tells the children he chose yellow and blue, and that there is at least one blue, but he doesn't tell
them how many blues and yellows there are.

Next he tells the class, (let us say there are 20 pupils in the class), to yell out if they know what colour
spot they have on their forehead.

There is silence.

He asks again and again until he has asked eleven times, but there is absolute silence each time.

He asks a twelth time, and suddenly several pupils cry out that they know their colour.

How can this be? Surely none of the pupils learned anything from their colleagues silence? Or did they?          Answer


    A man was slowly counting but unfortunately he miscounted. A little later he suffered a sharp

                pain in his back. Why?
       clue 1....His counting was a part of a task he was performing.
          Clue 2: No one else was involved.
          Clue 3: This would probably not happen to a woman.
          Clue 4: The pain was caused by a pointed metal object.            Answer


                   EASY 2

                A police officer saw a truck driver clearly going the wrong way down a one-way street
                but did not try to stop him. Why not?
         Clue 1: The police officer & the truck driver knew it was against the law to drive the wrong way.
         Clue 2: This was not an emergency situation.
         Clue 3: The policeman should not have taken action.
         Clue 4: The truck driver was not committing a violation.             Answer



                  A man was on the run from the police. He was watching a play in a crowded theater when he
                  noticed that detectives were closing in on him from all directions and were covering all the
                  exits.  How did he escape?
          Clue 1: The detectives saw the man and wanted to arrest him.
          Clue 2: The man did not escape across the stage.
          Clue 3: The man used the audience to help him escape.           Answer



                 During a wedding reception the father of the bride found that his wallet was missing. How did
                 he find out who had taken it?
          Clue 1: The father did not get anybody to empty their pockets.
          Clue 2: The theft had nothing to do with the contents of the wallet.
          Clue 3: He did not discover the culprit until sometime later.     Answer


     Medium 1

              In wartime, an army had to cross a wide river. There were no boats and only one bridge, which
                 was very narrow. Crossing the bridge would have made them sitting ducks for enemy gunfire.
                 How did the entire army cross the river in relative safety?
           Clue 1: They crossed during the day.
           Clue 2: They did not use the bridge.
           Clue 3: They did not swim across.
           Clue 4: They did get wet.                                                                         Answer

  Medium 2

                 If you liked this place you would rather stay for a day than a year, but if you hated it you would
                 rather stay for a year than a day. Why?
           Clue 1: It is not a town or a building.
           Clue 2: This is a real place.
           Clue 3: It is not a pleasant place to be.
           Clue 4: It is dangerous, but this is irrelevant.                                   Answer

  Medium  3.

       What do these animals have in common--koala bear, prairie dog, firefly, silkworm, jackrabbit,
                  guinea pig?
            Clue 1: The firefly is a beetle.
            Clue 2:The koala bear is a marsupial.                                                Answer


 Hard 1

       A man walked up a hill carrying a blanket. Because of this one hundred people died. How?
           Clue 1: The man did not inadvertently cause an accident.
           Clue 2: He deliberately caused their deaths.
           Clue 3: His accomplices killed them.
           Clue 4: The people who died were traveling when this happened   Answer


Hard 2

                 How did a change in the state traffic regulations lead to an increase in trade for local sex shops?

         Clue 1: The change in traffic regulations did not mean that more cars passed the area where the
                       sex shops were located.
         Clue 2: The change in traffic regulations did not cause a change in people's sexual behavior.
         Clue 3: The change in traffic regulations did not have to do with speeding or parking.
         Clue 4: People were able to buy something from the sex shops that helped them to comply with or
                      evade the new regulations.                                                    Answer


Hard 3.
           A rather nasty criminal developed a seemingly foolproof way of extracting money from bereaved

                 families. He would scan the obituary column in order to choose the name of a wealthy man who
                 had recently died. Then he sent an invoice for pornographic books addressed to the man and
                 claiming payment for goods previously dispatched. To avoid any scandal the family would
                 invariably pay. How was he eventually caught out?
           Clue 1: The criminal did not send an invoice to someone who was still living.
           Clue 2:The dead person was not above suspicion because of his character or profession.
This puzzle claims to be the best of the genre. It is simple in its
statement, absolutely baffling and yet with a completely satisfying
solution. Most people struggle very hard to solve this one yet they like
the answer when they hear it or have the satisfaction of figuring it out.

1. There is a man who lives on the top floor of a very tall building.
Everyday he gets the elevator down to the ground floor to leave the
building to go to work. Upon returning from work though, he can only travel
half way up in the lift and has to walk the rest of the way unless it's
raining! Why?
2. A man and his son are in a car accident. The father dies on the scene,
but the child is rushed to the hospital. When he arrives the surgeon says,
"I can't operate on this boy, he is my son!" How can this be?
3. A man is wearing black. Black shoes, socks, trousers, coat, gloves and
ski mask. He is walking down a back street with all the street lamps off. A
black car is coming towards him with its light off but somehow manages to
stop in time. How did the driver see the man?
4. One day Kerry celebrated her birthday. Two days later her older twin
brother, Terry, celebrated his birthday. How?
5. Why is it better to have round manhole covers than square ones? This is
logical rather than lateral, but it is a good puzzle that can be solved by
lateral thinking techniques. It is supposedly used by a very well-known
software company as an interview question for prospective employees.
6. A man went to a party and drank some of the punch. He then left early.
Everyone else at the party who drank the punch subsequently died of
poisoning. Why did the man not die?
7. A man died and went to Heaven. There were thousands of other people
there. They were all naked and all looked as they did at the age of 21. He
looked around to see if there was anyone he recognized. He saw a couple and
he knew immediately that they were Adam and Eve. How did he know?
8. A woman had two sons who were born on the same hour of the same day of
the same year. But they were not twins. How could this be so?
9. A man walks into a bar and asks the barman for a glass of water. The
barman pulls out a gun and points it at the man. The man says "Thank you"
and walks out.
This is probably the best known and most celebrated of all lateral thinking
puzzles. It is a true classic. Although there are many possible solutions
that fit the initial conditions, only the canonical answer is truly
The World's three most preplexing problems
Mind - Body - Soul

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